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

SPILLS FROM OUTDATED SEWERS MAY CONTAMINATE DRINKING WATER WITH CORONAVIRUS, SAYS ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG GROUP (7 MAY 2020) Truthout: In early April, as much of the East Coast continued to sink into COVID-19 crisis mode, a heavy storm dumped… Read More

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

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

WEBINAR: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE FOOD SUPPLY & FEEDING THE HUNGRY (29 APRIL 2020) Waste 360 Webinar: The recovery of excess food to sustain the food-insecure population in the U.S. is a critical concern during the… 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

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

LULA: BOLSONARO LEADING BRAZIL ‘TO SLAUGHTERHOUSE’ OVER COVID-19 (17 APRIL 2020) The Guardian: Jair Bolsonaro is leading Brazilians “to the slaughterhouse” with his criminally irresponsible handling of coronavirus, the country’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has… Read More

International Day of Peasant Struggle: Neoliberalism and COVID-19 Impacts in Ecuador and Brazil

Maranhao, Brazil 2016 Photo: Petermann Note: We have been hearing very little about how COVID-19 is impacting countries in the Global South.  US news media is tunnel visioned on the chaos expanding in the US, meanwhile this is… Read More

Earth Watch: Soren Ambrose on April 2000 Protests

People, not profit was a rallying cry. Above a mattress in the middle of an intersection and in the background yarn was strung in spider webs to prevent access to the meetings. Photo: Langelle/GJEP Soren Ambrose was one… Read More

The COVID-19 Crisis and Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous man. Espirito Santo, Brazil, November 2005.  Tupinikim and Guaraní peoples cut down a plantation of eucalyptus trees owned by Aracruz Celulose to rebuild this village in its traditional location. The village had been forcibly removed to make… Read More

The Destruction Of Nature & Covid-19

A logger (employed by a South Korean multinational corporation) with a chainsaw in the Bosawas rainforest; the Bosawas is the largest rainforest north of the Amazon Basin.  Illegal logging threatens the rainforest’s biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples.  (Nicaragua 1997)… Read More