COVID-19

Bonus “Danger Money” won’t appease union in health and social care

Several governments across Europe promised, or even gave, ‘danger money’ bonuses for frontline workers in health and social care as the pandemic gathered strength. Such bonuses can only treat the symptom not the cause, however. Bonuses and even higher wages…

People in LA Are Feeding Each Other the Food That Would Be Wasted

Americans waste 30 to 40 percent of all food. These organizers connect the excess food in their neighborhoods with hungry people—rather than the dump. By April M. Short In any given U.S. city, on any given night, chances are that…

COVID-19 pandemic spurs multi-headed problems – An interview with Caroline Audoir de Valter of Hope for the Children Foundation

INTERVIEW         by Perfecto Caparas In this Pressenza interview, Caroline Audoir de Valter, founder and CEO of Hope for the Children Foundation, discusses how her NGO has been responding to the COVID-19 devastation that grips the people…

Getting a Covid-19 jab in the Philippines

PHOTO/REPORT         Photos by Boldy Tapales/Text by Karina Santillan The government’s CoVid 19 vaccination program in the Philippines started to roll out last March 1. First in the lineup were front liners and senior citizens, like me.…

French group collects funds to support Covid-19 vaccination in Cuba

France Cuba solidarity association on Monday launched a new call to provide funds on French soil to purchase syringes and needles for the Covid-19 vaccination in Cuba. With its call, the association with more than six decades of support to…

(My COVID Experience) How my husband recently dodged three bullets

HUMAN INTEREST         The other day, my husband was scrolling down his Facebook page, and he said, “These days I send more messages of condolence, than of happy birthdays or congratulations.” My husband recently dodged three bullets.…

Scientists invent home COVID-19 test using coffee machine capsules

Transitioning to home working had its challenges for us all, but when your job involves researching biological applications for nanotechnology, those trials are a little more complicated than juggling the household’s broadband usage. So barred from his lab, you might…

Interview with Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary

Sharan Burrow is the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). During her time at the head of ITUC, she has helped to foster relations between trade unions and the peace movement – bringing together themes of peace,…

Kashmiri human rights defenders continue to fight injustices amid growing repression

Humanitarian work in one of the world’s most militarized zones has only gotten more difficult as India resorts to new levels of intimidation and hostility. Mehk Chakraborty In Indian-administered Kashmir, anything remotely anti-establishment has been consistently labeled as terrorism, a…

France calls up 4,400 officers to enforce 6pm curfew in Paris amid rising Covid-19 infections and compliance concerns

The French authorities have vowed to increase their presence on the streets this weekend as France struggles to enforce a 6pm-6am curfew amid soaring Covid-19 infections across the country and in the capital. “If the police find groups of people…

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