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Southern perspectives on the coronavirus pandemic

The Global Justice Now website is presenting various interviews and texts, that show the action taken by the peoples of the global south and the impacts created there in the COVID-19 crisis. 

So far on the website, they have prepared a total of three interviews: South Korea, South Africa, and Ecuador. Furthermore, they have a blog on the situation in Bangladesh.

Covid-19 is changing our lives and has forced us to break with our normal. The lockdowns prevent any form of organised protests. Some authoritarian leaders took the opportunity to crackdown on opposition groups or anyone who is critical of the measures being put in place or casting limelight on government mistakes and incapacity to address the crisis. The restrictions and continued spread of the coronavirus, however, are also causing new misery, deepening poverty and inequality and producing new waves of discontent that could result to social unrest. For the world’s working poor and marginalised, hunger is a more imminent danger

In this collection of interviews we will focus on news and analysis from leaders and representatives of social movements and progressive groups from Southern countries that are collectively addressing the pandemic. More importantly, we are sharing how they are imagining and shaping the world anew after the pandemic.

To see all the content, please visit: https://www.globaljustice.org.uk/southern-perspectives-coronavirus-pandemic

For more content on the corona crisis and global justice: https://www.globaljustice.org.uk/coronavirus-and-global-justice

Photo crédits: https://www.globaljustice.org.uk/coronavirus-and-global-justice