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Inequality

Only through a peaceful mass movement on a global scale, putting the needs of the poorest first and foremost, will we finally set foot on the road to a more equal, sustainable and inclusive future, writes Sonja Scherndl. As our human family is steadily growing, overpopulation is a great concern. Globally, we are...
There is a danger that Covid-19 will significantly increase the gap between rich and poor nations. It's time to put in place an ambitious plan to overcome this crisis and save more than 30 million lives, writes Portia Antonia Alexis for Byline Times. There has been very little international response to COVID-19,...
Over 100 former global leaders call for the mandatory worldwide sharing of a Covid19 vaccine - available to all people, in all countries, free of charge. Humanity today, in all its fragility, is searching for an effective and safe vaccine against COVID-19. It is our best hope of putting a stop to this painful global...
An overhaul of the world’s food and health systems is needed to tackle malnutrition, a “threat multiplier” that is now the leading cause of ill health and deaths globally, according to new analysis. The Global Nutrition Report 2020 found that most people across the world cannot access or afford healthy food, due to...
Die eskalierende globale Krise erfordert eine beispiellose Umverteilung von Wohlstand und Ressourcen, weshalb Aktivisten die radikale Vision der Vereinten Nationen zur Erreichung von Artikel 25 wiederbeleben sollten. Die Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte ist eines der am meisten übersetzten und berühmtesten...
"This is the time to insist on multilateralism, solidarity, and science based health policy making at global and national level. This is the time to rally behind WHO." The unprecedented outbreak of the new coronavirus once again places the WHO at the centre of global public action for health.  Independent global...
Now is the time for citizens to ensure that world leaders forcefully respond to the COVID-19 crisis in accordance with human rights, write Isabel Ortiz and Walden Bello. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created an unprecedented human and economic crisis. Governments are taking strong actions, enforcing...
We need global action now. Only a mighty response by rich, powerful countries will stop the pandemic and prevent a global economic collapse, writes Chema Vera. “The virus will starve us before it makes us sick.” That text message, which a colleague of mine in Nairobi received from Micah, a taxi-driver friend,...
Tackling the coronavirus demands international action and solidarity on all fronts - not just for reasons of equity, but also practicality, writes Vanessa Baird for the New Internationalist. This is a war. We can fight and win. Our country, our people… etcetera... Bellicose rhetoric and vacuous stonewalling from the...
Die eigentliche Frage ist, ob Covid-19 uns dazu erwecken wird, die starken Ungleichheiten unserer Welt zu erfassen oder bedeutet es lediglich eine weitere Ursache für dieVerarmung von riesigen Teilen der Menschheit, die so lange schon vom öffentlichen Gewissen ignoriert wird. Seit Anfang 2020 sind wir in eine...
The economic impact of the global shutdown could push half a billion people into privation, researchers warn. Half a billion people could be pushed into poverty as economies around the world shrink because of the coronavirus outbreak, a new study has warned. Poverty levels in developing countries could be set back...
The question is whether Covid-19 will awaken us to the stark inequalities of our world, or does it simply represent a new cause of impoverishment for the vast swathes of humanity who have long been disregarded by the public’s conscience?  Since the beginning of 2020, we’ve entered an extraordinary new era. There is...
The time has come for a massively ambitious plan to overcome the impacts of the coronavirus crisis in developing countries, and on a scale we’ve never seen before in our lifetimes. By Chema Vera from Oxfam International.  Forty million people. That many people could die worldwide from coronavirus unless we see ...
While the world's richest have seen a dip in their stock holdings, those on the bottom of the wealth scale will bear the heaviest burden of the crisis, writes Max Lawson for Inequality.org At first glance, the coronavirus seems to be a great leveler, with everyone — rich and poor — seeming to be equally at risk. ...
If the coronavirus has any positive impact, let it prompt us to learn the limitations of the market and the urgent need for regulation, taxation and public services, says Nick Dearden for Al Jazeera. People might think that pandemics are great levellers: in a crisis, no matter how rich you are, you are as likely to...