1 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

COVID-19 UNDERSCORES WHY WE NEED TO MAKE MAY DAY RADICAL AGAIN (1 MAY 2020) Truthout: Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and health care in the midst of the pandemic lockdown and people are, reasonably, looking for… Read More

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

EARTH WATCH: MUTUAL AID AMID GOVERNMENT FAILURE-WITH ELEANOR GOLDFIELD (23 April 2020) MUTUAL AID: “WHEN THE SYSTEM FAILS, THE PEOPLE SHOW UP” (22 April 2020) ROAR Magazine: The badges are both for security and for building relationships. We… Read More

Chevron’s Treatment of Environmental Lawyer= ‘Judicial Harassment’

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons Nobel laureates condemn ‘judicial harassment’ of environmental lawyer The Guardian 18 April 2020 Johnathan Watts Twenty-nine Nobel laureates have condemned alleged “judicial harassment” by Chevron and urged the release of a US environmental… Read More

The Guardian: Missionaries Banned From Amazon Indigenous Reserve

Amazon River, Santarem, Brazil. Photo: courtesy of World Rainforest Movement Brazil: judge bans missionaries from indigenous reserve over Covid-19 fears The Guardian 17 April 2020 Dom Phillips A Brazilian judge has banned a group of Christian missionaries from… Read More

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 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