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04.04.2020

Measures against COVID-19 need to include refugees and migrants

Measures against COVID-19 need to include refugees and migrants

WHO Regional Office for Europe A new publication highlights the importance of addressing the needs of refugees and migrants when preparing for or responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Refugees and migrants, particularly those who are displaced and/or living in camps and camp-like settings, are faced with specific challenges and vulnerabilities… »

04.04.2020

The Corona – An opportunity to replace militarist security with common and human security. Part 1

The Corona – An opportunity to replace militarist security with common and human security. Part 1

Governments have spent trillions on preparing for military threats created by their own policies. No one prioritised human and societal security. The unique over-reaction to COVID-19 should worry us much more than the virus itself. It can be seen as a panicky attempt to cover-up the failure of an outdated… »

04.04.2020

Brooklyn For Peace Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic

Brooklyn For Peace Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, which is destroying lives and livelihoods as it advances, confirms that our country, indeed the entire world, can no longer afford war. At this time, Brooklyn For Peace reaffirms our core mission: the elimination of war, and the social injustices which are its causes and its results. »

04.04.2020

Capitalism Has Failed in Fighting Coronavirus

Capitalism Has Failed in Fighting Coronavirus

By Richard D. Wolff The desperate policies of panic-driven governments involve throwing huge amounts of money at the economies collapsed in response to the coronavirus threat. Monetary authorities create money and lend it at extremely low interest rates to the major corporations and especially big banks “to get them through… »

03.04.2020

After the pandemic: the “what”, the “how” and the “who”

After the pandemic: the “what”, the “how” and the “who”

There is much debate about what the world will be like after the pandemic, and we really don’t even know when that will be. It may be that in some countries contagion will peak in a few weeks and then decline, but simultaneously contagion may advance in other nations. We… »

03.04.2020

Key COP26 climate summit postponed to ‘safeguard lives’

Key COP26 climate summit postponed to ‘safeguard lives’

With no end in sight to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the UN climate change talks which were due to take place in Scotland later in the year, have been postponed until October 2021. The decision was announced on Wednesday night by the advisory group to the COP26 talks, overseen by… »

02.04.2020

Mad King Trump Angers the Gods

Mad King Trump Angers the Gods

By Thom Hartmann In the 4,000-year-old “Epic of Gilgamesh,” the arrogant eponymous king killed Humbaba, the giant guardian of the forest so that he could cut down the cedar stands in what is now northern Iraq to build his great city of Uruk. Gilgamesh’s people then diverted the Euphrates River… »

02.04.2020

Coronavirus: What are the lockdown measures across Europe?

Coronavirus: What are the lockdown measures across Europe?

Countries across Europe have significantly curbed public life in order to halt the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. DW breaks down what life in lockdown means and how long the measures are expected to last. Italy Restrictions in place until April 13, could extend to July 31 Italy issued a nationwide… »

02.04.2020

Stop Coronavirus: The Pandemic Where There is a Lack of Water

Stop Coronavirus: The Pandemic Where There is a Lack of Water

Energia per i Diritti Umani Onlus started the “Stop Coronavirus” campaign in Senegal and Gambia in order to raise awareness among the population on the real risks of the global pandemic and give free equipment to prevent the transmission of pathogens. »

01.04.2020

Could COVID-19 Reshape Global Leadership?

Could COVID-19 Reshape Global Leadership?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies As U.S. COVID-19 cases double every few days and the death toll mounts, the U.S. seems to be caught in a “worst of both worlds” predicament: daily life and much of the U.S. economy is shut down, but no real progress has… »

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