COVID-19

In Brumadinho, candidates need to overcome disbelief and tragedy

By Marcelo Z Carota* Right in the path of the biggest dam breach accident in Brazil, this little town was devastated by a tragedy that claimed many lives among the local population. According to a report by the UN Environment…

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…

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…

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 the Eradication of Poverty, observed annually on…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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