13 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

IN BRAZIL, COVID-19 OUTBREAK PAVES WAY FOR INVASION OF INDIGENOUS LANDS (10 April 2020) Mongabay: With outsider encroachment into indigenous reserves continuing to escalate in the Brazilian Amazon and the COVID-19 outbreak spreading rapidly throughout the country, indigenous… Read More

COVID-19 Infections Rising in Brazilian Amazon

Photo courtesy of World Rainforest Movement In Brazil, COVID-19 outbreak paves way for invasion of indigenous lands Mongabay 10 April 2020 Sam Cowie With outsider encroachment into indigenous reserves continuing to escalate in the Brazilian Amazon and the… Read More

10 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

FROM MUTUAL AID TO DUAL POWER IN THE STATE OF EMERGENCY (22 March 2020) Roar: With the shutdown of businesses, schools and countless other institutions, millions of people are facing loss of income, housing and access to basic… Read More

CADTM Calls for Radical Response to Covid-19

Graphic courtesy CADTM of Latin America Call of the indigenous peoples, afro-descendants and peoples’ organizations of Latin America CADTM, Collective 3 April 2020 The crisis that COVID-19 has provoked globally presents a crossroads to the peoples of Abya… Read More

Earth Minute: ‘The Pandemic is a Portal’ By Arundhati Roy

This week’s Earth Minute by GJEP Executive Anne Petermann examines the potential presented by the COVID-19 crisis for re-imagining our future. Transcript: My Earth Minute today consists of excerpts from Arundhati Roy’s excellent new article “The Pandemic is… Read More

9 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

U.S. TO LET NUCLEAR PLANTS DEFER REPAIRS, SCHEDULE LONGER SHIFTS (23 March 2020) Bloomberg: U.S. regulators are willing to let nuclear power plants defer some maintenance and inspections as the coronavirus threatens availability of workers. EARTH WATCH: FIRST… Read More

Truthout: Covid-19 Exposes Systemic Issues of Neoliberalism

Graphic Courtesy of Truthout The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism Truthout 7 April 2020 Henry A. Giroux The current coronavirus pandemic is more than a medical crisis, it is also a political and ideological crisis…. Read More

Earth Watch: First Nations Elder Matthew Mukash On Coronavirus

Cree women tanning hide, Whapmagoostui, Cree Territory (Canada) in 1993. Photo: Langelle/GJEP Matthew Mukash, elder was born in 1951 on the land in Eeyou Istchee, the traditional Cree territory in northern Quebec. He is known for his extensive work to… Read More

COVID-19: Portal to Radical Systemic Transformation: Arundhati Roy and Barry Gills

In his piece Deep Restoration: from The Great Implosion to The Great Awakening, Barry Gills points out the “three spheres” of the present global crisis, their interrelationships and the opportunity they pose for transforming the system.   “We are… Read More

7 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

Sign-on petition: “Hungry people can’t stop Coronavirus”- Paraguay US far right seeks ways to exploit coronavirus and cause social collapse (5 April 2020) Mutual Aid Movement Playing Huge Role in COVID-19 Crisis (3 April 2020) Historic Injustices Against Native People… Read More