The Coronavirus Is a Disaster for Feminism

Pandemics affect men and women differently. Article by Helen Lewis Proposed by Alexia Tsouni Enough already. When people try to be cheerful about social distancing and working from home, noting that William Shakespeare and Isaac Newton did some of their best work while England was ravaged by the plague, there is an obvious response: Neither …

Coronavirus Is the Perfect Disaster for ‘Disaster Capitalism’

17/3/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy Naomi Klein explains how governments and the global elite will exploit a pandemic. The coronavirus is officially a global pandemic that has so far infected 10 times more people than SARS did. Schools, university systems, museums, and theaters across the U.S. are shutting down, and soon, entire cities may be …

Rachel Corrie Remembered

16/3/2020 Sent by Alexia Tsoyni On 16 March 2003, 23-year-old American peace activist Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli bulldozer that was preparing to demolish a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip. Corrie has since become an icon of global solidarity with the people of Palestine.

Domestic Violence Cases Surge During COVID-19 Epidemic

17/3/2020 Sent by Aleka Makri On Feb. 11, Xiao Li received a distressing call from a 12-year-old crying for help. The child was wandering the deserted streets of their hometown in the central Henan province with his mother and 7-year-old sister. Their father had physically abused their mother and then kicked them out of the …