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Warehousing people in unsanitary conditions and then deporting them to poor countries is a recipe for contagion.
The late Martin Khor united activists, officials, and thought leaders against trade and climate policies that plundered the Global South. Here's how his comrades remember him.
While political leaders scapegoat, overreach, and underperform, progressive organizers are developing an internationalist response to the coronavirus pandemic.
International cooperation needs to take priority right now, and countries must stop their wars against one another and against their own populations.
In an age of pandemics and climate crisis, countries’ health, environmental, and development policies are globally important.
For the far right, the pandemic is a chance to enact border controls and erode the rule of law. It could also expose their utter incompetence.
Closed borders and ICE raids mean crowded detention centers and camps, which is always inhumane. In a pandemic, it’s a global public health threat.
Trump’s message to governors on lifesaving medical equipment — “get it yourselves” — is grimly appropriate in a country without national health care.
The media has helped spread panic more often than useful information.
Withdrawing even some of the U.S. troops, planes, drones and bombers from Afghanistan will reduce the killing.