China said it would ban illegal wildlife markets and trade in light of the Wuhan coronavirus or 2019-nCoV, which has killed at least 426 people and infected more than 20,000. Beyond China, at least 169 cases have been confirmed in 25 countries.
It is widely believed that the Wuhan coronavirus likely started in a wet market, where live and dead animals are often sold in poorly regulated conditions.
The ban on wildlife markets is just one of a number of initiatives China is taking in response to the novel coronavirus.Read More »
This January I went to Venezuela with a group of North Americans to see for ourselves how economic “sanctions” are affecting people’s access to food. We wondered how the Venezuelan popular classes are responding to the massive attack on their economic well-being.
We saw a complicated scene, with virtually every kind of productive activity crippled in many ways, some not so obvious on the surface. Nevertheless, people have had time to adjust to the situation; they have been creative, energetic, and determined. Communes are growing, the government is surviving, and “It’s not as bad as it was in 2017” was a common refrain. These are some of the stories we heard as we met people working to achieve food sovereignty for their country.Read More »
PALESTINIAN leaders accused Israel of rushing to implement US President Donald Trump’s so-called “deal of the century” today and condemned an “economic war” against Gaza and the West Bank.
The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was intent on moving ahead with the details contained in Mr Trump’s “peace plan,” which it blasted as an “act of hostility” against the Palestinian people.
As a part of La Gran Misión Vivienda Venezuela (GMVV) – The Great Venezuela Housing Mission, the Venezuelan government has built 2.6 million homes, and millions more are planned to house the people of Venezuela. Started by Hugo Chávez GMVV has been continued by President Nicolás Maduro.Read More »