What if more of the arms and defense sector moved into manufacturing health and other products permanently? Surely this is the time for a focus on what peace and security really mean for us all, writes Martin Butcher for Oxfam International.
The global pandemic could push half a billion people into deeper poverty on some counts and lead to a new COVID-19 apartheid era, warn Andy Sumner, Christopher Hoy and Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez in The Conversation.
"These numbers should serve as a wake-up call to the international community on the human cost of war, and the social and economic implications exacerbated by Covid-19." By Jessica Corbett for Common Dreams.