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01.05.2020

Russians under lockdown (re)create famous artworks online

Russians under lockdown (re)create famous artworks online

The Izoizolyatsiya Facebook group has become a national obsession In 1868, Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote that “beauty will save the world.” A hundred and fifty years later, that remains to be seen; but one thing’s for certain — it can definitely distract us from the world outside during a global pandemic. »

28.04.2020

Military Spending on the Rise while Health Budgets Remain Insufficient in Confronting the COVID-19 Pandemic

Military Spending on the Rise while Health Budgets Remain Insufficient in Confronting the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the release of SIPRI’s newest report, showing global military spending in 2019 at a new high of US$1,917 billion, the International Peace Bureau (IPB) is calling for an end to the military spending pandemic, starting with an annual reduction of military expenditure of 10% and a complete ban on… »

28.04.2020

Global Pandemic And Global Warming

Global Pandemic And Global Warming

By Binu Mathew The COVID-19 has taught us that we are in an emergency. In 2019 a teenager named Greta Thumberg was crying hoarse that we are in an emergency and no one was listening. It’s time for us to take stock of the matter. Which is the greater emergency,… »

27.04.2020

Greece: COVID-19 pandemic a further risk to refugee child education, warns UN partner

Greece: COVID-19 pandemic a further risk to refugee child education, warns UN partner

UN agencies in Greece have expressed concern at the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the education of refugee children in the country, as a charity partner warns that funding for educational programmes is on the verge of running out. The UN refugee agency… »

20.04.2020

Coronavirus: A magic moment for social media?

Coronavirus: A magic moment for social media?

Social distancing is mandatory these days, and those looking to connect with others during the COVID-19 pandemic are turning to social media sites. Have they suddenly become a force for good? Empty, silent, boring — the world’s cities are deserted. The coronavirus pandemic has brought public life to a standstill:… »

12.04.2020

Canadian government breaking a UN commitment by lifting a moratorium for military exports to Saudi Arabia?

Canadian government breaking a UN commitment by lifting a moratorium for military exports to Saudi Arabia?

In March, in the mist of COVID-19 global pandemic, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called countries to reach a global agreement for a ceasefire. More than 53 countries including Canada adopted the UN Secretary-General’s statement. According to UN Secretary General as of today more than 124 countries agreed for a… »

10.04.2020

Exit Global Wars, Enter Coronavirus

Exit Global Wars, Enter Coronavirus

by Achala Moulik  For now, political and ideological differences are being sunk to outwit a common enemy. Will it last? The war against Coronavirus, paradoxically, has made friends out of foes while waging war on the now common and powerful enemy. Russia has sent urgent medical supplies to a besieged… »

07.04.2020

The U.S. Should Fight COVID, Not Venezuela

The U.S. Should Fight COVID, Not Venezuela

By Leonardo Flores On April 1, the Trump administration hijacked a COVID-19 press conference to announce the deployment of U.S. Navy vessels and other military assets towards Venezuela. According to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, “included in this force package are Navy destroyers and littoral combat ships, Coast Guard Cutters,… »

06.04.2020

COVID-19: What about the transgender community?

COVID-19: What about the transgender community?

By Shawn Sebastian Only the Kerala government announced temporary housing and food facilities for transgenders in the state so far. The 21-day nationwide lockdown to control the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has spelt trouble for the transgender community in India. With little savings and social security benefits, many have… »

05.04.2020

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Humanity

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Humanity

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. Has civilization taught us to be more friendly towards one another? Asked Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher and intellectual and explains further: …Within the herd we are more friendly to each other than are many species of animals, but in our attitude towards those outside… »

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