Covid-19 Death Rate among African Americans and Latinos Rising Sharply

By Ed Pilkington The death rate in the US from Covid-19 among African Americans and Latinos is rising sharply, exacerbating the already staggering racial divide in the impact of the pandemic which has particularly devastated communities of color. New figures compiled by the Color of Coronavirus project shared with the Guardian show that both total …

Dr. Vandana Shiva: Why Treating Coronavirus as a War Will NOT Work!

Dr. Vandana Shiva. Image credit: Kiva Kumbhamela By Going Underground On this episode of Going Underground (EP.873), we speak to Dr. Vandana Shiva, the founder of Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy who was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’. She discusses why the war-like approach …

US Blacks: Toll Hit by COVID-19 Grows as More Data Emerges

U.S. Black people are being disproportionately affected by coronavirus. | Photo: AFP On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its first breakdown of COVID-19 case data by race, showing that 30% of patients whose race was known were Black. As a clearer picture emerges of COVID-19’s decidedly deadly toll on Black people, …

China Denies the Coronavirus Came from One of Its Labs

Chinese scientists at the forefront for the search of a vaccine for the coronavirus. | Photo: EFE Authorities at a maximum-security laboratory in Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus outbreak emerged last December, rejected claims that they could be the source of the COVID-19 surge, following recent accusations by the President of the United States, …

US invades Venezuela: President Maduro’s letter to American people

President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro. Photo: Carolina Cabral/Getty Images By BO Staff Writer “In expressing my solidarity to you in this important historic challenge, as well as our consternation and grief for the consequences of the pandemic in the U.S., I also have the obligation to make you aware that as the world focuses on …