COVID-19

Water Security: A Lifeline for People and Planet

Viewpoint by Inge Kaul* BERLIN (IDN) – In the face of upsurge of the coronavirus, World Water Day 2020 may seem to have no relevance. But the fact is that water is vital for life on earth. It is inextricably linked to…

‘We Cannot Test. We Cannot Test’: As Coronavirus Cases in US Spike 40% in One Day, Medical Workers Plea for Key Supplies

“Testing is central because that leads to early detection, it minimizes further spread, and it quickly treats those found with the virus.” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer Common Dreams As it was reported Thursday that the number of confirmed coronavirus…

Treat migrants with dignity and respect during pandemic: UN migration agency

The importance of treating migrants with dignity and respect has not changed, UN migration agency (IOM), spokesperson Joel Millman has told UN News, adding that the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on migrants, highly represented in the food industry,…

Postpone the NPT Review Conference to 2021 and Convene in Vienna

by Tariq Rauf The writer has attended all nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) meetings since 1987 as a delegate, including as senior adviser to the chair of Main Committee I (nuclear disarmament) in 2015 and to the chair of the 2014…

European Humanist Forum postponed

Due to the spread of Covid-19 throughout Europe and, in particular, as a result of the severe measures taken in Italy to contain the contagion and the restrictions on travel to Italy by other countries, the organizing team, together with…

A Covid-19 Vaccine quickly and cheaply

By John Scales Avery The urgent need for a vaccine Public health experts say that if the COVID-19 epidemic is not successfully contained, it could become a global pandemic, perhaps spreading to 80% of the world’s population. With a 1%…

Health Care Instead of Military Exercises

With the recent WHO declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, concerns are higher than ever about the rapid global spread of the disease with precautions being taken to limit travel, large gatherings, and panic. Nonetheless, one of the largest military drills…

To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran

Co-Written by Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is far from the first proof of how intertwined we are as a global community. The climate crisis and the refugee crisis have long been glaring examples that the…

Against insularity

In the age of pandemics and climate crisis, we must reject logics of insularity – we need a utopia that works for everyone. Why is it that so many utopian visions take the shape of islands? From the ancient Greek…

Warren Accuses Trump of ‘Bungling Every Aspect of This Crisis’ as WHO Elevates Coronavirus Threat to Highest Level

“This is a reality check for every government on the planet: Wake up. Get ready,” said a top World Health Organization official. “This virus may be on its way and you need to be ready.” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer…

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