COVID-19 pandemic

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… »

08.06.2020

Caribbean Leaders Urge Global Response to COVID Pandemic

Caribbean Leaders Urge Global Response to COVID Pandemic

Call for Addressing Inequality, Unsustainable Debt and Socio-Economic Disparities By Reinhard Jacobsen Caribbean leaders have joined the United Nations in calling for solidarity and increased funding, as some of the world’s most vulnerable countries scale up their efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. At a virtual summit in Kenya’s capital… »

27.05.2020

Kremlin expands online voting possibilities amid COVID-19 fears

Kremlin expands online voting possibilities amid COVID-19 fears

Moscow takes its latest step towards digitising elections In Russia, socially distanced voting has just become a lot easier. Russia’s parliament has passed a law to extend the possibility of “distance voting” — particularly online. The amendments to the country’s Law on the Basic Guarantee of Electoral Rights now allow… »

27.05.2020

Ensuring Biodiversity Now will Prevent Pandemics Later

Ensuring Biodiversity Now will Prevent Pandemics Later

A future repetition of the current COVID-19 pandemic is preventable with massive cooperation on international and local levels and by ensuring biological diversity preservation around the world, experts recently said. How to prevent the current crisis in the future According to the World Health Organisation… »

19.05.2020

Open letter to U.N. Secretary-General H. E. Mr. António Guterres and in copy to the U.N. General Assembly

Open letter to U.N. Secretary-General H. E. Mr. António Guterres and in copy to the U.N. General Assembly

His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres Secretary-General United Nations Headquarters New York City Dear Mr. Secretary-General, We are writing to you as International Fellowship of Reconciliation, a global movement seeking to transform, through nonviolence, the world away from endless cycles of violence towards justice, reconciliation, and lasting peace. As… »

19.05.2020

Call: “Nobel Peace Prize for the Cuban doctors”

Call: “Nobel Peace Prize for the Cuban doctors”

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world, regardless of latitude, longitude, national borders, or levels of technological and economic development. At an unexpected speed, the virus has spread exponentially among populations, often finding the health systems of many countries unprepared, including European and North American ones. In order to… »

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