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This article by Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram was originally published on ksjomo.org. The original can be accessed here.   SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR: Vaccine developers’ refusal to share publicly funded vaccine research findings is stalling broader, affordable vaccinations which would more rapidly contain COVID-19 contagion. The pandemic had infected at least 109 million…

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues its stranglehold over societies and economies the world over, it is becoming increasingly clear that widespread vaccination of whole populations is one key to re-opening the door to some semblance of normality.  Part one, the rapid development of safe and effective vaccines, was a triumph for science, however it is…

Commemorating Charles Darwin, his contributions to science, and the importance of reason, the scientific community celebrates Darwin Day on February 12. The English scientist is probably best known for his publication ‘On the Origin of Species’, which includes his original proposal of the ‘theory of evolution by natural selection’. His life’s story, from adversity and hatred to becoming one of the most famous names in science, can teach us a lot about the importance, but also perils, of publicly presenting scientific advancements.   Charles Darwin’s achievements…

This is an abridged version of the original article published on the author’s blog, The Political Abyss, which you can access here. The last few years have been awash with political upheaval, national scandals and, of course, global pandemics. As political tensions have risen and the stakes have become higher and higher, political engagement has,…

In observance of UN Day, the Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS) and Katoikos issued an open call to citizens of the world to submit photos with one word answering either of the following questions: What has the UN been most associated with over the past 75 years? What do you want the UN…

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