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26.07.2020

South Africa after Mandela: between Covid-19 and inequality

South Africa after Mandela: between Covid-19 and inequality

Under lockdown, electricity rationing, a curfew from 9 pm to 4 am and a ban on alcohol sales: this is how South Africa celebrated Mandela Day 2020 (18th July), the day that marks the birth of the man who freed the country. A day devoted to doing 67 minutes of… »

12.07.2020

Covid recovery and radical social change

Covid recovery and radical social change

A post-Covid world must genuinely value care, embrace vulnerability, and attack the existing structures of privilege. The view that radical societal change has been taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic has been expressed by progressive figures and organisations. For example, George Monbiot has recorded a series of solidarity, bottom-up community… »

14.06.2020

‘The conversation is the protest’ — how Black Lives Matter forced us to imagine a world without police

‘The conversation is the protest’ — how Black Lives Matter forced us to imagine a world without police

Momentum organizer Nicole Carty discusses how the movement built consensus on racial justice and the strategy needed to make the goal of defunding police a reality. Eric Stoner  Prior to the historic groundswell of protest over the last two weeks, many in the… »

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… »

28.04.2020

Universal basic income could improve the nation’s mental health

Universal basic income could improve the nation’s mental health

Many people are talking about universal basic income (UBI) these days. Giving everyone a guaranteed income could be the solution to many economic woes. But one factor that hasn’t been mentioned much in discussions of UBI is how it might improve our mental health. Social psychiatry research… »

10.11.2019

Demonstrations from abroad of support, encouragement and inspiration for Chile

Demonstrations from abroad of support, encouragement and inspiration for Chile

Al over the world there have been demonstrations in support of the rebellion in Chile, fuelled by the core tiredness of the people of having their basic rights played with by the same elite that has accumulated and concentrated the country’s resources for way too long. That includes the governments… »

24.10.2019

The right to protest, immediate demilitarization, and an end to human rights violations in Chile

The right to protest, immediate demilitarization, and an end to human rights violations in Chile

By AUCH! (Autoras Chilenas. Local organisation of feminist authors)   Chile, October 24, 2019 Last week protests and acts of civil disobedience erupted in Santiago de Chile due to a rise in the price of the metro. This increase by 30 pesos (to a fare of 1.23 dollars in a… »

07.10.2019

“Unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

“Unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

Science Daily reports “New study, published in BMJ Open, links a rise in infant mortality in England to poverty.” The research was carried out because “Infant mortality rate (IMR) has risen for the last four years in England, yet the role of increasing levels of child poverty in explaining… »

31.05.2019

A ‘Green New Deal’ needs to be global, not local

A ‘Green New Deal’ needs to be global, not local

Rather than focusing just on ‘green jobs’ for British workers, a Green New Deal must recognise the UK’s climate debt and fossil-fuelled colonial past. Andrew Taylor , Harpreet Kaur Paul  30 May 2019, for openDemocracy ~ In the US and the UK, the Green New Deal movement… »

10.04.2019

Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change

Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change

A report published by Science Daily states that “Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research. New research shows that resources that would be spent on developing… »

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