It is fair to acknowledge that the world after the Covid-19 pandemic will change. There will be – at least in the short term – a reshaping of our way of life, and this will have the most repercussions in the social sphere of our interactions.
In countries that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic such as Italy, many are comparing the experience to World War II, which took place way before many of us today were born. It would be correct, therefore, to say that for most of us, these are unprecedented times.
By Francesca Mele While WHO announced the launch of the Solidarity Respond Fund to raise money in order to tackle globally the spread of COVID-19, in some areas of the world facing the virus and its consequences is becoming more and more challenging. This is the case of India, a huge country with almost 1.4Continue reading “A Strong Response to a Strong Threat”
By Francesca Mele In Horn of Africa, during January and February 2020, locust swarms threatened the livelihood and acres of crops in an emergency condition not seen in 25 years. During plagues, the crop-devouring insects could affect 20 percent of the Earth’s land; they can fly up to 150 km per day and if theContinue reading “Do Not Forget Africa”
By Milena Di Nenno Clicca qui per leggere la versione in Italiano. On February 21, 2020 the first local Covid-19 cases were identified in the North of Italy. Since then, the number of positive cases has grown exponentially, spreading throughout the peninsula. And, Italian citizens’ sentiment of unity has developed in the same exponential way.Continue reading “Where is (and where was) Europe?”
By Aurora Ceccotti The global aggregate bond and stock paper wealth have crashed 25 trillion dollars since the 21st of February and all global gains from stocks and bonds since December 2018 have been erased. The US is experiencing what Keynes named a liquidity trap, i.e. a condition under which monetary policies result to beContinue reading “The Economic Implications of Coronavirus: Financial markets are falling”
Sudan’s Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok, survived an assassination attempt in Khartoum this past 9th March. His convoy car was not affected, but the loud blast hit cars nearby, and the leader was able to escape, revealing that he is “safe and in shape”.
From Parasite to a parasite, that is how the global focus has shifted in these first months of the nefarious 2020.
Unfortunately, just weeks later another parasite ramped on into the spotlight, with the breaking of the novel Coronavirus infecting over 200.000 people in the span of just two months, bringing the world into quarantine.
However, these two “parasites” share a similar menacing truth: they inherit flaws of the capitalist system which now more than ever is exposing its true unnatural features.
By Sonia Harim This 25th February marked a bittersweet lap for Egyptians. Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak passed away without being held accountable for his actions during the Arab Spring in Egypt, back in 2011. Egypt is one of the Middle East’s pillars, and as such, has often undergone critical events in order to keepContinue reading “The Demise of a Controversial Leader”
By Janet Kimani In San Juan Del Riò (México), Dafne McPherson, 29, was released on January 25th, 2019. This was after serving only three years out of her sixteen-year sentence. That’s great, right? Wrong. Dafne McPherson was sentenced for going through something that women all over the world experience, unfortunately, every single day. A devastating process of pain,Continue reading “Pro-Justice”