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27.03.2020

‘World Leaders Seem in Denial’: Demands for Radical Global Action on Coronavirus as Virtual G20 Summit Ends With Vague Promises

‘World Leaders Seem in Denial’: Demands for Radical Global Action on Coronavirus as Virtual G20 Summit Ends With Vague Promises

“Only the most radical reset, akin to a post-world war overhaul of the international economy, will allow us to rebuild the international economy in a way which means we can tackle future pandemics.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer – Common Dreams Leaders of the world’s largest economies expressed confidence after… »

25.03.2020

Why the Coronavirus Pandemic Poses Fundamental Challenges to All Societies

Why the Coronavirus Pandemic Poses Fundamental Challenges to All Societies

Quick and widespread testing and quarantine will help tackle the spread of COVID-19, not ultra-nationalism or hyper-capitalism. By Prabir Purkayastha The COVID-19 pandemic is now moving at a speed that the world had not anticipated a few weeks back. It reached its first 100,000 infected in 67 days, then doubled… »

24.03.2020

A Unique Opportunity to Reevaluate our Values and the Ways that we Live

A Unique Opportunity to Reevaluate our Values and the Ways that we Live

We are in the midst of a global pandemic the likes of which we have never seen before. While up to 30% of the American population might soon be out of work and everyday people are struggling to afford basic necessities like food and rent, Boeing has the audacity to… »

23.03.2020

The Cost of This Pandemic Must Not Bankrupt the People

The Cost of This Pandemic Must Not Bankrupt the People

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has spread to almost every country on the planet earth. The virus will take many lives, disrupt communities and institutions, and leave behind trauma and a devastated world economy. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimates that by the end of 2020, global… »

19.03.2020

Coronavirus pandemic: China and Cuba send medical teams, equipment and medicine to countries

Coronavirus pandemic: China and Cuba send medical teams, equipment and medicine to countries

By Countercurrents Collective China and Cuba have stepped in with practical measures at international level amidst the near-collapse health care situation in a number of capitalist countries in the face of coronavirus pandemic. China sending million masks & gloves to France China is shipping one million surgical masks and gloves… »

19.03.2020

Treat migrants with dignity and respect during pandemic: UN migration agency

Treat migrants with dignity and respect during pandemic: UN migration agency

The importance of treating migrants with dignity and respect has not changed, UN migration agency (IOM), spokesperson Joel Millman has told UN News, adding that the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on migrants, highly represented in the food industry, which is now seeing widespread shutdowns, is ‘a huge concern’… »

17.03.2020

Postpone the NPT Review Conference to 2021 and Convene in Vienna

Postpone the NPT Review Conference to 2021 and Convene in Vienna

by Tariq Rauf The writer has attended all nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) meetings since 1987 as a delegate, including as senior adviser to the chair of Main Committee I (nuclear disarmament) in 2015 and to the chair of the 2014 preparatory committee; as alternate head of the International Atomic Energy… »

14.03.2020

Health Care Instead of Military Exercises

Health Care Instead of Military Exercises

With the recent WHO declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, concerns are higher than ever about the rapid global spread of the disease with precautions being taken to limit travel, large gatherings, and panic. Nonetheless, one of the largest military drills in Europe since the Cold War is still set… »

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