COVID-19 pandemic
World’s richest have recovered from COVID crisis, poorest will take a decade more

Oxfam’s latest report says it took just nine months for the top 1,000 billionaires’ fortunes to return to their prepandemic highs, but for the world’s poorest people recovery could take 14 times longer

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

Chomsky and Prashad: Three major threats to life on earth that we must address in 2021

Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad discuss the threats humanity and earth face today that require urgent attention

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

Tapi Yawalapiti: “My father died fighting for Indigenous peoples, defending the land”

A victim of COVID-19, chief Aritana Yawalapiti, historical leader of the Xingu, died on August 5

Trump administration to cut refugee admission under the guise of COVID-19

The new cuts in refugee admission planned for the year 2021 will be a historic low for the United States and in line with the administration’s anti-immigration policy

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

COVID-19: Concerns Around Airborne Transmission

Prabir Purkayastha talks to Dr. Satyajit Rath on the concerns raised by scientists regarding COVID-19 being airborne. They also talk about why India’s strict lockdown failed to meet it goals

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