COHA: The coronavirus, ethics and the Americas

It has been going around. Graphic by the Pan-American Health Organization. COVID-19 pandemic spotlights ethical dimension of hemispheric affairs by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs editorial board The defense of human life in the Americas, in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic, has become an ethical imperative for progressive forces throughout the region and […]

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Trump accidentally tells the truth

On live television the president of the United States admitted he is opposed to laws that would make it easier for Americans to vote because that would hurt Republicans. Trump: “You’d never have a Republican elected in this country again” if voting access expanded by Jon Queally — Common Dreams President Donald Trump on Monday […]

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Let us pray…

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The dry decree

IT IS WRITTEN. In Spanish. Just because you are a foreigner who has not bothered to learn the national language does not excuse you from obedience. This is the dry law part of the national state of emergency decree. “The distribution, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited throughout the national territory while the […]

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Hightower, The opposite of progressive

Polls show broad support for progressive ideas. So why aren’t more progressives voting for them? The very progressive US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz (D-NY) and several members of the Sunrise Movement. Shutterstock photo. The opposite of progressivism? Pessimism. by Jim Hightower — OtherWords There’s a short-circuit in the political convictions of some progressive-minded voters these days. […]

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Heinberg, our connections with one another in this trying time

A barn raising in Lansing (now North York City Centre), Toronto, Canada, circa 1900-1919. Photo by Alexander Galbraith, City of Toronto Archives / Wikimedia. Coronavirus, economic networks and our social fabric by Richard Heinbert — Common Dreams / Resilience The COVID-19 pandemic offers intriguing insights into how networked our modern world has become, and how […]

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Bernal, The Crown Virus

Shutterstock image by TheDigitalArtist. The coronavirus by Miguel Antonio Bernal V. The coronavirus pandemic, as it has been categorized by the World Health Organization, has followed a vertical increase trend in more than 100 countries. Panama could not escape the situations that it has been provoking. Owing to our borders and nature, it’s a dangerous […]

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