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Ratchaburi
By Andre Malerba
11 Dec 2020

Researchers, from the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Center, collect tissue samples from bast caught at Khao Chong Pran Cave, inside a makeshift lab set up nearby during a catch and release program in Photharam, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. The team, led by Supaporn Wacharapluesadee at Chulalongkorn University, consisting of scientists, ecologists, and officers from Thailand's National Park Department, have been collecting blood, tissue, saliva and fecal samples from bats in an effort to understand the origins of the Covid-19 virus.

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Ratchaburi
By Andre Malerba
11 Dec 2020

Researchers, from the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Center, collect tissue samples from bast caught at Khao Chong Pran Cave, inside a makeshift lab set up nearby during a catch and release program in Photharam, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. The team, led by Supaporn Wacharapluesadee at Chulalongkorn University, consisting of scientists, ecologists, and officers from Thailand's National Park Department, have been collecting blood, tissue, saliva and fecal samples from bats in an effort to understand the origins of the Covid-19 virus.

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Ratchaburi
By Andre Malerba
11 Dec 2020

Researchers, from the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Center, collect tissue samples from bast caught at Khao Chong Pran Cave, inside a makeshift lab set up nearby during a catch and release program in Photharam, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. The team, led by Supaporn Wacharapluesadee at Chulalongkorn University, consisting of scientists, ecologists, and officers from Thailand's National Park Department, have been collecting blood, tissue, saliva and fecal samples from bats in an effort to understand the origins of the Covid-19 virus.

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Ratchaburi
By Andre Malerba
11 Dec 2020

Researchers, from the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Center, collect tissue samples from bast caught at Khao Chong Pran Cave, inside a makeshift lab set up nearby during a catch and release program in Photharam, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. The team, led by Supaporn Wacharapluesadee at Chulalongkorn University, consisting of scientists, ecologists, and officers from Thailand's National Park Department, have been collecting blood, tissue, saliva and fecal samples from bats in an effort to understand the origins of the Covid-19 virus.

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Ratchaburi
By Andre Malerba
11 Dec 2020

Researchers, from the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Center, collect tissue samples from bast caught at Khao Chong Pran Cave, inside a makeshift lab set up nearby during a catch and release program in Photharam, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. The team, led by Supaporn Wacharapluesadee at Chulalongkorn University, consisting of scientists, ecologists, and officers from Thailand's National Park Department, have been collecting blood, tissue, saliva and fecal samples from bats in an effort to understand the origins of the Covid-19 virus.

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Ratchaburi
By Andre Malerba
11 Dec 2020

Researchers, from the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Center, collect tissue samples from bast caught at Khao Chong Pran Cave, inside a makeshift lab set up nearby during a catch and release program in Photharam, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. The team, led by Supaporn Wacharapluesadee at Chulalongkorn University, consisting of scientists, ecologists, and officers from Thailand's National Park Department, have been collecting blood, tissue, saliva and fecal samples from bats in an effort to understand the origins of the Covid-19 virus.

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Ratchaburi
By Andre Malerba
11 Dec 2020

Researchers, from the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Center, collect tissue samples from bast caught at Khao Chong Pran Cave, inside a makeshift lab set up nearby during a catch and release program in Photharam, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. The team, led by Supaporn Wacharapluesadee at Chulalongkorn University, consisting of scientists, ecologists, and officers from Thailand's National Park Department, have been collecting blood, tissue, saliva and fecal samples from bats in an effort to understand the origins of the Covid-19 virus.

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Vyshhorod
By Olena Bilous
10 Dec 2020

Food is something mystical. This is love baked until golden brown. This is the passion in an invented salad. And care wrapped in pancakes at 2 am. A man came into my relationship with food six months ago. 180 joint breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Love, food, Yurii is my open ended project about our love triangle

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Vyshhorod
By Olena Bilous
10 Dec 2020

Food is something mystical. This is love baked until golden brown. This is the passion in an invented salad. And care wrapped in pancakes at 2 am. A man came into my relationship with food six months ago. 180 joint breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Love, food, Yurii is my open ended project about our love triangle

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Vyshhorod
By Olena Bilous
10 Dec 2020

