Tag archive for ‘pandemic’
By admin On Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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The pandemic profit bonanza

Big pharma profits from disaster, as capitalism shows its inability to act in the public interest, argues John Clarke Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
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Ford Dearborn Truck Plant workers launch rank-and-file safety committee to save lives amid COVID-19 pandemic

The committee has appealed to its 5,000 co-workers, who build F-150 pickup trucks, to prepare joint action to fight the coronavirus and save lives. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

By admin On Saturday, August 1st, 2020
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Bottle Episode: COVID-19 Pandemic Hits Champagne Producers

France’s GDP plunged 13.8 percent in April-June 2020, reflecting the effect of the coronavirus outbreak and related health crisis, the statistics agency INSEE reported earlier. Sputnik News – World News, More...

By admin On Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Russian & US scientists vow to fight Covid-19 PANDEMIC together amidst political animosity

Despite Moscow and Washington having been at odds over scores of international and bilateral affairs, Russian and US scientists managed to find a common language in jointly fighting a shared threat – the coronavirus More...

By admin On Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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COVID-19 pandemic aggravates justice system crisis

The justice system is facing one of the biggest crises in its history. There are significant delays for those using both the civil and criminal courts. And the need for remote discussions with lawyers has furthered More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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100 hospital catering staff sacked after working through pandemic

Trade union Unite has criticised the “Alice in Wonderland world of NHS privatisation” as one company sacks catering staff while another looks to hire them. Outsourcing company Elior has told 100 of its More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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Bezos and the billionaires profit from the pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has endangered the jobs or incomes of half the world’s workforce. But a tiny minority are doing very well indeed out of the pandemic. So-called ‘family offices’ are private companies More...

By admin On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Refugee family reunification during a pandemic

Stock image In two judgements handed down in 2014, the European Court of Human Rights underlined that family reunification is an ‘essential right’ for refugees. ‘Family unity,’ the Court said, ‘is a fundamental More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
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EU chiefs agree €750 billion pandemic recovery fund – but divisions remain

EU CHIEFS agreed a joint-borrowing scheme to supply a €750 billion (£675bn) coronavirus recovery fund today following days of wrangling. Just over half the sum — €390bn — will be issued as grants, a sharp More...

By admin On Monday, July 20th, 2020
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NHS staff were working 11 unpaid hours a week before pandemic

Some people working in the NHS were doing over 11 extra unpaid hours per week before the coronavirus outbreak, new figures show. NHS workers may have been treated as heroes – with weekly clapping across the More...