COVID-19 Analysis-NO

COVID-19 Analysis-NO

Global Justice Ecology Project created this page as a source for articles and news that are being hidden or ignored by the mainstream media.

This includes analysis pertaining to the underlying causes of the COVID-19 crisis: wholesale destruction of world’s forests, industrial agriculture, ignoring the warnings of Indigenous Peoples, and not learning the lessons from past pandemics.

The articles below also explore the links between COVID-19, corporate domination and global capitalism: including government moves to use the crisis to consolidate power, throw out basic freedoms and human rights, and remove regulations protecting people and the Earth from further corporate plunder.

Below is the complete list of posts we have collected related to COVID-19 broken down thematically.

COVID-19 and Capitalism

More than 250 civil society organisations demand red lines for aviation bailouts (6 April 2020) *includes #SavePeopleNotPlanes petition!

DURING A LOCKDOWN, WHY IS THE MINING INDUSTRY CONSIDERED ‘ESSENTIAL’ (2 APRIL 2020)

Under Cover of Pandemic, Fossil Fuel Interests Unleash Lobbying Frenzy (2 April 2020)

HARMFUL ENVIRONMENTAL PROPOSALS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC (31 March 2020)

COVID-19: THE GLOBAL REPERCUSSIONS OF NEOLIBERALISM (30 March 2020)

DAILY MAVERICK: COVID-19 = CAPITALISM + ECOLOGICAL DESTRUCTION (27 March 2020)

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS A CRISIS OF CAPITALISM (25 March 2020)

CORONAVIRUS BOOSTS TECH GIANTS (25 March 2020)

EARTH MINUTE: COVID-19’S LINK TO DEFORESTATION (18 March 2020)

COVID-19 + INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE=DEADLY (11 March 2020)

Mutual Aid and Solidarity Responses to COVID-19

MUTUAL AID MOVEMENT PLAYING HUGE ROLE IN COVID-19 CRISES (3 APRIL 2020)

MUTUAL AID DISASTER RELIEF ONE MINUTE VIDEO (27 March 2020)

COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples

HISTORIC INJUSTICES AGAINST NATIVE PEOPLE PUT THEM AT GREATER RISK OF COVID-19 (3 APRIL 2020)

The Pipeline and the Pandemic: ‘The Biggest Risk We’ve Got Right Now’ (31 March 2020)

CEREMONIAL ELDERS OF WHAPMAGOOSTUI, QC CANADA GIVE MESSAGE TO THE WORLD RE: COVID 19 (31 March 2020)

THE COVID-19 CRISIS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (26 March 2020)

Use of COVID-19 to advance political repression

US FAR RIGHT SEEKS WAYS TO EXPLOIT CORONAVIRUS AND CAUSE SOCIAL COLLAPSE (5 APRIL 2020)

President of Chile receives new barrage of criticism (4 April 2020)

THE US GOVERNMENT HAS A LONG HISTORY OF USING CRISES TO JUSTIFY INDEFINITE MASS DETENTION (1 APRIL 2020)

EARTH MINUTE: EPA RULES SUSPENDED USING COVID-19 (1 April 2020)

Worldwide police-state measures in face of COVID-19 (31 March 2020)

COMMON DREAMS: A HARROWING WARNING (30 March 2020)

EPA suspends rules for polluters citing coronavirus (27 March 2020) *includes opportunities to take action!

CORONAVIRUS – A ROUND UP OF RACE AND CIVIL LIBERTIES ISSUES (26 March 2020)

EARTH MINUTE: DOJ SEEKS TO USE COVID TO UNDO CIVIL LIBERTIES (25 March 2020)

NEW REQUEST FROM DOJ SEEKS TO USE CORONAVIRUS TO SUSPEND BASIC FREEDOMS (23 March 2020)

The links between COVID-19 and industrial agriculture

SIGN-ON PETITION: “HUNGRY PEOPLE CAN’T STOP CORONAVIRUS”-PARAGUAY

A food crisis looms as coronavirus forces farms to stay idle and countries hoard supplies (30 March 2020)

INDUSTRIAL LIVESTOCK LINKED TO COVID-19 (30 March 2020)

EARTH MINUTE: COVID-19’S LINK TO DEFORESTATION (18 March 2020)

THE DESTRUCTION OF NATURE & COVID-19 (18 March 2020)

COVID-19 + INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE=DEADLY (11 March 2020)

COVID-19 and the destruction of the environment

EPA sidesteps normal public process to approve BASF’s cancer-linked pesticide (3 April 2020)

Human impact on the environment may make pandemics more likely, experts warn (2 April 2020)

EARTH MINUTE: EPA RULES SUSPENDED USING COVID-19 (1 April 2020)

HARMFUL ENVIRONMENTAL PROPOSALS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC (31 March 2020)

ANTARTICA RECORDS UNPRECEDENTED HEATWAVE (30 March 2020)

DAILY MAVERICK: COVID-19 = CAPITALISM + ECOLOGICAL DESTRUCTION (27 March 2020)

EARTH WATCH WITH DR. FELICIA KEESING ON BIODIVERSITY & CORONAVIRUS (27 March 2020)

EPA suspends rules for polluters citing coronavirus (27 March 2020) *includes opportunities to take action!

