“This situation is only possible coming from a cultural mindset of white people believing that they are the center of the universe and can do whatever they please, at any cost, disregarding all international law”
“It is a violation of human rights to force people to be in a concentration camp”, denounces Marie Doutrepont, who has witnessed first-hand the “shame of Europe” on Lesbos
What social and political structures and what social beliefs would collapse with the introduction of a universal basic income (UBI)?
Every mainstream media outlet is covering the protests contesting the elections results in Belarus. Could this be the new Ukraine? Maybe not, but it is definitely a continuation of the White-West’s attempts to get closer to Russia’s border.
Every time that someone suggests a social measure which requires an expenditure, neoliberals and fearful people immediately show up stating that “there is no money”.
Today the world is fighting a pandemic. Sooner or later the health issue will be resolved, but the economic consequences will be devastating, perhaps worse than those of the collapse of 1929, if a global recovery plan and a global redistributive shock treatment are not implemented.
Giulia Cicoli is the co-founder and programs director of Still I Rise, an NGO that provides education and protection to vulnerable child and adolescent refugees in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Kenya and Mexico.
Opinion: “What can we really hope from a society that is poisoned by its most important value: money?”
At this moment, while the powerful continue to rely on the interests of a few, normal people respond with solidarity.
All of Europe is now in a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic, and each state is taking urgent measures to address it.