Food is something mystical. This is love baked until golden brown. This is the passion in an invented salad. And care wrapped in pancakes at 2 am. A man came into my relationship with food six months ago. 180 joint breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Love, food, Yurii is my open ended project about our love triangle

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Vyshhorod
By Olena Bilous
10 Dec 2020

Food is something mystical. This is love baked until golden brown. This is the passion in an invented salad. And care wrapped in pancakes at 2 am. A man came into my relationship with food six months ago. 180 joint breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Love, food, Yurii is my open ended project about our love triangle

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HOMBRES POR LA EQUIDAD
Mexico City
By mahelipe
09 Dec 2020

Meeting of the association "Hombres por la equidad". This association, made up of ten members, has taken it upon itself since the start of the confinement to provide a free support group for violent men. Twice a week the men meet by video conference to talk about their excess of aggressiveness, accompanied by a psychologist, they learn to channel their anger in order to avoid domestic violence.

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The Price of War in Nagorno Karabakh
Yerevan
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
07 Dec 2020

November 12, 2020 - Yerevan, Armenia. Armenians bury their dead. Since the war began late September, an estimated 2000 Armenian soldiers died during the 6 week war. the soldiers born in Armenia proper are brought back to their land to be buried with their families by their side.

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The War in Nagorno Karabakh
Stepanakert
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
07 Dec 2020

October 22, 2020 - Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh. Since Septemner 27th, the Azeri armed forces have been launching vicious assaults on the independent tiny nation of Nagorno-Karabakh. The 150 thousand strong nation has been fighting back as best it can while Armenia provides vital military resources to reverse the course of this new war. Thousands of locals have already fled, while some have remained behind to take shelter in underground cellars.

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Underground Sheltering in Nagorno Kar...
Stepanakert
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
07 Dec 2020

October 22, 2020 - Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh. A group of locals have taken shelter under the most important church in Stepanakert, called the Holly Mother of God cathedral. Since the war started thirty or so locals are living in the underground portion of the church for both salvation and protection as well.

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The Isolation of Nagorno Karabakh
Davit Bek
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
07 Dec 2020

With the road to Lachin corridor, the main road connecting Karabakh to Armenia cut, the only escape route is through the Northern mountains. Civilians escaping, military moving back and forth to the fornt lines and ambulances bringing casualties to Armenia, if this road is cut, Karabakh will be mostly isolated.

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Rio de Janeiro
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
07 Dec 2020

August 29, 2020 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Most Favelas in Brazil have been getting hit hard by the new Covid-19 health crisis. Within the Favela of Santa Marta, situated in the middle of Rio de Janeiro, has had to fend for itself in order to prevent too much death. Locals have organized themselves to clean the many dotted streets and walls and buildings of the favela without any government help. The various armed gangs controlling the favela have also enforced a strict confinement order to help prevent the spread.

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Basel
By DooG Reporter
07 Dec 2020

ANDRÉ EIERMANN André is a 46 years-old general manager. He deals with coffee and he is in the corporate environment since almost 15 years; combining skills and passion for the product, he won the “Swiss Barista Championship” in 2017 and he competed for the World title in Seoul in the same year. All these goals gave him a lot of visibility and the possibility to decide who work for. At the end of March 2020 he should have moved with the whole family from Switzerland to Australia because he accepted a new job position, but due to the Covid-19 restrictions, everything has been postponed. Alas they where all ready to move: the rent of the house in Berna had been ended, all their belongings had been packed and sent to Melbourne, kids had been cancelled from school. In conclusion, everything was ready to go and now everything is stuck with any date at the horizon. André is father of a 7 and 2 years old kids who actually are not with him. Due to a sudden mourning in her family, the wife and the kids needed to go back in Japan during the summer and they have been stuck too. This umpteenth unexpected event has further complicated the already difficult situation. After various movement from a temporary house to another, André now is living in Basel and he has seeing his family since the first week of July just from his laptop. Due to the different time zone, every morning he wakes up at 2 a.m. and, in order to not lose the year in school, he has become his daughter’s teachers. Every morning he personally take care of her teaching rigorously in German language. After the home schooling session, around 5:30 a.m. it will start from remote his daily job with Australia; the Italian company who is employed for, it gave him the possibility to work from home while he is waiting for to move there. In the mean time he is keep on doing his personal studies about coffee; in collaboration with the Zurich University of Applied Science, who gives him the access to its laboratory, they have just published an important study about coffee on in the pages of the famous magazine Nature-Research. His daily job routine goes on with afternoons phonically and it end with the management of the company social media, who has entered in the meantime in the new day. To keep on having a bit of mental and physical balance, during all these months André is trying to daily go out for a walk in the little spare time and also he is attending a weekly session of breathy meditation. It helps him to reduce the stress and to put aside the frustration of the situation. It is not easy to remain mentally stable, especially for a subject that already went through a tough time of his life, when has been forced to face and deal with himself. In this situation dictated by the pandemic, the balance of the couple is also seriously undermined: the prolonged distance, the different time zone, the physical and emotional support that is sometimes lacking, the fear of contracting the virus and the uncertainty of the leaving time. All these difficulties are strongly challenging him. While we are looking at the Rhine river, André reminds me when he was a little boy and wanted to leave Basel to go and discover the world; get on a boat and swept away by the current, following the course of the river to north and discover what was there. Today, due to Covid-19, he is paradoxically stuck again in that city he once left behind and he is waiting to leave to the other side of the world to hug his children again.

