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COVID-19: How the world fought in 2020

COVID-19: How the world fought in 2020

In December 2019, China’s Wuhan city witnessed an abnormal rise of what was initially thought to be cases of pneumonia, as identified by the Wuhan Municipality Health Commission. However, upon further investigation by Chinese officials, a novel coronavirus was identified. By then the city’s health system was already dealing with dozens of cases of coronavirus.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A threat to democracy and food sovereignty (Photo: Food First)

TNCs reviving TPP Frankenstein

The incoming Biden administration is under tremendous pressure to demonstrate better U.S. economic management. Trade negotiations normally take years to conclude, if at all. Unsurprisingly, lobbyists are already urging the next U.S. administration to quickly embrace and deliver a new version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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"Chile despertó", #Chile woke up! (Twitter - Photo: Laura MillanLombraña)

Burying Pinochet

The Chilean media were quick to label the October 2019 popular uprising an ‘estallido social’, a social explosion. As the cry of ‘Chile despertó!’­– Chile woke up!–rang out in the streets, the refrain in television studios was that ‘no one saw this coming’.

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Epic World History - blogger Epic World History: Peasants' War

Engels on the Peasant War in Germany

At a time when peasant masses in the country are engaged in a valiant struggle for the repeal of the Central government’s three infamous laws, and have laid peaceful siege to Delhi, braving rains and bitter cold, it is worth recalling Friedrich Engels’ study of the peasant war in Germany in 1525, that also celebrated […]

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Aaron Swartz

Aaron would have been 34 years old

November 8, 2020 would have been Aaron’s 34th birthday, but instead we mourn our friend and wonder what could have been, had he not taken his own life seven years ago after being terrorized by a career-driven prosecutor and U.S. Attorney who decided to just make shit up, make an example out of Aaron, impress […]

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