Symbolic gesture or assertion of state power? Declaring a climate ‘emergency’ walks a fine line between hopeful rhetoric and risk to democracy.
Incarcerated Americans have been tasked with washing hospital laundry, manufacturing protective equipment, disinfecting cleaning supplies and digging mass graves.
Some countries have imposed much stricter restrictions on religious worship than others as part of the coronavirus lockdown.
Instead of seeking to protect our health and stop the coronavirus epidemic by instituting totalitarian surveillance regimes, we should rather focus on empowering citizens.
The COVID-19 pandemic may trigger large-scale disruptions such as school closures, event cancellations and movement restrictions.
Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency to combat rape and sexual violence.