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Basel
By DooG Reporter
07 Dec 2020

ANDRÉ EIERMANN André is a 46 years-old general manager. He deals with coffee and he is in the corporate environment since almost 15 years; combining skills and passion for the product, he won the “Swiss Barista Championship” in 2017 and he competed for the World title in Seoul in the same year. All these goals gave him a lot of visibility and the possibility to decide who work for. At the end of March 2020 he should have moved with the whole family from Switzerland to Australia because he accepted a new job position, but due to the Covid-19 restrictions, everything has been postponed. Alas they where all ready to move: the rent of the house in Berna had been ended, all their belongings had been packed and sent to Melbourne, kids had been cancelled from school. In conclusion, everything was ready to go and now everything is stuck with any date at the horizon. André is father of a 7 and 2 years old kids who actually are not with him. Due to a sudden mourning in her family, the wife and the kids needed to go back in Japan during the summer and they have been stuck too. This umpteenth unexpected event has further complicated the already difficult situation. After various movement from a temporary house to another, André now is living in Basel and he has seeing his family since the first week of July just from his laptop. Due to the different time zone, every morning he wakes up at 2 a.m. and, in order to not lose the year in school, he has become his daughter’s teachers. Every morning he personally take care of her teaching rigorously in German language. After the home schooling session, around 5:30 a.m. it will start from remote his daily job with Australia; the Italian company who is employed for, it gave him the possibility to work from home while he is waiting for to move there. In the mean time he is keep on doing his personal studies about coffee; in collaboration with the Zurich University of Applied Science, who gives him the access to its laboratory, they have just published an important study about coffee on in the pages of the famous magazine Nature-Research. His daily job routine goes on with afternoons phonically and it end with the management of the company social media, who has entered in the meantime in the new day. To keep on having a bit of mental and physical balance, during all these months André is trying to daily go out for a walk in the little spare time and also he is attending a weekly session of breathy meditation. It helps him to reduce the stress and to put aside the frustration of the situation. It is not easy to remain mentally stable, especially for a subject that already went through a tough time of his life, when has been forced to face and deal with himself. In this situation dictated by the pandemic, the balance of the couple is also seriously undermined: the prolonged distance, the different time zone, the physical and emotional support that is sometimes lacking, the fear of contracting the virus and the uncertainty of the leaving time. All these difficulties are strongly challenging him. While we are looking at the Rhine river, André reminds me when he was a little boy and wanted to leave Basel to go and discover the world; get on a boat and swept away by the current, following the course of the river to north and discover what was there. Today, due to Covid-19, he is paradoxically stuck again in that city he once left behind and he is waiting to leave to the other side of the world to hug his children again.

