'Utterly Disgusting': Big Pharma Lobby Blitz Against Vaccine Patent Waivers Denounced | Common Dreams News

over 1 year ago

Jon Queally, staff writer"Newly filed disclosure forms from the first quarter of 2021" reveal that "over 100 lobbyists have been mobilized to contact lawmakers and members of the Biden administration, urging them to oppose a proposed temporary waiver" of Covid-19 patent protections at the WTO. The move was decried as grotesque "pandemic profiteering" by at least one public health advocate.

Opinion | We Must Fight for Economic and Social Rights and Against the Shackles of Debt

over 1 year ago

Allison Corkery, Ignacio Saiz, and Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky"The harms to human dignity caused by over-indebtedness—whether individual or public—must be understood as a consequence of unjust policies which violate human rights."

Opinion | Was 'Fake News' a Natural Outcome of Our 'Give the People What They Want' Corporate Media System?

over 1 year ago

Mario A. MurilloWhere did all this "fake news" coming from and can it be defeated by a new media model based in public interest?

Opinion | It's Time To Destroy the Sick and Twisted Plans of American Maskholes

over 1 year ago

Thom Hartmann"If Trump, Fox and the GOP can convince the people who follow them that they shouldn't get vaccines," aruges Thom Hartmann, "they can prevent President Biden from getting this pandemic under control."

Senators Ask Biden to Include Medicare Expansion in American Families Plan | Common Dreams Newswire

over 1 year ago

Wikinews interviews Democratic candidate for the Texas 6th congressional district special election Daryl Eddings, Sr's campaign manager

over 1 year ago

Wikinews discusses DRM and DMCA with Richard Stallman after GitHub re-enables public access to youtube-dl

over 1 year ago

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin found guilty of murdering George Floyd

over 1 year ago

European Union to reduce carbon emissions by 55% of 1990 levels by 2030

over 1 year ago

Irish Finance Minister Donohoe criticises OECD's global minimum corporate tax rate

over 1 year ago

How many 'Tyrannosaurus rex' walked the Earth?

over 1 year ago

Sikhs in America: A religious community long misunderstood is mourning deaths in Indianapolis mass shooting

over 1 year ago

Being skeptical of sources is a journalist's job – but it doesn't always happen when those sources are the police

over 1 year ago

Forget the debate over public health versus jobs – the same people suffer the most either way

over 1 year ago

Are America's schools safe for Asian Americans?

over 1 year ago

Biden administration's $39 billion child care strategy: 5 questions answered

over 1 year ago

No, vaccine side effects don't tell you how well your immune system will protect you from COVID-19

over 1 year ago

Brazil’s economic crisis, prolonged by COVID-19, poses an enormous challenge to the Amazon

over 1 year ago

Competition heats up in the melting Arctic, and the US isn't prepared to counter Russia

over 1 year ago

Has any US president ever served more than eight years?

over 1 year ago

Democratic bill attempts to undo voter restrictions of past 15 years

over 1 year ago

Interstate water wars are heating up along with the climate

over 1 year ago

From haute cuisine to hot dogs: How dining out has evolved over 200 years – and is innovating further in the pandemic

over 1 year ago

What's next for Cuba and the United States after Raul Castro's retirement

over 1 year ago

An advantage of the government's new payments for families: Not humiliating poor people

over 1 year ago

Student loan debt is costing recent grads much more than just money

over 1 year ago

Why it's good for kids to have friends from different socioeconomic backgrounds

over 1 year ago

There are plenty of moral reasons to be vaccinated – but that doesn’t mean it’s your ethical duty

over 1 year ago

Domestic violence calls for help increased during the pandemic – but the answers haven't gotten any easier

over 1 year ago

No visits and barely any calls – pandemic makes separation even scarier for people with a family member in prison

over 1 year ago

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