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12.12.2020

Independent UN expert calls for Julian Assange’s release, cites prison’s COVID outbreak

Independent UN expert calls for Julian Assange’s release, cites prison’s COVID outbreak

Amid a COVID-19 outbreak at London’s Belmarsh prison, an independent UN expert appealed to British authorities on Tuesday to release Julian Assange or to place him under guarded house arrest during extradition proceedings to the United States. “Mr. Assange is not a criminal convict and poses no threat to anyone,… »

07.10.2020

Report outlines long road to post-COVID recovery for Latin America and Caribbean

Report outlines long road to post-COVID recovery for Latin America and Caribbean

Economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean will be slower than the return to productivity following the subprime mortgage crisis more than a decade ago, the head of the UN’s office for the region, ECLAC, said on Tuesday. Alicia Bárcena was speaking during a virtual… »

29.05.2020

Scotland joins wave of countries blocking tax haven-tied corporations from receiving Covid-19 bailouts

Scotland joins wave of countries blocking tax haven-tied corporations from receiving Covid-19 bailouts

The Scottish Government has backed a Green Party amendment to exclude corporations registered in tax havens, or with subsidiaries or other arrangements in tax havens from receiving Covid19 bailouts. To date, Wales, France, Belgium, Denmark, Poland and Argentina have all announced similar measures. A second Green amendment that did not… »

28.05.2020

Suvrat Raju: Covid19 completely undercuts the premise of nuclear deterrence

Suvrat Raju: Covid19 completely undercuts the premise of nuclear deterrence

On the 23rd of May, 2020, the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons held its Annual General Meeting online for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.  A large part of the meeting was dedicated to reflecting on the implications of covid-19 on the work of nuclear… »

14.04.2020

Gino Strada: The Solidarity Virus Which is Spreading Throughout Europe

Gino Strada: The Solidarity Virus Which is Spreading Throughout Europe

“Solidarity, the new virus which I hope will infect all Europe” is what Gino Strada, founder of Emergency, said he hoped for during an interview with Diego Bianchi on the program  “Propaganda Live” for the Italian TV Channel La7. “I believe that we really are in an unprecedented emergency and… »

05.04.2020

Covid-19: Independent Media is Antidote to Chaos, Don’t Censor it

Covid-19: Independent Media is Antidote to Chaos, Don’t Censor it

by Gautam Navlakha  An independent media and alert citizenry should not be suppressed, abused or slighted. The Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin West in Delhi in March has emerged as the biggest viral spreader of Covid-19 and highlights the failure of the central government and the Delhi government. That the… »

05.04.2020

The Only Oxygen Cylinder Factory in Europe is Shut down and Macron Refuses to Nationalize It

The Only Oxygen Cylinder Factory in Europe is Shut down and Macron Refuses to Nationalize It

By Jérôme Duval for Counterpunch Although no information is circulating about the stock of oxygen cylinders in France, which are very useful in these times of acute health crisis and which Italy cruelly lacks, the only factory capable of producing them in Europe remains closed. »

30.03.2020

ETFO members committed to supporting students during this uncertain period

ETFO members committed to supporting students during this uncertain period

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) understands the need for a plan and process for continuous learning for students in Ontario’s public education system during the temporary situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ongoing well-being and success of students and that of our public education system is paramount,”… »

27.03.2020

Training for teachers – Run This Way program asking for well-being aimed towards healthcare workers

Training for teachers – Run This Way program asking for well-being aimed towards healthcare workers

Web-conference – training for teachers on well-being program Run This Way school offers a well-being program for students. The reflections and meditations are aimed at healthcare workers who are currently fighting the COVID-19 virus. Run This Way partnered with the Pressenza, International Press Agency, to disseminate a web-conference training on asking… »

26.03.2020

Canadian workers affected by COVID-19 will received $2000 per month

Canadian workers affected by COVID-19 will received $2000 per month

“The Canada emergency response benefit provides $2,000 per month for the next four months for workers who lose their income as a result of COVID-19,” said Prime minister Justin Trudeau. (Global and Mail) Almost one million Canadians joined the unemployment line last week and two new surveys show the… »

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