COVID-19 pandemic

09.09.2020

Trump’s Promise Fuels Anti-Vaxx Movement

Trump’s Promise Fuels Anti-Vaxx Movement

By Jhon Sánchez The anti-vaccine movement has undermined the efforts made in different parts of the world to eradicate polio, measles, and other viral diseases. In 2019, Pakistan reported a resurgence of almost eradicated polio after political leaders campaigned against the vaccine. Two million mothers refused to vaccinate her children, convinced… »

07.09.2020

While Big Food Supply Chains Have Stalled Due to Lockdown, an Organic CSA Farm Has Risen to the Challenge

While Big Food Supply Chains Have Stalled Due to Lockdown, an Organic CSA Farm Has Risen to the Challenge

Organic CSA farms like Massaro in Connecticut have been able to nimbly reorient marketing and production to serve the urgent needs of their communities. By Elizabeth Henderson The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep craters in the U.S. food supply chain. Dairies that supply milk and food products to restaurants have… »

31.07.2020

U.S. Jobless Claims Top 1 Million Again in Latest Week as the Pandemic Keeps on Biting Workers

U.S. Jobless Claims Top 1 Million Again in Latest Week as the Pandemic Keeps on Biting Workers

By Countercurrents Collective In the U.S., the number of people who filed for unemployment benefits rose for the second consecutive week last week as coronavirus cases surged around the country. The number of people collecting jobless benefits also increased to 17 million, up from 16.2 million the week prior. More… »

31.07.2020

SOS: Save Our Storefronts! Save Our State!

SOS: Save Our Storefronts! Save Our State!

We need immediate and comprehensive RENT RELIEF. We strongly support legislation that will be introduced to the New York State Assembly by Assembly Member Harvey Epstein. After listening to our concerns and heeding our input, Assembly Member Epstein drafted a bill that calls on landlords and tenants to face… »

11.07.2020

Massive Attack: Eutopia in Three Acts

Massive Attack: Eutopia in Three Acts

It is hard to overstate the contribution made by Massive Attack to the music world and beyond it over decades. Formed in 1988 in Bristol, UK, they released one of the most iconic singles of 1991, “Unfinished Sympathy“. After this first move, the band dealt with… »

24.06.2020

Billions of Children Are Being Punished by the Pandemic

Billions of Children Are Being Punished by the Pandemic

“In June, the WHO, along with other UN agencies, released a landmark study, ‘Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020.’ Sadly, this study—like so much about the status of children in our time—has received almost no news coverage.” By Vijay Prashad The Great Lockdown lingers month… »

24.06.2020

Beyond COVID-19 Aid, Ethiopia Hoists Africa’s Flag

Beyond COVID-19 Aid, Ethiopia Hoists Africa’s Flag

Ethiopia, by all standards, is a reputable country in East Africa. It gains popularly from different angles. In terms of politics, Ethiopia has been touted as a country with an excellent model of democracy in Africa. For his efforts in ending the 20-year-long war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, President Abiy… »

20.06.2020

More U.S Deaths in COVID-19 Pandemic Than in World War I

More U.S Deaths in COVID-19 Pandemic Than in World War I

By Marc Norton More people have now died during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States than American soldiers died on the battlefields of World War I.  The acknowledged death toll of U.S. soldiers in the “Great War” is 116,516.  As of this writing, … »

16.06.2020

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a Time of Pandemic?

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a Time of Pandemic?

By Vijay Prashad A few weeks ago, I was talking to Noam Chomsky about the state of the world. At one point, Noam smiled and said that he is not aware of any German doctors in Italy, even though both countries are in the European Union; instead, Cuban and Chinese doctors… »

10.06.2020

Neoliberalism is in critical condition

Neoliberalism is in critical condition

Now is the moment to transition away from an economic system that thrives on exploitation. The Covid-19 pandemic is tearing the neoliberal playbook apart as politicians and citizens realise that, in times of pandemic, markets won’t save the day. The privatisation-deregulation-austerity recipe is becoming obsolete, leaving ways for a diversity of interventionist… »

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