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Basel
By DooG Reporter
07 Dec 2020

ANDRÉ EIERMANN André is a 46 years-old general manager. He deals with coffee and he is in the corporate environment since almost 15 years; combining skills and passion for the product, he won the “Swiss Barista Championship” in 2017 and he competed for the World title in Seoul in the same year. All these goals gave him a lot of visibility and the possibility to decide who work for. At the end of March 2020 he should have moved with the whole family from Switzerland to Australia because he accepted a new job position, but due to the Covid-19 restrictions, everything has been postponed. Alas they where all ready to move: the rent of the house in Berna had been ended, all their belongings had been packed and sent to Melbourne, kids had been cancelled from school. In conclusion, everything was ready to go and now everything is stuck with any date at the horizon. André is father of a 7 and 2 years old kids who actually are not with him. Due to a sudden mourning in her family, the wife and the kids needed to go back in Japan during the summer and they have been stuck too. This umpteenth unexpected event has further complicated the already difficult situation. After various movement from a temporary house to another, André now is living in Basel and he has seeing his family since the first week of July just from his laptop. Due to the different time zone, every morning he wakes up at 2 a.m. and, in order to not lose the year in school, he has become his daughter’s teachers. Every morning he personally take care of her teaching rigorously in German language. After the home schooling session, around 5:30 a.m. it will start from remote his daily job with Australia; the Italian company who is employed for, it gave him the possibility to work from home while he is waiting for to move there. In the mean time he is keep on doing his personal studies about coffee; in collaboration with the Zurich University of Applied Science, who gives him the access to its laboratory, they have just published an important study about coffee on in the pages of the famous magazine Nature-Research. His daily job routine goes on with afternoons phonically and it end with the management of the company social media, who has entered in the meantime in the new day. To keep on having a bit of mental and physical balance, during all these months André is trying to daily go out for a walk in the little spare time and also he is attending a weekly session of breathy meditation. It helps him to reduce the stress and to put aside the frustration of the situation. It is not easy to remain mentally stable, especially for a subject that already went through a tough time of his life, when has been forced to face and deal with himself. In this situation dictated by the pandemic, the balance of the couple is also seriously undermined: the prolonged distance, the different time zone, the physical and emotional support that is sometimes lacking, the fear of contracting the virus and the uncertainty of the leaving time. All these difficulties are strongly challenging him. While we are looking at the Rhine river, André reminds me when he was a little boy and wanted to leave Basel to go and discover the world; get on a boat and swept away by the current, following the course of the river to north and discover what was there. Today, due to Covid-19, he is paradoxically stuck again in that city he once left behind and he is waiting to leave to the other side of the world to hug his children again.

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Hyderabad Sindh
By Jan Ali Laghari
06 Dec 2020

Today all over in Pakistan Sindhi culture day in been celebrate specially in Sindh province peoples in there traditional dress with Sindhi Ajrak and cap wearing.

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A child in a Sindhi traditional dress
Hyderabad Sindh
By Jan Ali Laghari
06 Dec 2020

Today all over in Pakistan Sindhi culture day in been celebrate specially in Sindh province peoples in there traditional dress with Sindhi Ajrak and cap wearing

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Sindhi culture day celebration
Hyderabad Sindh
By Jan Ali Laghari
06 Dec 2020

Today all over in Pakistan Sindhi culture day in been celebrate specially in Sindh province peoples in there traditional dress with Sindhi Ajrak and cap wearing

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Hyderabad Sindh
By Jan Ali Laghari
06 Dec 2020

Today all over in Pakistan Sindhi culture day in been celebrate specially in Sindh province peoples in there traditional dress with Sindhi Ajrak and cap wearing

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Sindhi Culture day preparation
Hyderabad Sindh
By Jan Ali Laghari
06 Dec 2020

All over in the Pakistan and specially in Sindh province Sindhi culture day celebrates with full joy, this day celebrated on 6th December, peoples use to buy new Ajrak, Cap and other traditional items 

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Abnormal Life Under COVID19 (USA)
Brooklyn
By Juan Carlos
04 Dec 2020

Since the beginning of the global crisis due to the COVID19 pandemic and the quarantine which came after life has not been the same. Hundreds of thousands have lost their life and millions infected. Nowadays, living life in an “abnormal” way has become the way, there are two major ways the global community has implemented to fight the spread of the virus, one is wearing a mask alway and the second social distancing, these among other measures are enforced by government, people and businesses. The United States has one of the highest percentage of infected persons with COVID19 and hundreds of thousands have lost their live to this deadly virus. Life in this first world power is no longe the same. Not business as usual.

