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25.03.2020

French Jesuit economist urges world to learn lessons from coronavirus: “There’ll be other pandemics, that’s for sure”

French Jesuit economist urges world to learn lessons from coronavirus: “There’ll be other pandemics, that’s for sure”

A French Jesuit economist has urged the world to learn lessons from the coronavirus crisis, warning “there will be other pandemics, that’s for sure”. By: Cameron Doody Key points – “We knew it was coming, but the economy wasn’t ready at all” – “I… »

25.03.2020

Coronavirus: Stockpiling continues in the UK despite government calls

Coronavirus: Stockpiling continues in the UK despite government calls

Stefano Fasano, Al Arabiya English If you live in London, it’s a hard time for toilet roll hunters. For a couple of weeks now, toilet paper has become the favoured prey of seemingly uncontrollable hoards of irrational stockpilers in the country, leaving many supermarkets in a daily apocalypse-like situation of… »

24.03.2020

WATCH: Bernie Sanders Holds Roundtable on Coronavirus Response With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib

WATCH: Bernie Sanders Holds Roundtable on Coronavirus Response With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib

“What better time than now to call for bold, progressive policy solutions.” By Eoin Higgins, staff writer – Common Dreams Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold a virtual roundtable on the coronavirus response Sunday night with three of his strongest supporters, the Vermont lawmaker’s 2020 Democratic presidential campaign announced. Reps. Alexandria… »

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

Croatia’s earthquake risk disrupting partial lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak

Croatia’s earthquake risk disrupting partial lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak

A series of tremors hit the Croatian capital Zagreb on early Sunday morning on March 22, leaving at least 27 people injured, one critically, and widespread damage to old buildings in the historic center. The epicenter was registered at seven kilometers north of Zagreb at a 5.3… »

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. »

22.03.2020

COVID-19: Several members of La Via Campesina highlight the vulnerability of peasants and workers

COVID-19: Several members of La Via Campesina highlight the vulnerability of peasants and workers

La Via Campesina As Coronavirus spreads across countries and continents, several members of La Via Campesina have issued statements highlighting the precarious situation of peasants and migrant workers around the world. Here is a compilation of different Statements issued by the members. “Coronavirus hit the Migrant Farm Workers” Border… »

22.03.2020

UN welcomes response by Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause

UN welcomes response by Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause

The United Nations on Saturday welcomed the “positive responses” of Libya’s Tripoli-based government and the Libyan National Army (LNA) to calls for a pause to stop the fighting, in the hopes that this would allow humanitarian access throughout the crisis-torn country and head off the potential threat… »

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