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George Floyd: US’ Week of Broken Glass and Broken Dreams

Zekiya Louis (R) and Manuela Ramirez (L) handing out free water to protesters in Times Square, New York. Credit: James Reinl/IPS By James ReinlNEW YORK, Jun 4 2020 – The United States has been a story of broken dreams and broken glass this past ...

Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Now?

WHO delivered medical supplies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Congo in April 2020. Credit: World Health Organization (WHO) By Lawrence SurendraBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 4 2020 – In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, the much-anticipated ...

Covid-19 Recessions: This Time It’s Really Different

By Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame SundaramBERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 4 2020 – The world economic contraction so far this year is largely due to measures, especially at the national or local level, to contain or prevent Covid-19 contagion, particularly ...

Lifelines in Danger

Credit: URDEE IMAGE/ZUMA WIRE/ALAMY LIVE NEWS By Antoinette Sayeh and Ralph ChamiJun 4 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic is crippling the economies of rich and poor countries alike. Yet for many low-income and fragile states, the economic shock will ...

Shedding Some Light at the End of the Covid-19 Tunnel: Plotting a Way Forward

By Asif ZamanDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jun 4 2020 – Lockdowns have been the main measures to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19 infections. But lockdowns typically incur huge economic costs, distributed unevenly in economies and societies. In fact, some ...

The Struggle for Land and Food in the Locked-down Philippines

Credit: KMP By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Jun 4 2020 – Landless farmers who produce rice for the landlords of big “haciendas” can’t get more than a little pocket money from their harsh work—not enough to provide diverse and healthy food for ...

We Arabs Ask No Favors…..

By El Hassan bin TalalGENEVA, Jun 4 2020 – In these difficult times for the Palestinian people and for justice, the Government of Israel is proposing to add further to the turmoil by unilaterally absorbing large swathes of the Palestinian West Bank ...

COVID-19: Reset Food Systems Now for a Better Future

By Cecilia RussellMILAN, Italy, Jun 4 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inherent fragility of food systems, Marta Antonelli told an international video conference organised by the Barilla Center for Food Nutrition (BCFN). However, ...

‘I Can’t Breathe!’ Australia Must Look in the Mirror to See our Own Deaths in Custody

Brendan Esposito/AAP By External SourceSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, Jun 3 2020 – I can’t breathe, please! Let me up, please! I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe! These words are not the words of George Floyd or Eric Garner. They weren’t uttered on ...

Blog: Making technology an effective weapon in the battle against COVID-19

By Commonwealth economic adviser, Tamara MughoghoJun 3 2020 (IPS-Partners) Imagine a world without the internet and erase the last few decades of technological advancement. Then imagine how governments, schools and businesses would have dealt with the ...
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