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No Justice
Multiple
By zenner
04 Dec 2020

In Wisconsin, in Ohio, in Michigan and in Kentucky I have witnessed family members grieve their loved ones who were killed at the hands of the Police. It is hard to articulate the pain that is present even just being in the room at a memorial for a loved one who was killed by the police. There is so much that feels incomplete for these families, because of the way the individuals passed. 


2020 unlike any other year during my existence has precipitated a desire of the people of the United States to advocate on behalf of the families who have lost loved ones at the hands of the police. These photos have been taken over many months, and I hope they show the faith and vitality evident in the movement that is on behalf of Black Lives. The movement has crossed states and is unique in each community, but is bound by a solidarity to make change and prevent further grief. 

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Beirut, Sursock Palace, after the 4th...
Beirut
By Gregory Buchakjian
04 Dec 2020

Built on a hill overlooking the port of Beirut, Sursock Palace epitomized the expansion and the wealth of Beirut in the second half of the 19th century. In the 1920s, the marriage of Alfred Sursock with Donna Maria Teresa Serra, daughter of Francesco Serra, 7th Duke of Cassano stimulated the acquisition of valuable artworks from notable Neapolitan families. In the mid. 20th century, their daughter, Lady Yvonne Cochrane, founded the Association for the Protection of the Natural Sites and Ancient Buildings – APSAD and fought for the preservation of Beirut’s legacy. During the 1975-1990 war, Sursock Palace endured damage. In the aftermath of the conflict, the family managed to repair and maintain the estate. On the 4th of August 2020, a double explosion in the port of Beirut devastated a large part of the city of Beirut and left innumerable residents homeless, without counting the casualties. 98 years old Lady Yvonne Cochrane, who witnessed the fire while seated on her wheelchair, was injured. She passed away three weeks later. The destruction of Sursock Palace exemplifies the extent of the catastrophe on the built and the artistic heritage and the urgency to safeguard and renovate, once again.

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Black lives matter protests in London
London, Greater London
By philclarkehill
04 Dec 2020

Thousands of people attended a Black Lives Matter protest in London and across the UK on Sat 6th June 2020, which went off on the whole peacefully. Despite the Covid19 pandemic and sparked by the killing of George Floyd by Police in the USA, there have been protests internationally demanding the end to police killings, mass incarceration and racial inequality in society.

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Silence Gone: A Ukranian Village in L...
Khomutyntsi
By Marichka
04 Dec 2020

This photo essay shows how the tiny village of Khomutyntsi in the Ukraine experienced the COVID-19 lockdown. 

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London, Greater London
By philclarkehill
04 Dec 2020

London’s west end, also known as theatre land deserted during lockdown, as a result of Covid19. In order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus theatres, shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants were closed down by law. The lights are on, but no one is home.

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London in lockdown
London, London
By philclarkehill
04 Dec 2020

Central London deserted during lockdown in the UK - as a result of Covid19. In order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants have been closed down by law. On what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, the city was empty.

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Mujeres por Mujer. Buenos Aires. Arge...
Buenos Aires
By Valeria Andrea Ruiz
04 Dec 2020

Comencé el año con la idea de fotografiar mujeres de distintos roles sociales. Nunca imagine que sería el año de la pandemia de Covid-19.

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Democratic Victory and Defeat
Nagorno-Karabakh
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan
04 Dec 2020

The Karabakh war has a history of 30 years. On September 27, 2020, the news of the resumption of a large-scale war along the entire borderline between Artsakh and Azerbaijan surprised the Armenian society and the Armenians of the world. The ceasefire was established 44 days later, on November 9, by a trilateral agreement between Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The agreement included the deployment of Russian peacekeeping troops in the conflict zone.

The victory of the 2018 Velvet Revolution in Armenia can best define the ideals of the Armenian reality. Not accepting the obvious threat of war, the inner life was unwaveringly striving and trying to ignore the external danger, persistently clinging to its illusion of peace.

