COVID-19 pandemic
Medical workers of conviction: Speaking to Cuban doctors who heal the world

Vijay Prashad spoke with Cuban doctors about their experiences serving in medical brigades and their commitment to serving humanity

Interview WFDY “We face a system incapable of solving the problems of the youth and the people

Aritz Rodríguez Galán, president of the World Federation of Democratic Youth, talks about the centrality of youth in anti-racism protests, COVID-19 relief work and the building of a better world

PetroCaribe and Haiti’s lost opportunities

Haitian activist and economist Jean Jores Pierre argues that the mismanagement of the PetroCaribe agreement and funds by the Haitian government first and foremost affects the people of Haiti who still do not have access to basic goods and services

South Africa didn’t use COVID-19 lockdown for mass awareness, testing

Lydia Cairncross of the People’s Health Movement talks about the failure of the South African government to effectively tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

International students may be asked to leave the US, if classes entirely online

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced the move as several universities are planning to move classes online in the upcoming semester

Jessy Dayane: “Bolsonaro makes people choose between hunger and dying of coronavirus”

Brazilian social leader Jessy Dayane discusses how Bolsonaro’s position on coronavirus has undermined efforts to contain the spread of the virus and has resulted in the unnecessary sacrificing of lives

COVID-19 crisis has reminded society of the importance of public services

On Public Service Day, we spoke to Jammu Anand of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation Employees Union in India. He spoke about the different crises being faced by the public sector right now.

Public services French protest Public services workers demand greater investment amid pandemic

On Public Service Day, workers around the world are demanding greater investments and the rolling back of neoliberal policies. These policies have undervalued the essential services provided by those employed in this sector

Covid-19 and Dexamethasone: Some hope for serious patients

A randomised and controlled clinical study conducted in the UK has found that the readily available steroid drug, Dexamethasone, could be a game changer in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients.

Healthcare system on the verge of collapse in Chile

Chile is recording nearly 4,000 new cases everyday and about 95% of the ICU beds in the hospitals across the country have already been occupied

Why should Cuban doctors receive the Nobel Peace Prize?

Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK discusses the campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Cuba’s Henry Reeve medical brigade

73 WHA At World Health Assembly, unanimous support for independent global study on pandemic

Attempts by the US and Australia to marginalize China at the World Health Assembly failed as the resolution adopted by member states through consensus made no mention of either Wuhan or China

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