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03.04.2020

In a Pandemic, The Bomb Looks Different

In a Pandemic, The Bomb Looks Different

Everything looks different through the lens of Covid-19. by Vicki Elson and Timmon Wallis.* If we can suddenly mobilize trillions of dollars to prop up the economy, why can’t we mobilize trillions to provide better food, shelter, and health care for our children? If we can stop polluting China’s air… »

03.04.2020

Liberation during the coronavirus pandemic

Liberation during the coronavirus pandemic

Louisianna Waring   The Ecologist Millions of us are using the coronavirus lockdown as a time to reflect on our own actions and the world we live in. The SARS-CoV-2 virus and subsequent COVID-19 disease is present in nearly every country and has… »

02.04.2020

Manufacturing the enemy. From trade war to the pandemic spat, the impossible cohabitation of China and the US

Manufacturing the enemy. From trade war to the pandemic spat, the impossible cohabitation of China and the US

By Carlos Eduardo Piña Throughout their history, the United States have built their identity as a great power around the figure of their external enemies. In a similar way to every social phenomenon, a referent, i.e. an opposing image, is needed in order to understand and assert one’s… »

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… »

31.03.2020

Coronavirus: a doorway to the rebirth of human civilisation

Coronavirus: a doorway to the rebirth of human civilisation

As covid-19 sweeps the planet having seemingly been reduced to manageable numbers in China, governments and world leaders are struggling to come to terms with the new reality.  It has become clear that everything we thought we knew about how economics works is false.  We can actually survive without markets! … »

31.03.2020

International Peace Bureau: divert military spending to healthcare, now!

International Peace Bureau: divert military spending to healthcare, now!

One of the world’s oldest peace federations, and receiver of the 1910 Nobel Peace Prize, the International Peace Bureau, launched a call this week aimed at world leaders “to dramatically reduce military spending in favour of healthcare and all social and environmental needs.” The coronavirus epidemic that is sweeping the… »

31.03.2020

When Economists Try to Solve Health Crises, the Results Can Often Be Disastrous

When Economists Try to Solve Health Crises, the Results Can Often Be Disastrous

Classical economics helped kill millions in the British Empire’s famines—following economic orthodoxy today could be just as deadly. By Justin Podur I’m writing this at 585,000 worldwide active cases, 26,000 deaths, and with only China and Korea seemingly under some sort of control (using a social metric tool, Worldometer). The… »

30.03.2020

New York Prisons Called ‘Death Camps’ in the Making

New York Prisons Called ‘Death Camps’ in the Making

By Frances Madeson Every day, says Donna Robinson, a bucket of bleachy water is delivered to a ward in Bedford Hills to be used by the sixty women housed there, her own daughter among them. That’s the extent of the supplies they receive to keep their area sanitized from… »

30.03.2020

‘A Harrowing Warning’ to All as Hungary Hands Far-Right Leader Dictatorial Powers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

‘A Harrowing Warning’ to All as Hungary Hands Far-Right Leader Dictatorial Powers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

“We could have a parallel epidemic of authoritarian and repressive measures following close if not on the heels of a health epidemic.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer Human rights groups and activists issued dire warnings about the state of democracy in Hungary—and the rest of the world—after the nation’s parliament… »

30.03.2020

Noam Chomsky: “We will overcome the coronavirus crisis, but we have more serious crises ahead of us”

Noam Chomsky: “We will overcome the coronavirus crisis, but we have more serious crises ahead of us”

Noam Chomsky, well-known 91-year-old American linguist and political analyst, spoke to Srećko Horvat on DiEM25 TV from Arizona US, where he is in self-isolation because of the pandemic. Chomsky pointed out that the health crisis of the coronavirus is very serious and will have serious consequences but will be temporary,… »

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