We’re all witnessing countries around the world starting to lower safety measures, and humanity is taking tentative steps towards freedom. For my single friends, who have been fighting extreme loneliness, I am delighted for them.
But the news is definitely mixed. On the one hand, many countries opening up have citizens who have done the hard yards to eradicate COVID19, by following extreme measures. It’s not over in many of these countries, but they have a better sense of where they are, and a commitment to doing what is needed to end the crisis in their countries.
Unfortunately, on the other hand, barely enough has been done in so many major countries, and the growth in cases is alarming. The challenge this presents to all of us is, until it’s over everywhere, it’s not over anywhere. The global recovery from this has always relied on the whole world to act in a united way. Maybe one day we’ll get that message?
I can definitely recommend reading the first article in the COVID19 section below. It’s passionate, but ask yourself: which countries will be the plague states? Are you in one? Regardless if you are, we’ll all be impacted by it.
I also learnt a new term this week – Boogaloo movement. Sigh, there are so many angry people out there. We never did get the divide and conquer lesson from history, did we?
Locally, regionally and globally there are many charities to donate to and all are in urgent need of funds. Can I ask everyone to look at the UN Refugee Program and the World Food Program? Why not donate what you saved in entertainment expenses these last few months and make a donation? These are the people most at risk in this pandemic. Let’s show them we care.
Unlock Diaries: The stories never written by Anuradha Kumar the amazing Anu Kumar – an author I recommend everyone follows. She’ll take you away into new worlds and wonder!
Design thinking your content from Simon Kearney at Click2View
UWC Thailand Arrowsmith cognitive training program available online in real time – Joel Fisher, check it out if you have a child struggling with learning. It might be the answer you’ve been looking for, as it was for us.
Also check out Kerrie Phipps Do Talk To Strangers Podcast. I really enjoyed the chat with Warwick Merry. Two awesome pals.
Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading this last week. As always, scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful. Let’s get out of our nationalistic knowledge siloes.
#BlackLivesMatter / all racism
The Anatomy of a Fake Antifa Tweet – well worth a read, VERY powerful
A letter to Roy. He’s the black guy in my pictures – tks Pooneh Fooladi
Accused California Cop Killer Linked To Right-Wing Extremist Boogaloo Movement – tks Michelle Giammusso Regal
Research Says Violent Cops Cause Violent Protests – tks Didier Ache
Iceland now feels like the coronavirus never happened – tks Daph Ch
GIVE.ASIA – an opportunity to help a migrant worker’s family
Thanks for this Ava Diamond – love Freddy!
Climate Crisis/6th Mass Extinction
New Report Shows Why We Must Tackle Excessive Wealth to Save The Planet – interesting this is positioned as new information….
The ‘3.5% rule’: How a small minority can change the world – tks Frank Roberts
Sold Out – tks Claudine Nagiah
Transgender Health Protections Reversed By Trump Administration – tks Caroline Frater
Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination – tks Kate Marsden
Business and technology
We’re Entering the Age of Corporate Social Justice – tks Coen Tan
Social issues and humanity
Passion, humour, history
Weekends: The precarious position of Singapore’s theatre community – tks Glenn Van Zutphen
Sir Ian Holm: Lord of the Rings and Alien star dies aged 88 – rest in peace Bilbo!
Hope this is valuable. It helps me to keep all I’m reading in one place for future reference, so it’s a good exercise for me to do regardless. But I’d appreciate if you let me know in the comments your favorite piece from this week’s collection? Always interesting.
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