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24.10.2020

A demonstration in Prague

A demonstration in Prague

Yesterday, a demonstration held in Prague against the steps taken by the government to face the Covid epidemic, turned into a tough fight between protesters and police. The protest was planned to start at 2:00 P.M. and according to the current containment measures required: no more than 500 people divided… »

18.10.2020

COVID-19 People’s lives have been sacrificed to the economic interests of the dominant powers

COVID-19 People’s lives have been sacrificed to the economic interests of the dominant powers

They have once again failed to give priority to human beings, to life, over the economic interests of the “lords of the world” who, over the last 50 years, have done nothing but steal and destroy life on Earth. Friday evening, 16 October, members of the… »

17.10.2020

Stand in solidarity with world’s poor, UN chief says in message for International Day

Stand in solidarity with world’s poor, UN chief says in message for International Day

The UN Secretary-General has called for solidarity with all people living in poverty, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Secretary-General António Guterres issued the appeal in a video message to mark the International Day for… »

17.10.2020

UK government’s tiered COVID-19 alert systems are all flawed, warns disaster expert

UK government’s tiered COVID-19 alert systems are all flawed, warns disaster expert

Alert systems need to be clear and easy for everyone to understand. Yet, to date, the UK’s national alert system has created confusion and been largely ignored. Now, a second local alert level system has been introduced in England. I’m not convinced it will do any better. Other countries, from New… »

09.10.2020

What activists who fought the AIDS crisis can teach us about organizing during a pandemic

What activists who fought the AIDS crisis can teach us about organizing during a pandemic

More than 30 years after ACT UP was founded, their bold activism in response to the AIDS crisis offers critical lessons for those mobilizing around COVID-19. Loretta Graceffo During the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in New York, Avram Finklestein was inundated by the… »

02.10.2020

Coronavirus: divide-and-rule tactics are clearly not working for the UK’s exhausted, fractured population

Coronavirus: divide-and-rule tactics are clearly not working for the UK’s exhausted, fractured population

The UK government has introduced hefty fines for those not following the latest rules brought in to manage the COVID-19 crisis. It has also told bars and pubs to close at 10pm and reduced the number of people that can congregate together to six. The devolved governments have introduced different… »

25.09.2020

How and when will we know that a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective?

How and when will we know that a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective?

By William Petri – The Conversation With COVID-19 vaccines currently in the final phase of study, you’ve probably been wondering how the FDA will decide if a vaccine is safe and effective. Based on the status of the Phase 3 trials currently underway, it is unlikely that the results of these… »

24.09.2020

The Future We Want, The UN We Need

The Future We Want, The UN We Need

By Robert W. Sandford As we reflect on this week and celebrate the United Nations’ rise in the war-ravaged world some 75 years ago, humanity is again being asked to lay the foundation for a new world. As in 1945, we are… »

20.09.2020

2020 Basic Income March for Change

2020 Basic Income March for Change

By Jhon Sánchez Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote, “Time is on the side of change.” Yesterday, still without knowing of RBG’s death, I logged in to the online event to celebrate the progress of the UBI campaign in the USA and the world. When the host rendered tribute to RBG, it… »

16.09.2020

GBV – the shadow pandemic

GBV – the shadow pandemic

Gender-based violence is a world-wide problem – and one that has been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic as victims are locked down with their abusers and frustration and uncertainty feed aggression. This ‘shadow pandemic’ is the focus of the third call-out in our #MyStoryForAStory (#MijnStoryVoorEenStory) campaign as we focus on… »

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