THE COVID-19 CRISIS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (26 March 2020)

THE GUARDIAN: NATURE’S MESSAGE BEHIND CORONAVIRUS (25 March 2020)

VANDANA SHIVA ON ECOLOGY & CORONAVIRUS (23 March 2020)

EARTH MINUTE: COVID-19’S LINK TO DEFORESTATION (18 March 2020)

THE DESTRUCTION OF NATURE & COVID-19 (18 March 2020)


GJEP Statement about COVID-19 – Resources and Information


Dear friends and supporters Global Justice Ecology Project,

We, like you, are doing all we can to keep our families and loved ones safe and healthy.

At the same time, we continue to pursue our mission, which includes understanding the root causes of this crisis and its connection to social and ecological injustice. For the best way to prevent the next pandemic is to understand the roots of this one and ensure we do not make the same mistakes in the future.

Below is a new article that links emerging pandemics like COVID-19 to the destruction of the world’s wildest places. It turns out protecting forests isn’t just about protecting biodiversity, it is also about avoiding another pandemic.

In a March 18th article in The Guardian, John Vidal wrote:

“Increasingly [these] diseases are linked to … disruption of pristine forests driven by logging, mining, road building through remote places, rapid urbanisation and population growth [which] is …resulting [in] transmission of disease from wildlife to humans.

“…change must come from both rich and poor societies. Demand for wood, minerals and resources from the global north leads to the degraded landscapes and ecological disruption that drives disease … Otherwise we can expect more of the same.” from ‘Tip of the iceberg’: is our destruction of nature responsible for COVID-19?

Meanwhile, social injustice and ecological destruction are not stopping for COVID-19. If anything, corporations are looking to the virus to distract people from their ongoing plunder–as well as the government’s support for same, such as the Trump administration’s recent bailout of the oil and gas industry.

We at GJEP are joining others in tracking how corporations and governments are using the COVID-19 virus to crack down on basic personal freedoms–just as they did after 9/11. Never before have so many borders been shut down, travel restricted, millions locked down or quarantined, and businesses shuttered as fear of the unknown mounts.

The data they are collecting on the crisis and its response could forseeably be used as a guidepost on the treatment of civil unrest caused by a future pandemic, climate catastrophe or other emergency that threatens government or corporate power.

Resources for COVID-19 community support and mutual aid, as well as a call to remember ongoing struggles:

As the coronavirus spreads across North America, communities are coming together to support those most vulnerable. Low-income workers, communities of color, people with disabilities, the house-less, and those who are incarcerated, are among those who will be disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and efforts to contain it.

Toolkit: “Preparing for coronavirus crisis: As organizers, it’s time to do what we do best”

List of COVID-19 Mutual Aid groups from It’s Going Down

Here are a few things you can do this week:

1. Act in Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en:

The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs are continuing their fight to stop the Coastal GasLink Pipeline through their ancestral lands. Our solidarity cannot stop. This is when the companies will try to take everything.

What you can do: A company called KKR is in the process of buying 65% of Coastal GasLink. If we can stop the sale, we can help stop the pipeline from being built. Take 5 minutes to tweet, email or call KKR and tell them to divest from the Coastal GasLink Pipeline. Don’t forget to sign the #ShutDownKKR petition. It has 125,000 signatures and growing!

2. Take action for a just response to the coronavirus:

·       When Every Community is Ground Zero: Pulling Each Other Through a Pandemic (Mutual Aid Disaster Relief)

·       Demands from Grassroots Organizers Concerning COVID-19 (Transformative Spaces)

·       Calls for a Just Recovery Response to COVID-19 that Centers The Most Vulnerable (The Climate Justice Alliance)

I hope that you find this information helpful in navigating the uncharted waters in which we find ourselves.  Global Justice Ecology Project is taking pains to safely continue to advance our campaigns for protection of forests and defense of the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Thank you and best wishes to you and your family,

Anne

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Anne Petermann

Executive Director

Global Justice Ecology Project