Government policy in Britain remains much closer to ‘herd immunity’, which is tantamount to letting the Covid-19 crisis rip through the population, than to an effective lockdown.
According to the government’s official data Ecuador has 10,128 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 507 deaths, as of the 21st April.
Experts estimate that this official data amounts to less than 10% of pandemic’s actual casualties.
Epidemiologists warn that Covid-19 in Yemen could spread faster, more widely and with deadlier consequences than in many countries.
The Iranian people are facing a health emergency that is compounded by Trump’s efforts at regime change in their country.
In 1916 the Easter Rising represented the resumption of the struggle for Irish freedom. The decision in 1914 of the Irish National Volunteers and the Irish Parliamentary Party to support the British government in the inter-imperialist war effectively subsumed the national movement. By 1916 hopes for an early victory by either side in the war had disappeared. It was time to reclaim hope for Ireland at home, from its slaughter overseas.