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Post Tagged 'COVID-19'

“Minneapolice” state creates its own monster

In a May 30 article I published for the Italian media outlet Nouva Bussola Quotidiana, “Minneapolice”, repression and anger behind the violence, I explain that plenty of kindling was laid during American COVID-19 lockdowns for heated unrest that has erupted nationwide following George Floyd’s killing.  Continue Reading...

Coronavirus surges in Latin America

On Wednesday Alejandro Chafuen—the Acton Institute’s Managing Director, International—continued his series of articles on Forbes.com chronicling the impact of the coronavirus in Latin America. While the total number of cases has yet to reach the levels we see in the United States, the rate of infections and related deaths is increasing. Continue Reading...

Acton online conference: “Banned” wagon? Why dissenting freethinkers are censured on social media.

The Acton Institute’s Rome office is sponsoring an online seminar on Thursday, May 28, at 7 p.m., Central European Time: “‘Banned’ wagon? Why dissenting freethinkers are censured on social media.” The topic is most timely as independent voices–doctors, scientists, economists, activists, and journalists whose duty it is to be inquisitive–are being silenced by social media giants like Facebook and YouTube. Continue Reading...