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24.03.2020

The OTHER Virus That Is About To Spread

The OTHER Virus That Is About To Spread

The same basic mechanisms that were set in motion in 2008 are being set in motion again, even more strongly now in 2020, to confront the effects of the spreading of the COVID-19 virus. Namely, huge sums of capital are being hurled at banks and large corporations in order to… »

24.03.2020

Peru: Everything changed in 10 days…

Peru: Everything changed in 10 days…

By Madeleine John Only two weeks ago the state was synonymous with bureaucracy, inefficiency, and corruption. With all the last presidents in prison under house arrest, with extradition orders or suicides, the disbelief in the political class was total. Last year, the population was clamoring for the closure of a… »

24.03.2020

All Rise: A Board Certified Chaplain Speaks Her Mind & Heart

All Rise:  A Board Certified Chaplain Speaks Her Mind & Heart

This was shared today on a Facebook forum in which I am a participant. The post is from a Board Certified Chaplain whose job it is to be in hospitals, to visit, comfort, and serve patients within the institution and their families. I have her permission to reprint because she… »

24.03.2020

An Often Overlooked Region of India Is a Beacon to the World for Taking on the Coronavirus

An Often Overlooked Region of India Is a Beacon to the World for Taking on the Coronavirus

By Vijay Prashad and Subin Dennis K.K. Shailaja is the health minister in the Left Democratic Front government in Kerala, the state in the southwest of India that has a population of 35 million people. On January 25, 2020, she convened a high-level meeting to discuss the outbreak of COVID-19… »

23.03.2020

The UBI After the Coronavirus

The UBI After the Coronavirus

By Jhon Sánchez Before the Coronavirus outbreak, the first reaction I heard from people when I explained to them about the Universal Basic Income was, “Is this communism?” My listeners seemed to enter in a trance-like state as if they were watching live a congressional hearing during the McCarthy era. »

23.03.2020

The Cost of This Pandemic Must Not Bankrupt the People

The Cost of This Pandemic Must Not Bankrupt the People

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has spread to almost every country on the planet earth. The virus will take many lives, disrupt communities and institutions, and leave behind trauma and a devastated world economy. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimates that by the end of 2020, global… »

21.03.2020

UN Chief Warns of Coming Recession for the Planet

UN Chief Warns of Coming Recession for the Planet

Bumping elbows at the United Nations By Evelyn Leopold The United Nations has shut down most of its meetings and all of its conferences, but the world body in New York stays open. There are peacekeeping missions to follow, conflicts around the world and the plight of the millions of… »

19.03.2020

Millions of Brazilians Protest from Windows and Balconies Demanding President’s Ouster

Millions of Brazilians Protest from Windows and Balconies Demanding President’s Ouster

In Brazil, the president of the Senate has tested positive for COVID-19, along with two Cabinet ministers and 16 members of President Bolsonaro’s entourage on a recent trip to the U.S. to meet with President Trump. Over the weekend, Bolsonaro — who should have self-quarantined under guidelines suggested by his… »

19.03.2020

‘We Cannot Test. We Cannot Test’: As Coronavirus Cases in US Spike 40% in One Day, Medical Workers Plea for Key Supplies

‘We Cannot Test. We Cannot Test’: As Coronavirus Cases in US Spike 40% in One Day, Medical Workers Plea for Key Supplies

“Testing is central because that leads to early detection, it minimizes further spread, and it quickly treats those found with the virus.” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer Common Dreams As it was reported Thursday that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States rose by over 40% in just… »

19.03.2020

Ten stories you might have missed because of coronavirus

Ten stories you might have missed because of coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world and dominates the headlines, it is easy to forget that life goes on outside of the virus. From the US democratic primaries to the ongoing migrant crisis in the eastern Mediterranean to, here are ten of the stories you might have missed from… »

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