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Glorious days: Plugging in loopholes for economic baseline

Mostafa Kamal Majumder The proprietors of The New Nation did not ask me to look after the financial management of the paper. Yet I felt the burden because the journalists and general employees readily find the editor to tell of their sufferings due to irregular payment of salary and benefits. I thought why not try to lift the economic base ... Read More »

Fight for HR & racial justice overriding coronavirus risk?

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Jun 2 2020 (IPS) – The deadly coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over 372,000 people worldwide, has reinforced the concept of “social distancing” which bars any gathering of over 10 or 20 people – whether at a social event, a wedding, a political rally or even a funeral. Read More »

It’s time for all of us to Stop. Hate. Now.

Danielle Nierenberg Like so many of us, I feel sad and enraged by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, and many others at the hands of police. These murders are a travesty and not something that should happen in the United States of America—or any nation. It’s time for people of all backgrounds to call ... Read More »

Urgent justice tool for repatriated migrant workers urged

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted millions of migrant workers in destination countries, many of whom have experienced job loss or non-payment of wages, been forced by employers to take unpaid leave or reduced wages, been confined in poor living conditions, and with little or no engagement in the work options before them. Read More »

Innovation is an imperative for sustainable food systems

By Zoltán Kálmán ROME, May 26 2020 (IPS) – Hunger and food insecurity continue to rise. The official 2019 statistics refer to 821 million people suffering from hunger all over the world. According to the recently launched Global Report on Food Crises, there are further 135 million people facing crisis levels of hunger or worse. WFP estimates that due to ... Read More »