“Industrial agriculture, habitat destruction, global commodity chains and the travel network have set up this perfect storm of conditions, not just for COVID, but also for future pandemics.
How can we get a wider systemic perspective on the current crisis? How vulnerable will we continue to be when we hopefully vanquish COVID-19?”- IV554 - March 2021 / USA, Covid-19 Pandemic
On February 19, 2021 Lausan, along with several other organizations including Solidarity, held a webinar book launch for Au Loong-yu's book, Hong Kong in Revolt, The Protest Movement and the Future of China (Pluto Press, 2020). The following are the author's slightly edited introductory remarks.- IV554 - March 2021 / China, Hong Kong
Climate change and Republican policies combined in Texas last week to produce a disaster that left millions without power, without heat, and without water as temperatures fell below freezing and snow and ice covered the state, leaving at least 50 dead. The state's rare severe cold is another example of the extreme weather in the form of floods and forest fires that climate change has brought to the United States.- IV553 - February 2021 / USA, Public services
“What we do urgently need is to turn these protests onto the offensive. This means avoiding the isolation of the protests, broadening them and involving more and more social sectors.”- IV553 - February 2021