Press Conference: CM Of Karnataka, Act Now Against Communalisation Of The Covid Crisis

View Full Conference Report Report of Press Conference held via Zoom on 6th May 2021, 3 pm Opening the press conference, Ms. Bhargavi Rao, Trustee of Environment Support Group noted “We have lost so many of our loved ones, not so much because of the virus as because of malgovernance.” She drew particular attention to the unnecessary deaths that happened in Gulbarga and Chamrajnagar due to the appalling lack of oxygen in hospitals. She pointed out that at

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Remembering T Peter: Street Fighter, Trade Unionist And Leader Of India’s Fish Workers

T Peter, General Secretary of the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF), passed away on 8 October 2020 from COVID-19 related complications in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was 62 years old. For over three decades, Peter worked as a full time activist and union organiser. He especially worked for the empowerment of India’s fishing communities and played a critical role in advancing their struggles from the margins into the political mainstream. Peter joined the Kerala Independent Fishworkers Federation

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Peter Thomas Of National Fishworkers Forum(NFF) India Loses Battle To COVID

Peter Thomas, the incredible leader of the National Fishworkers Forum – NFF India has lost his battle to COVID. India has lost a leader who fought on the streets throughout his life for the rights of fisherfolk and other vulnerable communities Rest In Peace Peter. Millions inspired by you will carry on the struggle.

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In Solidarity: Staying Compassionate In These Trying Times

Distress Migration forced by Lockdown without appropriate Preparation:  India executed the biggest lockdown in human history by imposing curfew and forcing 1.3 billion citizens to stay home from 24th March 2020. The initial three weeks lock down has now been extended to 3rd May 2020. This sudden announcement unleashed chaos across the country as migrant workers, daily wagers, the poor and travelling public were left stranded. Without money and food, millions were forced to stay

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Sheila Jasanoff Speaks To The Nation: Science Will Not Come On A White Horse With A Solution

“It’s well known from disaster studies that effects on vulnerable populations are much more severe and long-lasting. The wealthier may have better insurance, they may live in circumstances where social distancing is easier to implement than for people living in crowded quarters, they may have the resources to take themselves out of danger zones. These things are not available to people on lower levels of the socioeconomic scale. “ “In my university, for example, undergraduates

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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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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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