The Music of Madagascar Is Real Star of New Film

By A. D. McKenziePARIS, Jun 2 2020 (IPS-Partners) The film Haingosoa had barely made it onto screens in France when the government ordered a lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Theatres, cinemas, museums and other cultural institutions ...

This Year of Living Dangerously

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Jun 2 2020 – Indonesia’s founding President Sukarno delivered his annual Independence or National Day address on 17 August 1964 anticipating the forthcoming year as Tahun ...

Is the Fight for Human Rights & Racial Justice Overriding the Coronavirus Risk?

Black Lives Matter protest in London May 31. Credit: Tara Carey / Equality Now By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 2 2020 – The deadly coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over 372,000 people worldwide, has reinforced the ...

Beyond the Crisis

Now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity to build a better world   Kristalina Georgieva is managing director of the IMF By Kristalina GeorgievaWASHINGTON DC, Jun 2 2020 – Looking back to the start of 2020, the world ...

The Pandemic Underlines America’s Ingrained Racism

Black Lives Matter protest in London May 31. Credit: Tara Carey / Equality Now By Dr Alon Ben-MeirNEW YORK, Jun 2 2020 – The murder of George Floyd by a police officer in broad daylight came amid a high point in the continuing rampage ...

As Minneapolis Burns, Trump’s Presidency is Sinking Deeper into Crisis. And yet, he may still be Re-elected

Sipa USA Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS/Sip By External SourceMELBOURNE, Australia, Jun 2 2020 – Violence has erupted across several US cities after the death of a black man, George Floyd, who was shown on video gasping for breath as a ...

Two-thirds of Tropical Forests ‘Under Threat in Next Decade’

Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sabah, Borneo. Copyright: Dr. Lindsay F. Banin By Bruno de PierroSÃO PAULO, Brazil, Jun 1 2020 – Tropical forests can develop resistance to a warmer climate, but 71 per cent will come under threat in ...

The Consequential Effects of Covid-19 on the Climate Crisis

Credit: UNDP, Ghana By Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin OkyenheneACCRA Ghana, Jun 1 2020 – The tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic and its associated challenges have thrown our world into chaos, with the virus destroying lives and livelihoods ...

COVID 19 – Conspiracy or Apocalypse? – Part I

By Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine KhanAMSTERDAM/ROME, Jun 1 2020 – As the COVID-19 virus spread rapidly around the globe, so did various theories about what caused the pandemic. According to the standard scientific theory, the virus probably ...

For Love or Land – The Debate about Kenyan Women’s Rights to Matrimonial Property

Kenya’s Matrimonial Property Act, which is discriminatory towards women and inconsistent with the country’s constitution, means few married women own land. Less than five percent of all land title deeds in Kenya are held jointly ...