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Life in the Time of Corona

Patients, young and old, are dying. To control the outbreak, Italy is in lockdown but is it too little too late?
Political strategist Waleed Shahid and author/analyst Michael Eric Dyson.
Democracy Now!

The Way Forward: Can the Left Push Biden to Be a Transformative President Like LBJ, FDR & Lincoln?

"Democracy Now!" looks at the path forward for the Biden-Harris administration and the role of social movements with political strategist Waleed Shahid and author and analyst Michael Eric Dyson.
Pupils listen to school lessons broadcast over a solar radio in Dalu village, Tana River County, Kenya, November 28, 2020. | Thomson Reuters Foundation/Benson Rioba

With Schools Shut by Pandemic, Solar Radios Keep Kenyan Children Learning

Solar-powered radios have been distributed to the poorest homes that lack electricity access, with lessons broadcast daily during the COVID-19 crisis — and perhaps beyond.
Donald Trump's banned Twitter account.
Democracy Now!

Is Big Tech Too Powerful? Chris Hedges and Ramesh Srinivasan Debate Twitter and Facebook Banning Trump

While many are applauding social media companies' banning of President Trump from their platforms, author Chris Hedges warns they could backfire.
Democracy Now!

Congress’s COVID Relief Bill Includes Direct Checks. It’s Still Not Enough to Help Most Vulnerable

After months of inaction, Congress finally appears close to passing a second coronavirus stimulus package. The agreement is likely to include additional unemployment assistance of $300 a week and one-time direct cash payments of between $600 and $700.
People queue for free food as Italians struggle to cope in a tough economic climate amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Milan, Italy December 14, 2020. | REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Queues Form Outside Milan Food Banks as Crisis Bites Ahead of Christmas

Workers and families suffer as Italy's stagnant economy reels from lockdowns aimed at halting the spread of COVID-19.
A group of women collecting mahua flowers near Budhiarmari village in Chattisgarh state, India, Nov. 13, 2020. | Thomson Reuters Foundation/Purushottam Thakur

To Ward Off Pandemic, India's Indigenous Tribes Find Remedies in Forests

As India battles COVID-19, the climate-resilient, nature-based lifestyles of some communities are helping protect them.
Democracy Now!

Election Chaos Adds Fuel to Campaign for a National Popular Vote to Elect U.S. President

John Koza, chair of National Popular Vote, says the chaos of the 2020 election is further proof that the United States should abandon the Electoral College system as it is currently constituted.
A mourner holds a candle outside St Eugene's Cathedral in Londonderry, Northern Ireland August 4, 2020. | REUTERS/Lorraine O'Sullivan

'Horrible and Sad' - COVID-19 Boosts the Death Business

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for start-up apps like Untangle that provide end-of-life services, from funerals to wills — and a place to talk about grief.
Democracy Now!

Greta Thunberg: 5 Years After Paris Agreement, World Is 'Speeding in the Wrong Direction' on Climate

Greta Thunberg, who launched the global Fridays for Future youth climate movement, issued a stark warning on the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement that the world is not doing enough to keep global heating below 2 degrees Celsius.
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