COVID-19 lockdown
Chomsky and Prashad: Why neoliberal leaders who failed to protect their countries from COVID-19 must be investigated

Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad deem the inaction of neoliberal and far-right governments to contain the pandemic and thus save tens of thousands of lives, as criminal

Under the cover of the pandemic, states cracked down even harder

Despite promises to focus all efforts towards combating the pandemic, many states used the pretext of the lockdown to intensify repression of people’s movements and dissenting voices

2020: Unprecedented struggles, renewed hope for victories

2020 was a year of tremendous suffering, but in adversity, people across the globe rose up to fight for the most vulnerable and to demand change

Indigenous movements and the struggle in defense of land in 2020

On top of the existing violence and institutional impediments, this year was particularly taxing for the defenders of land and environment as they had to face double whammy of COVID-19 pandemic and the intensification of neoliberalism under it

Lockdown in Germany Germany goes for a stricter semi-lockdown amid alarming COVID-19 spike

According to the new regulations, schools and non-essential shops will remain closed across Germany from December 16 till January 10. As of December 14, around 1,348,851 COVID-19 cases had been reported in Germany, with 22,607 deaths

Greek health workers observe national protests

The Federation of Greek Hospital Doctors’ Associations, the key organiser put forth a set of demands to fight the pandemic. These include mass recruitment and appointment to permanent positions for all doctors

West European countries see unprecedented surge in new COVID-19 cases

Spain has become the first European country to record more than one million cases with France set to follow suit. Italy, Germany and the UK are badly affected too

The difference between the US and China’s response to COVID-19 is staggering

While US continues to suffer the devastating impacts of poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic, China’s people-centered approach serves as a model to follow

India’s COVID-19 Crisis Explodes

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes both the global trajectory of COVID-19, as well as the spread of the disease in India

The impact of COVID-19 on education

The coronavirus pandemic forced schools to shut abruptly, exposing the huge inequality between impoverished and privileged pupils as learning moved online and schoolgirls faced exploitation.

Pregnancy and labor during COVID-19

New Frame traces the coronavirus through the cycle of life in a series of intimate portraits from Gauteng. This is what new mothers are experiencing in the time of Covid-19.

Haitian teachers protest school reopening

Haitian trade unions protested outside the Education Ministry to denounce the irresponsibility with which Minister Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet decided to reopen the school activities in the country.

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