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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,… »

30.03.2020

Coronavirus emergency: Health is a universal right above profit

Coronavirus emergency: Health is a universal right above profit

From different parts of the world, a number of humanists have reflected on the present moment and prepared this declaration and campaign which Pressenza is happy to endorse. Health is a universal right. Above market economics and financial speculation. With this appeal we are responding to the responsibility that… »

30.03.2020

Iran repeats world call against US harassment

Iran repeats world call against US harassment

Iran repeated a world call against unilateral and punitive measures that hinder the fight against Covid-19 in the country, local media reported on Sunday. ‘The world needs to wake up and end the violations of international law committed by Washington against the Islamic Republic,’ Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi noted. »

29.03.2020

Call to the G20: invest in Healthcare instead of further Militarisation

Call to the G20: invest in Healthcare instead of further Militarisation

IPB is calling for a dramatic reduction of military spending in favour of healthcare and meeting social needs The world’s oldest peace NGO, the Nobel Prize-winning IPB has called on G20 world leaders who are gathering via virtual means this coming week to send a message of peace and solidarity… »

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