Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
World Health Assembly 2020: Is our response to COVID-19 adequate?

Activists of the People’s Health Movement talk about the World Health Assembly that begins today, the key issues that will come up for discussion, and the collapse of the global governance system in the realm of public health

How China learned about SARS-CoV-2 in the weeks before the global pandemic

In the early weeks when the virus emerged in Wuhan, the Chinese government neither suppressed evidence nor did their warning systems fail.

“Lack of Personal Protection Equipment Could Seriously Affect India’s Health Care Workers”

Dr. Yogesh Jain of Jan Swasthya Sahyog talks about the impact of the lockdown over the past week and the issues faced by health care workers in India. He also talks about quarantine strategies that the government must adopt as COVID-19 cases steadily rise.

Gaza: Israeli occupation and Coronavirus pandemic

The Palestinian territory has been under a debilitating blockade since 2006, imposed by both Israel and Egypt.

Social movements condemn massacre of 23 inmates in Colombian prison

Guards at the La Modelo prison in Bogotá attacked inmates while they were mobilizing to demand that the government declare a carceral emergency over lack of hygienic conditions in light of the COVID-19 outbreak

The Cost of This Pandemic Must Not Bankrupt the People

Vijay Prashad and Manuel Bertoldi discuss the pressing need for states to take humanitarian measures in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic and crisis

Covid-19: Left shows the way

Leftist organizations and trade unions have been calling for greater protections for the most vulnerable in the face of COVID-19 pandemic

Ep 92: COVID 19 pandemic

We look at global responses from the left and progressive organisations to the social issues that are arising from this pandemic.

Egyptian Author Ahdaf Souief arrested Author Ahdaf Souief released after arrest for demanding better conditions inside Egyptian prisons

Ahdaf’s sister Laila Souief, activist Mona Seif and political science teacher Rabab El-Mahdi were the three others arrested for participating in the protest, demanding prison authorities in Egypt take serious steps to prevent the possible spread of Coronavirus and protect jail inmates.

Objections raised over holding OAS elections amid COVID-19 outbreak

Ambassadors of 13 member states urged the Organisation of American States (OAS) to suspend the March 20 General Assembly, evoking a “clear case of force majeure”

With no rights, informal workers are more exposed to coronavirus and the crisis

More than 38 million people – 41% of the labor force – are unable to follow guidelines with no safety nets

In Italy, the battle against COVID-19 is a social struggle

Giuliano Granato of Potere al Popolo discusses how the devastating COVID-19 outbreak has impacted Italy’s working class

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