Always remarkable & fearless Filipino human rights activists held a rally inside university premises after riot police threatened to arrest them if they protested in the streets during a Duterte speech on the state of the nation.
Scientists are now saying that corona is not just a respiratory disease but also a neurological, cardiovascular, psychiatric, & brain disease & the long term health consequences are not yet understood. Stay the hell home.
Al Jazeera news showed monsoon flooding in the northern Indian states of Bihar & Assam with millions affected, at least 300,000 displaced, & many hospitals during this pandemic submerged under water. A man visiting his daughter in hospital said in the past five days there has been no government assistance against the flooding. If India pulled its troops out of Kashmir, they could address this horrific crisis rather than create a living hell in Kashmir & now Bihar & Assam.
It’s after 5am here & I was irritated since I can’t sleep. But I received a call from the 12-year-old daughter of a FB friend in Pakistan. She told me she is also bored under quarantine & was so charming that all my irritation dissolved. She made my day.
Micheal Clinton remains in hospital with something of a relapse. He is an extraordinary person & needs extraordinary prayers & blessings to get through this. Please keep him in your prayers.
Solidarity with those on the front lines of oppression is such a two-way street. There’s nothing noblesse oblige about it. The resistance of Kashmiris, Palestinians & others facing colonialism & genocide to massive military & political power is all of humanity’s only hope that someday we will all live as free human beings. That’s how important their struggles are.