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09.10.2020

What activists who fought the AIDS crisis can teach us about organizing during a pandemic

What activists who fought the AIDS crisis can teach us about organizing during a pandemic

More than 30 years after ACT UP was founded, their bold activism in response to the AIDS crisis offers critical lessons for those mobilizing around COVID-19. Loretta Graceffo During the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in New York, Avram Finklestein was inundated by the… »

02.10.2020

Coronavirus: divide-and-rule tactics are clearly not working for the UK’s exhausted, fractured population

Coronavirus: divide-and-rule tactics are clearly not working for the UK’s exhausted, fractured population

The UK government has introduced hefty fines for those not following the latest rules brought in to manage the COVID-19 crisis. It has also told bars and pubs to close at 10pm and reduced the number of people that can congregate together to six. The devolved governments have introduced different… »

25.09.2020

How and when will we know that a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective?

How and when will we know that a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective?

By William Petri – The Conversation With COVID-19 vaccines currently in the final phase of study, you’ve probably been wondering how the FDA will decide if a vaccine is safe and effective. Based on the status of the Phase 3 trials currently underway, it is unlikely that the results of these… »

24.09.2020

The Future We Want, The UN We Need

The Future We Want, The UN We Need

By Robert W. Sandford As we reflect on this week and celebrate the United Nations’ rise in the war-ravaged world some 75 years ago, humanity is again being asked to lay the foundation for a new world. As in 1945, we are… »

20.09.2020

2020 Basic Income March for Change

2020 Basic Income March for Change

By Jhon Sánchez Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote, “Time is on the side of change.” Yesterday, still without knowing of RBG’s death, I logged in to the online event to celebrate the progress of the UBI campaign in the USA and the world. When the host rendered tribute to RBG, it… »

16.09.2020

GBV – the shadow pandemic

GBV – the shadow pandemic

Gender-based violence is a world-wide problem – and one that has been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic as victims are locked down with their abusers and frustration and uncertainty feed aggression. This ‘shadow pandemic’ is the focus of the third call-out in our #MyStoryForAStory (#MijnStoryVoorEenStory) campaign as we focus on… »

14.09.2020

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Peru Needs Fiscal Reforms to Quell High COVID-19 Death Rate

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Peru Needs Fiscal Reforms to Quell High COVID-19 Death Rate

By Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro Hernández “It’s a major paradox, no?” asks Hugo Ñopo, a researcher at the Peruvian think tank Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE). Since the beginning of the pandemic, Peru has presented itself… »

11.09.2020

Say no to Rivenhall incinerator

Say no to Rivenhall incinerator

Staff Reporter Campaigners launch legal challenge to Environment Agency’s decision to grant a permit for one of Europe’s biggest waste incinerators. A campaign group, representing seven villages in Essex, has issued a legal challenge against the Environment Agency over concerns that residents will be… »

08.09.2020

Science and Stake Behind the COVID Vaccine Development: China Vs. U.S.

Science and Stake Behind the COVID Vaccine Development: China Vs. U.S.

By Lee Siu Hin The global race to develop COVID-19 vaccine, there’re the good, the bad and the ugly. On August 11th, 2020 Russia announced they had registered the world first COVID-19 vaccine, call “Sputink V”, while not yet enter the critical Phase III trail (any drugs need to pass… »

04.09.2020

The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the environment

The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the environment

COVID-19 lockdowns have yielded dramatic scenes of natural recovery: smog disappearing from the skies of India, waterways of Italy becoming clear for the first time in memory, wild mountain goats roaming the streets of Wales, sea turtles returning to the beaches of Brazil. Many people, while confined to their… »

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