The end of the global emergency is the time to reflect on the lessons learned during the pandemic and how we can create more just and kind societies going forward.
The pandemic caused untold suffering around the world. It also created a new type of community solidarity rarely seen before. As we enter the post-pandemic era we must maintain that solidarity.
Participants on a Women’s March rally in front of San Francisco’s City Hall in 2019.
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From protest marches and fundraising to parliamentary petitions and talking with friends, there are many ways to make your voice heard.
While it’s true that the “freedom convoy” revealed deep political polarization, it’s also true that it has provided us with the opportunity to create a more inclusive and participatory democracy.
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Rather than tolerating divisiveness and intolerance, we can and we should embrace this important moment to create a more participatory form of democracy.
Cardiff Philharmonic came under fire for removing the Russian composer Tchaikovsky from its performance schedule, in response to the Ukraine war.
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Russian citizens in the west are being targeted in much the same way Germans, Italians, and Japanese were during the second world war.
Native American students at the Carlisle Indian School, circa 1899.
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Ernest Knocks Off was 18 when he arrived at the Carlisle boarding school in 1879. He was one of many young Native people who fought – in his case, to the death – to retain their language and culture.
The pandemic has made it difficult for trans people to support one another in person, or celebrate important physical changes with friends.
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Trans Day of Visibility, celebrated March 31, is a day to honor the trans community and counter transphobia.
The coronavirus crisis isn’t hitting all communities equally hard, calling for not just aid like this California food bank but also justice-oriented policies to redress harms.
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Confronting the massive social problems caused by the coronavirus requires policies built on compassion, solidarity and justice – core values of virtuous societies worldwide.
An Indian volunteer in Delhi sanitisers a driver delivering food from an emergency kitchen.
The work of volunteers is political and that matters.
Abuses by police and the army point to the need for citizens to be involved in security and other crisis response measures
Ramaphosa’s call for a new social compact will fall on deaf ears unless there are some fundamental changes to the way in which the pandemic is being managed.
A woman claps above a banner reading “everything will be all right,” in Rome. This phrase has appeared on social media and at balconies and windows across Italy as the country faces coronavirus.
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The word ‘solidarity’ is echoing around the world in the COVID-19 pandemic. But where does the term come from and what does it really mean?
The Mória refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece.
The health crisis is pushing governments to try to control the movement of people, but migrants continue to arrive in EU reception centres, which are currently experiencing a crisis of tragic proportions.
Zuo Ansheng, a flour figurine master, makes flour works related to the coronavirus in Yinan county in Shandong province, Feb. 7, 2020.
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The human spirit is tested during difficult times, but a scholar already has found examples of how people found ways to support one another in China. Other countries have shown similar resilience.
Networks of support in solidarity of migrants on the move have grown across Europe and North America.
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Both in 19th-century America and today, the initiative and choices of those making the journey are often ignored.
Distress is normally identified when a company is no longer profitable, when it’s not a going concern anymore, when it has major problems.
Does the PACTE law signal the end of the dichotomy between traditional, profit-focused companies and social and solidarity economy companies committed to the public interest?
EU leaders ended their June summit in unanimous agreement, but implementing their conclusions on the ground will be much harder.
Undocumented migrants are among those helping to rebuild the hardest-hit areas of Oaxaca state, where federal aid has been slow to trickle down.
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A brigade of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala have interrupted their trek north to stay in Mexico and support earthquake recovery efforts.
In a highly individualistic world where work prevents us from spending time with friends and family, a universal basic income could change society.
The Treaty of Rome was signed at Campidoglio Palace on March 25, 1957.
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Sixty years since the Treaty of Rome was signed, the EU goal still remains clear: peace.
Cuban doctors vaccinate displaced Haitians at a camp in Port-au-Prince.
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How the motivations of Cuban doctors choosing to go on missions abroad have changed.