COVID-19

How Did We End Up Here?

Every day, all day long, we are bombarded with updates and analyses about COVID-19, a virus that has stopped our one and only planet from “turning.” The whole world is on lockdown and almost everything has been shut down: businesses,…

Measures against COVID-19 need to include refugees and migrants

WHO Regional Office for Europe A new publication highlights the importance of addressing the needs of refugees and migrants when preparing for or responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Refugees and migrants, particularly those who are displaced and/or living in camps…

The Corona – An opportunity to replace militarist security with common and human security. Part 1

Governments have spent trillions on preparing for military threats created by their own policies. No one prioritised human and societal security. The unique over-reaction to COVID-19 should worry us much more than the virus itself. It can be seen as…

Brooklyn For Peace Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, which is destroying lives and livelihoods as it advances, confirms that our country, indeed the entire world, can no longer afford war. At this time, Brooklyn For Peace reaffirms our core mission: the elimination of war, and…

Former UK Commanders call for nuclear cuts to address Covid-19

Three former UK Royal Navy Commanders sent a letter to all UK parliamentarians on April 1 questioning the policy of maintaining a continuous at sea nuclear deterrent. The commanders note that the £2 billion a year cost of maintaining this nuclear posture…

Key COP26 climate summit postponed to ‘safeguard lives’

With no end in sight to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the UN climate change talks which were due to take place in Scotland later in the year, have been postponed until October 2021. The decision was announced on Wednesday night…

Could COVID-19 Reshape Global Leadership?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies As U.S. COVID-19 cases double every few days and the death toll mounts, the U.S. seems to be caught in a “worst of both worlds” predicament: daily life and much of the…

Hungary: Emergency Law gives carte blanche powers to government – free media and human rights defenders needed more than ever

The Hungarian Parliament adopted the so-called “Authorization Act”, allowing indefinite government rule by decree. The role of free media and a strong civil society is now more vital than ever to ensure government accountability. Fully aware of its increased responsibility,…

Is The Gentle Pangolin a Link in the Covid 19 Virus?

By Mona Sabalones Gonzalez The pangolins are very sweet. The eyes of the pangolin are very expressive. They can show love and fear. The pangolins and their caretakers … walk together. ~Lisa Hywood, Tikki Hywood Foundation He flops on his…

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…

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