Could COVID-19 Reshape Global Leadership?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Information Clearinghouse. -

As U.S. COVID-19 cases double every few days and the death toll mounts, the U.S. seems to be caught in a “worst of both worlds” predicament: daily life and much of the U.S. economy are shut down, [...]

Coronavirus, Drugs, And The Future Of Festivals

By Emanuel Sferios, DanceSafe.org. -

As the founder of DanceSafe, I have worked in public health for over twenty years. I’ve seen firsthand how public policy decisions directly affect people’s lives. Take drug prohibition, for [...]

What Planet Are We On?

By Michael Klare, Tom Dispatch. -

In case you hadn’t noticed, the exploding coronavirus pandemic (we’re #1!) has taken a tad of our attention lately and the definition of “the future” has largely become: When will this be [...]

COVID-19: How Germany Is Managing Its Outbreak

By Klaus W. Larres, Consortium News. -

A recent work visit to Germany, where I grew up, stretched from one week to three. Those weeks coincided with the spread of the coronavirus in Germany as well as across Europe. What I saw [...]

The National Security State Left Us Defenseless Against Coronavirus

By Gareth Porter, The Grayzone. -

Donald Trump’s failure to act decisively to control the coronavirus pandemic has likely made the Covid-19 pandemic far more lethal than it should have been. But the reasons behind failure to get [...]

Like Previous Pandemics, COVID-19 Will Shape the Fates of Nations

By Richard Heinberg, Postcarbon.org   -

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been delving back into one of my favorite books, “Plagues and Peoples,” by the celebrated historian William H. McNeill. Its relevance to today’s headlines is [...]

Healthcare Workers Are At War With The Pandemic And The Economic System

By Mike Pappas, Leftvoice.org -

A NYC physician gave this speech about the war against the coronavirus and the ongoing war against for-profit health care, Trump and capitalism itself. The coronavirus pandemic is magnifying [...]

The Cost Of This Pandemic Must Not Bankrupt The People

By Vijay Prashad and Manuel Bertoldi, Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. -

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 [...]

Social Movements In Times Of Pandemic: Another World Is Needed

Donatella Della Porta, Opendemocracy.net -

Times of pandemic bring big challenges for the activists of progressive social movements. They are not a time for street activism or politics in the squares. Freedoms are restricted, social [...]

No Return To Normal: For A Post-Pandemic Liberation

By Max Haiven, Roarmag.org -

The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, unfolding around the world as I write these words, will likely be remembered as an epochal shift. In this extended winter, as borders close, as [...]

In Pursuit Of Chinese Scapegoats, Media Reject Life-Saving Lessons

By Alan Macleod, Fair.org  -

We are barely a few months into the year, but it is already clear that the coronavirus will be 2020’s defining event in media and politics. For weeks, conservative media echoed the explicit Trump [...]

Not This Time: Watch Out For Wall Street In A Pandemic

By Staff, Takeonwallst.com -

We have entered uncertain times. The novel coronavirus has upended life around the globe, and none of us knows exactly how long the outbreak or its ramifications will last. But daily reminders of [...]

“Herd Immunity” Is Epidemiological Neoliberalism

By Isabel Frey, Thequarantimes.wordpress.com -

While most European countries are preparing for lock-downs to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a few countries are opting for a different strategy: herd immunity. Instead of testing as many [...]

The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What’s Coming

By Steven Levy, Wired.com -

Larry Brilliant says he doesn’t have a crystal ball. But 14 years ago, Brilliant, the epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox, spoke to a TED audience and described what the next pandemic [...]

Cruelty Of Sanctions During Pandemic

By Vijay Prashad and Paola Estrada, Asiatimes.com -

Swiftly moves the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), dashing across continents, skipping over oceans, terrifying populations in every country. The numbers of those infected rise, as do the numbers [...]

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