The Long March Home: If Only The Government Had Got Its Act Together

By Leo Saldanha Published in Bangalore Mirror; April 1 2020 “More and more people are travelling all over the world which exposes the whole world to epidemics. As our society is in a state of flux, novel pathogens emerge to pose challenges not only at the point of primary contact but in far removed locations. The increased interaction between humans and animals has increased the possibilities of zoonotic diseases emerging in epidemic form.” These lines are from

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Govt Must Supply Basic Essentials To All: Activists

Published: 29th March 2020 06:10 AM in The New Indian Express A prolonged lockdown will create additional distress and possible starvation among a vast section of India’s population, said writers, trade unions, professors, and activists, in a letter to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa. The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package leaves out a large section of people who may not be covered under various schemes, they added.The full report can be read here:

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Building A World That Secures Us Through And Beyond The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic has thrown life out of gear worldwide. Challenging as the situation is, made grave by thousands who have succumbed to the disease, it is a time for deep humanism and an opportunity to collectively and intelligently work to build a new world. A new beginning where humanity rises to secure present and future generations by building a world that steps away from extraction, destruction, domination and devastation. We simply cannot continue with

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Urgent Need For Ground Up, Coordinated Approach In Dealing With COVID-19 Pandemic

URGENT PRESS RELEASE, Bangalore – 28 March 2020  Trade Unions, Public Intellectuals, Community Health Specialists, Civil Society Organisations urge Karnataka Chief Minister  Under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri. B. S. Yediyurappa, the Government of Karnataka has acted with a sense of urgency in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been various efforts to ensure no one suffers due to want of health care, and access to health facilities.  But COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented

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Public Matters.: Prime Minister’s Speech People Of India Wish They Could Hear At 8 Pm Tonight

My dear brothers and sisters,The global pandemic of COVID-19, a viral flu, has cost thousands of lives and made thousands more sick. It has brought the world to a grinding halt. As humanity faces its gravest challenge in recent decades, it is a time for the world to reflect on what we must do right, from now on. While India joins the community of nations to tackle the pandemic, this requires us to take effective steps

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