With the people's candidate Nikol Pashinyan who came with the revolution, Armenia became perhaps the only democratic state in the South Caucasus region. And as in 1991-1994, when the victory of Armenians on the battlefield was overshadowed by the economic blockade, so the government that came with the revolution found itself in the circle of authoritarian countries, and now it is declining due to the recent defeat.

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The George Floyd Protests in Seattle,...
Seattle, Washington
By beth01
04 Dec 2020

Seattle, Washington saw some of the most active protests in the United States in regard to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota by the police officer Derek Chauvin. Citizens came out of COVID-19 quarantine to protest despite the dangerous health conditions. The use of tear gas and less lethal weapons during the protests caused citizens to question the excessive use of force for crowd control by police. Seattle police hadn’t used tear gas since the protests during the World Trade Organizations Ministerial Conference in 1999. The city became an epicenter for protester’s demands.

The message of overcoming racism and police brutality expanded into a campaign for community funded programs to take precedence over the Seattle police force. A campaign for the defunding of the Seattle Police Department was central to the protests. One tactic used by protesters in the Capital Hill area of the city was to take over the vacated Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct. Through this action, they turned the surrounding area into a community named the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), which later changed its name to the Capital Hill Organized Protest (CHOP). Beyond the CHOP/CHAZ, Seattle protests along with the rest of the country saw the most ethnically and economically diverse protests against racism and police brutality the United States has ever seen.

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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 02
London, London
By philclarkehill
04 Dec 2020

Bishopsgate in the financial distrcit / square mile. March 24th 2020 was the first day of enforced lockdown in the UK, in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Covid 19. On what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, the city was deserted, with just a few people in masks out on the street, plus a few taxis and mostly empty buses.

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Basel
By DooG Reporter
04 Dec 2020

ANDRÉ EIERMANN André is a 46 years-old general manager. He deals with coffee and he is in the corporate environment since almost 15 years; combining skills and passion for the product, he won the “Swiss Barista Championship” in 2017 and he competed for the World title in Seoul in the same year. All these goals gave him a lot of visibility and the possibility to decide who work for. At the end of March 2020 he should have moved with the whole family from Switzerland to Australia because he accepted a new job position, but due to the Covid-19 restrictions, everything has been postponed. Alas they where all ready to move: the rent of the house in Berna had been ended, all their belongings had been packed and sent to Melbourne, kids had been cancelled from school. In conclusion, everything was ready to go and now everything is stuck with any date at the horizon. André is father of a 7 and 2 years old kids who actually are not with him. Due to a sudden mourning in her family, the wife and the kids needed to go back in Japan during the summer and they have been stuck too. This umpteenth unexpected event has further complicated the already difficult situation. After various movement from a temporary house to another, André now is living in Basel and he has seeing his family since the first week of July just from his laptop. Due to the different time zone, every morning he wakes up at 2 a.m. and, in order to not lose the year in school, he has become his daughter’s teachers. Every morning he personally take care of her teaching rigorously in German language. After the home schooling session, around 5:30 a.m. it will start from remote his daily job with Australia; the Italian company who is employed for, it gave him the possibility to work from home while he is waiting for to move there. In the mean time he is keep on doing his personal studies about coffee; in collaboration with the Zurich University of Applied Science, who gives him the access to its laboratory, they have just published an important study about coffee on in the pages of the famous magazine Nature-Research. His daily job routine goes on with afternoons phonically and it end with the management of the company social media, who has entered in the meantime in the new day. To keep on having a bit of mental and physical balance, during all these months André is trying to daily go out for a walk in the little spare time and also he is attending a weekly session of breathy meditation. It helps him to reduce the stress and to put aside the frustration of the situation. It is not easy to remain mentally stable, especially for a subject that already went through a tough time of his life, when has been forced to face and deal with himself. In this situation dictated by the pandemic, the balance of the couple is also seriously undermined: the prolonged distance, the different time zone, the physical and emotional support that is sometimes lacking, the fear of contracting the virus and the uncertainty of the leaving time. All these difficulties are strongly challenging him. While we are looking at the Rhine river, André reminds me when he was a little boy and wanted to leave Basel to go and discover the world; get on a boat and swept away by the current, following the course of the river to north and discover what was there. Today, due to Covid-19, he is paradoxically stuck again in that city he once left behind and he is waiting to leave to the other side of the world to hug his children again.