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Media refuse to admit the coronavirus doesn’t care about red vs. blue

With coronavirus cases surging in the United States, the media were quick to blame: “Several Republican-led states that moved quickly to reopen this spring at the urging of President Trump have seen new cases explode,” The New York Times reported. Yet hyper-Democratic California is actually seeing the highest number of new cases. Yes, GOP-led Arizona, […]

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Nuclear Testing, Never Again — Global Issues

Credit: United Nations Opinion by Daryl G. Kimball (washington dc) Wednesday, July 01, 2020 Inter Press Service Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director of the Arms Control Association (ACA) and publisher of the organization’s monthly journal, Arms Control Today WASHINGTON DC, Jul 01 (IPS) – Seventy-five years ago, on July 16, the United States detonated […]

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Bridging the Gap between Hunger & Food Waste During a Pandemic — Global Issues

Feeding India volunteers and Hunger Heroes serving meals to school children. Credit: Zomato Feeding India Opinion by Seema Sanghavi (new delhi) Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, Apr 14 (IPS) – Seema Sanghavi is Founder Cooks Who FeedOn March 12, the first email came in. An email from a boutique hotel that […]

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NASA and private sector have big plans for space travel — and they’re recruiting

Amid all the coronavirus worries, here’s a positive development: NASA this month began taking applications for new astronauts. You probably won’t qualify: Candidates must have STEM backgrounds, and the odds of being accepted in the last round were 50 times worse than those for Harvard applicants. Plus NASA’s at least four years away from getting […]

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Let’s prevent post-partum depression and provide care to those in need — Global Issues

Credit: Patrick Burnett/IPS Opinion by Ifeanyi Nsofor (abuja) Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Inter Press Service Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor is a medical doctor, the CEO of EpiAFRIC, Director of Policy and Advocacy for Nigeria Health Watch ABUJA, Feb 25 (IPS) – Recently, Nigerian feminist author Ukamaka Olisakwe spoke about her post-partum depression after giving birth in […]

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A Flashback to Biological Warfare of a Bygone Era — Global Issues

Biological weapons. Credit: United Nations Opinion by Ameen Izzadeen (colombo, sri lanka) Monday, February 10, 2020 Inter Press Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb 10 (IPS) – In the wake of the latest coronavirus outbreak, movie buffs are drawing an eerie parallel with the film Contagion, a 2011 thriller based on a lethal airborne virus called […]

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‘Unprecedented Terrorist Violence’ in West Africa, Sahel Region — Global Issues

A girl runs outside a small community school in Korioume, Mali, where children lack basic equipment, including notepads and pens. Parts of the school have been attacked and in 2013 the village was a Jihadist stronghold. Credit: OCHA/Eve Sabbagh Opinionunited nations Thursday, January 09, 2020 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Jan 09 (IPS) – The […]

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A Tribute to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed (1936 – 2019) — Global Issues

Opinion by Nayema Nusrat (new york) Monday, December 23, 2019 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Dec 23 (IPS) – “When I think about Bangladesh, I think about everybody. Not everybody is enjoying Rabindranath and the great literature and culture that Bangladesh has. But I think everybody has got the right to have this experience”, deeply […]

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Industrial Energy Efficiency is a Climate Solution — Global Issues

Staff from MCI Santé Animale, one of the 18 companies that have participated in energy management training organized by UNIDO´s Industrial Energy Accelerator in partnership with the Moroccan government, at work, as the country moves to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel imports. Credit: UNIDO Opinion by Tareq Emtariah (vienna) Friday, December 13, 2019 Inter […]

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Why Is Growth Slowing in China? — Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Vladimir Popov (berlin and kuala lumpur) Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Inter Press Service BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (IPS) – China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 14%. Since then, its growth rate has declined by more than half to 6.6% in 2018. The five-year moving average growth rate […]

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