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05.05.2020

5 ways to help keep children learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

5 ways to help keep children learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

UNICEF Global Chief of Education’s tips to help keep your child learning at home. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has upended family life around the world. School closures, working remotely, physical distancing — it’s a lot to navigate for parents to navigate. Robert Jenkins, UNICEF’s Global Chief of Education, offers… »

04.05.2020

Working from home, even when the coronavirus crisis has passed

Working from home, even when the coronavirus crisis has passed

The coronavirus crisis has compelled workers around the world to work from home. Global air quality has been transformed as a result. When the crisis has passed, will those who can work from home still be allowed to? Germany is gradually reopening public life after weeks of coronavirus-prompted restrictions. It… »

04.05.2020

Manifesto 2020 Calls for A Trans-National Citizens’ Alliance

Manifesto 2020 Calls for A Trans-National Citizens’ Alliance

Viewpoint by Agora of the Inhabitants of the Earth A new public declaration of policy and aims, Manifesto 2020, has issued a clarion call for declaring poverty Illegal. Poverty Is the product of labour regulation within the context of unequal economic growth. It is the result of global… »

03.05.2020

U.S. Trade War Against China Takes a Coronaviral Turn

U.S. Trade War Against China Takes a Coronaviral Turn

The anti-China fake news campaign about the COVID-19 pandemic fits into the larger war that the U.S. is waging against China. It taps into the deep reservoir of xenophobia and racism in the U.S. and elsewhere. By Prabir Purkayastha / Independent Media Institute The Trump administration has expanded its… »

03.05.2020

Tomás Hirsch: The Pandemic Could Generate New and Very Interesting Responses

Tomás Hirsch: The Pandemic Could Generate New and Very Interesting Responses

Pandemic, activism, social protests, neoliberal system, solidarity, social, personal and spiritual perspectives ; we discussed all these topics, with Thomas Hirsch, Chilean humanist deputy. The emergence of the coronavirus puts us in a new scenario and destabilizing for all. This change of habits and certainties for social… »

02.05.2020

France extends health emergency until July 24 as Europe mulls lifting lockdown restrictions

France extends health emergency until July 24 as Europe mulls lifting lockdown restrictions

France’s minister of health has announced an extension of the public health state of emergency until July 24. The country was placed under emergency on March 24 due the Covid-19 outbreak. The move was announced by Olivier Veran on Saturday, following an emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers. While… »

30.04.2020

Education Crisis: From Pre-K to Higher Ed, Students Face Unequal Access During Coronavirus Shutdown

Education Crisis: From Pre-K to Higher Ed, Students Face Unequal Access During Coronavirus Shutdown

We look at the impact of the pandemic on schools, universities, students, parents, teachers and professors — and who is at the table to shape what happens next. “We now have an economic crisis on top of the public health crisis, and the ways that we’re choosing to educate children… »

28.04.2020

WATCH: Bernie Sanders to Host Livestream Discussion on the Coronavirus Pandemic and Undocumented Immigrants

WATCH: Bernie Sanders to Host Livestream Discussion on the Coronavirus Pandemic and Undocumented Immigrants

Sanders has called for a robust coronavirus relief package that would include direct monthly payments for undocumented people, who were left out of the CARES Act. By Julia Conley, staff writer – Common Dreams Sen. Bernie Sanders will be joined by national immigrant rights advocates Monday evening for a livestream… »

27.04.2020

Greece: COVID-19 pandemic a further risk to refugee child education, warns UN partner

Greece: COVID-19 pandemic a further risk to refugee child education, warns UN partner

UN agencies in Greece have expressed concern at the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the education of refugee children in the country, as a charity partner warns that funding for educational programmes is on the verge of running out. The UN refugee agency… »

26.04.2020

Germans protest coronavirus restrictions in Berlin, Stuttgart

Germans protest coronavirus restrictions in Berlin, Stuttgart

People in Berlin and Stuttgart have taken to the streets to protest against a loss of freedoms amid the coronavirus pandemic. Germany has enacted a series of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Hundreds of people took part in demonstrations in the cities of Berlin and Stuttgart on… »

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