Like Trump in the U.S. and Bolsonaro in Brazil, the Philippine strongman’s utter failure to contain COVID-19 may kneecap his authoritarian ambitions.
A world led by a unified Europe would be a significantly better place than one mismanaged by a fragmented United States.
Trust is the fuel that makes global institutions run. And it looks as though we’ve passed Peak Trust.
Just 10 percent of the Pentagon budget could end homelessness, increase our COVID testing 44 times over, or send a $2,300 check to every unemployed American.
While Europe and Asia track down three-digit infection spikes at worst, the U.S. is dealing with over 40,000 a day.
Brazil has joined the U.S. atop the list of worst-impacted countries. Both have far-right leaders — and a legacy of institutional racism.
Around the world, LGBTQ people are more vulnerable to the pandemic — especially where their status intersects with poverty.
Global South communities affected by mining face multiple pandemics — not just of disease, but of violence, exploitation, and corporate capture.
The U.S. may be at the center of both pandemics, but — as worldwide demonstrations show — each is global.
In politically turbulent Thailand, a public health system with popular support — not decrees from above — made all the difference.