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22.04.2020

The Humanitarian Initiative: Celebrate and Keep Going

The Humanitarian Initiative: Celebrate and Keep Going

By Catherine Maia and Jean-Marie Collin* Current generations, who have not experienced the fear of a direct nuclear confrontation, have forgotten this feeling of anguish that, after the explosion of atomic bombs in Japan, was omnipresent in presidential speeches, films, music and even civil protection programmes. Yet, today, we are… »

03.04.2020

Former UK Commanders call for nuclear cuts to address Covid-19

Former UK Commanders call for nuclear cuts to address Covid-19

Three former UK Royal Navy Commanders sent a letter to all UK parliamentarians on April 1 questioning the policy of maintaining a continuous at sea nuclear deterrent. The commanders note that the £2 billion a year cost of maintaining this nuclear posture and readiness for war appear to be unjustifiable, especially… »

03.04.2020

In a Pandemic, The Bomb Looks Different

In a Pandemic, The Bomb Looks Different

Everything looks different through the lens of Covid-19. by Vicki Elson and Timmon Wallis.* If we can suddenly mobilize trillions of dollars to prop up the economy, why can’t we mobilize trillions to provide better food, shelter, and health care for our children? If we can stop polluting China’s air… »

15.03.2020

Dozens of ‘mutual aid’ groups spring up as communities offer support during virus outbreak

Dozens of ‘mutual aid’ groups spring up as communities offer support during virus outbreak

Dozens of ‘mutual aid’ groups have sprung up across the country to support those suffering from the effects and threat of the coronavirus outbreak[1]. 68 groups have been set up online, with volunteers coordinating via WhatsApp and Facebook groups and offering people in self-isolation help with shopping, dog walking… »

02.03.2020

Coronavirus: How behaviour can help control the spread of COVID-19

Coronavirus: How behaviour can help control the spread of COVID-19

Peter Hall, University of Waterloo for The Conversation Amid the carnage of the First World War, a flu epidemic took hold in the front-line trenches and subsequently spread around the world, infecting one-quarter of the world’s total population and ultimately killing more people than the war itself. »

12.02.2020

Screening of “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons” in Liverpool

Screening of “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons” in Liverpool

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 17:00 – 19:00 GMT Rendall Building Lecture Theatre 7 Rendall Building Liverpool Organized by Europe and The World Centre – University of Liverpool On the 7th of July 2017, 122 countries voted in favour of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Countries that don’t… »

07.02.2020

Climate activists bring Trojan Horse to the British Museum to protest BP sponsorship

Climate activists bring Trojan Horse to the British Museum to protest BP sponsorship

“The installation – based on the wooden horse in the ancient Greek myth of the siege of Troy – was timed to coincide with the museum’s latest exhibition, Troy: Myth and Reality, which is described as “supported by BP”.[British Petroleum] (The Guardian) “The Troy exhibition has… »

27.01.2020

Coronavirus outbreak: WHO’s decision to not declare a global public health emergency explained

Coronavirus outbreak: WHO’s decision to not declare a global public health emergency explained

Tom Solomon, University of Liverpool for The Conversation The World Health Organization’s decision to not declare the novel coronavirus outbreak in China a public health emergency of international concern, or PHEIC, will surprise many. The number of reported cases and deaths is doubling every couple of days,… »

24.01.2020

Against fascism in India: in solidarity, through care

Against fascism in India: in solidarity, through care

Women are leading the resistance against the unconstitutional Citizenship Amendment Act. Enda Verde and  Chandan Kumar 24 January 2020 for openDemocracy On the 4th of December 2019 the Hindu nationalist Bharatya Janata Party (BJP)-led government of India introduced the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in parliament. By… »

03.01.2020

Australia’s bushfires are a wake-up call: we must build a more humane economy before it’s too late

Australia’s bushfires are a wake-up call: we must build a more humane economy before it’s too late

Economists used to admire scientists. Now they ignore them at our peril. Katherine Trebeck for openDemocracy Back in the 1800s, scholars in the field of economics cast an envious glance at their colleagues in science. They envied physics, with its laws of gravity. They looked with green-eyes… »

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