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22/04/20
Author: 
Sharif Abdel Kouddous
Spraying against Corona virus
March 30, 2020
 
The coronavirus pandemic is overwhelming to comprehend. There are now hundreds of thousands of confirmed cases. Tens of thousands have died. Nations are on lockdown as the disease continues to spread. The planet is in crisis.

How did this happen?

What are the underlying political, economic and environmental structures that paved the way for this global outbreak? Where do pandemics emerge from? Is our capitalist way of life biologically sustainable?

20/04/20
Author: 
Damian Carrington
Jason Kenney speaks at the Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa on Feb. 10, 2018. Alberta premier Jason Kenney’s government has pledged $5bn in support for the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. File photo by Alex Tétrault

April 19th 2020

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration

Polluting industries around the world are using the coronavirus pandemic to gain billions of dollars in bailouts and to weaken and delay environmental protections.

17/04/20
Author: 
International Viewpoint

16 April 2020

This statement was issued by the Executive Bureau of the Fourth International on 16 April 2020.

03/04/20
Author: 
George Monbiot
 ‘There is no guarantee that this resurgence of collective action will survive the pandemic. But I think it will.’ People distribute free food in Bangalore, India. Photograph: Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images

All over the world, mutual aid groups have blossomed where governments have failed, as people support each other through the pandemic.

02 Apr 2020,  published in the Guardian 1st April 2020

01/04/20
Author: 
International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles - ILNSS
ILNSs Symbol

April 1, 2020

Governments and bosses claim to be at war with coronavirus. In reality, it is a war against our social class that they are waging. A war against us for their profits!

31/03/20
Author: 
Adam Hanieh
Global Pandemic

March 31, 2020

In the face of the COVID-19 tsunami, our lives are changing in ways that were inconceivable just a few short weeks ago. Not since the 2008-09 economic collapse has the world collectively shared an experience of this kind: a single, rapidly-mutating, global crisis, structuring the rhythm of our daily lives within a complex calculus of risk and competing probabilities.

28/03/20
Author: 
John Vidal
This aerial photograph, taken on September 30, 2019, in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, shows an area devastated by logging. Credit: Alexis Huguet Getty Images
March 18, 2020

COVID-19 may be just the beginning of mass pandemics

From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission.

21/03/20
Author: 
Eric Doherty
Docked cruise ships - photo sgbirch/flickr

March 20, 2020

The measures taken to stop the pandemic have set a new standard for our collective response to the climate crisis

If a few months ago I suggested that we should shrink the cruise ship industry as a response to the climate emergency, you would probably have rolled your eyes. But now that the cruise industry is on the verge of a shutdown that could bankrupt major operators, does it seem so impossible?

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