Daily Archive: May 28, 2020

The World’s Reaction to the Corona Virus Missing a More Fundamental Point

The current COVID-19 pandemic has generated an enormous amount of media coverage, effective closing down of multiple economies, and an increasing barrage of propaganda aimed at apportioning blame to China. Whether any of these reactions are justified by the actual figures is a moot point. When the panic has subsided and countries return to normal levels of social, educational and...

Dramatic Increase in Global Poverty Generated by Coronavirus Crisis. No Scaling Back of US Militarism

The World Bank warns that there is a global poverty increase as tens of millions of people have fallen back into poverty because of the pandemic. Up to 60 million people worldwide may fall into extreme poverty due to the coronavirus, said David Malpass, head of the World Bank. “Our estimate is that up to 60 million people will be pushed into extreme...

Facebook Policing Personal Messages Won’t Really Save Children from Abuse, But It WILL Bring Us Closer to 1984

Facebook’s “rebel shareholders” want to review potential risks that a new end-to-end encryption service could allow for increased exploitation of children by sexual predators – but why wait until now to kick up a fuss? We collectively scratch our heads today in bewilderment at how someone in Victorian times could walk into a chemist and freely buy cocaine, opium and...