Coronavirus Debate: What does the future of the world look like?

As the world continues to fight the spread of coronavirus, what can it expect at the other end? (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Will we face a Great Depression, as many have predicted? Will globalisation, the root of much prosperity and inequality survive? Will there be a Green Revolution? Will nationalism triumph? And do our bizarre locked down … Read more Coronavirus Debate: What does the future of the world look like?

Toxic reaction? Coronavirus and medical nationalism

As superpower rivalries dominate the UN annual World Health Assembly in Geneva, FRANCE 24’s François Picard asks tonight’s panel about the impact of nationalism and financial interests on the supply of face masks, the rolling out of affordable coronavirus tests and the race to discover and market an effective Covid-19 vaccine.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more Toxic reaction? Coronavirus and medical nationalism

U.S. Likely to Get Sanofi’s Covid-19 Vaccine First If It Succeeds

Americans will likely get Sanofi’s Covid-19 vaccine before the rest of the world if the French pharmaceutical giant can successfully deliver one. That’s because the U.S. was first in line to fund Sanofi’s vaccine research, Chief Executive Officer Paul Hudson said in an interview with Bloomberg News. He warned that Europe risks falling behind unless … Read more U.S. Likely to Get Sanofi’s Covid-19 Vaccine First If It Succeeds

“New gold standard”: Ann Pettifor denounces private capital dictating rules of Covid-19 response

Ann Pettifor talks of a new “gold standard” crippling the response to the #Coronavirus pandemic. The author of The Case for the Green New Deal tells The France 24 Debate how in a throwback to the 1930s, this is fueling the rise of nationalism and authoritarianism. Pettifor insists the best way to pay for #Covid19 … Read more “New gold standard”: Ann Pettifor denounces private capital dictating rules of Covid-19 response

UN chief on Human Rights and COVID-19 Response and Recovery

We are all in this Together: Human Rights and COVID-19 Response and Recovery The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency — but it is far more. It is an economic crisis. A social crisis. And a human crisis that is fast becoming a human rights crisis. In February, I launched a Call to Action … Read more UN chief on Human Rights and COVID-19 Response and Recovery

UN Chief on the Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda (7 April 2020)

Video message by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda (7 April 2020) On 7 April, we recall the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda — when more than one million people were systematically murdered in just 100 days. The victims were overwhelmingly Tutsi, but also … Read more UN Chief on the Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda (7 April 2020)

Coronavirus pandemic triggers global rise in nationalism

In some parts of the world, the spread of the coronavirus has led to an increase in nationalism. It is having an effect on the global economy and forcing politicians to find ways to respond. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Seoul. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Coronavirus pandemic triggers global rise in nationalism

A year on from Christchurch extremist content still widespread online | ABC News

One year on from the Christchurch massacre, restricting extremist material online is still proving hard to achieve. The gunman live streamed the attack for 17 minutes before it was removed from Facebook, but white supremacists have found other places to gather on the internet. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-14/white-nationalism-a-year-after-christchurch-mosque-massacre/12046412 For more from ABC News, click here: … Read more A year on from Christchurch extremist content still widespread online | ABC News

How big a threat is white nationalism? | UpFront (Arena)

A year ago this week a white supremacist massacred 51 Muslims in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in an attack that shocked the world and put the spotlight on the rise of racist attacks occuring worldwide. “The level of violence, the number of people killed, the way it was live-streamed…I think was really shocking,” said … Read more How big a threat is white nationalism? | UpFront (Arena)

Ethno-nationalism under spotlight after violent clashes in New Delhi

Narendra Modi’s policies have sparked bitter divisions in India between Hindus and Muslims and this has spilled onto the streets of the capital. The lightning rod for the latest unrest is a citizenship law that discriminates against Muslims.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN … Read more Ethno-nationalism under spotlight after violent clashes in New Delhi

Trump and Modi: a meeting of minds or egos? | The Stream

India is granting US President Donald Trump a warm welcome on his first visit to the country, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi sharing the stage with him to inaugurate the world’s largest cricket stadium. About 100,000 people filled the arena for the ‘Namaste Trump’ (‘Hello Trump’) event in the western city of Ahmedabad on Monday. … Read more Trump and Modi: a meeting of minds or egos? | The Stream

Marine Le Pen explains why nationalism is important

Marine Le Pen is hoping for a boost in local elections next month. She has tapped into the anger of France’s anti-establishment yellow vest protesters, many of whom share her views on immigration and curbing the dominance of Paris over the provinces. Her brand of nationalist populism remains toxic to many, but she has achieved … Read more Marine Le Pen explains why nationalism is important

Is Bollywood complicit in pushing Modi’s right-wing agenda? | UpFront

The mainstreaming of a hardline brand of Hindu nationalism, mob lynchings, attacks on students, and an escalation in hate crimes: These have all become features of India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, most celebrities have been reluctant to speak out against the prime minister’s politics. Bollywood songwriter and poet Javed Akhtar … Read more Is Bollywood complicit in pushing Modi’s right-wing agenda? | UpFront

Is Ethiopia sliding backwards under Abiy Ahmed? | UpFront

In this episode of UpFront, we challenge Lencho Bati, an adviser to the office of the Ethiopian prime minister about Abiy Ahmed’s controversial handling of protests and ask why the Nobel laureate is so media-shy. And we talk to two Bollywood legends about why so many celebrities in India are not speaking out against Prime … Read more Is Ethiopia sliding backwards under Abiy Ahmed? | UpFront