EVENT: FOR ROJAVA SPEAKING TOUR – SOUTH AFRICA
SCHEDULE FOR ROJAVA SPEAKING TOUR – SOUTH AFRICA
Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Makhanda.
Feb 29 - March 11, 2020
AN ALTERNATIVE FOR A WORLD IN CRISIS: THE ROJAVA REVOLUTION, KURDISH FREEDOM MOVEMENT AND PROSPECTS FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S INCOMPLETE LIBERATION
Feb 29th: Public Seminar co-hosted with The Forge/New Frame – 11am to 1pm at The Forge 87 De Korte Street in Braamfontein
Feb 29th: Co-hosted by Khanya College – mass meeting of students, precarious workers, and youth – House of Movements 2:30 pm
Mar 1st: Public Seminar co-hosted with Orange Farm Advice Office – speakers Dale McKinley ILRIG, Rohash and Ercan. From 13h30 – 15h30 on Sunday 1st March at the Orange Farm Human Rights Advice Centre (Driezek Extension)
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Notes on a novel coronavirus
St Paul, January 29—A new deadly coronavirus 2019-nCoV, related to SARS and MERS and apparently originating in live animal markets in Wuhan, China, is starting to spread worldwide.
Chinese authorities have reported 5974 cases nationwide, 1000 of them severe. With infections in nearly every province, authorities warned 2019-nCoV appears to be spreading fast out of its epicenter.
The characterization appears supported by initial modeling.
Big Farms Make Big Flu: Dispatches on Infectious Disease, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science by Rob Wallace.
The virus’s basic reproduction number, a measure of the number of new cases per infection given no cap on available susceptibles, is clocking in at a healthy 3.11. That means in the face of such momentum, a control campaign must stop up to 75% of new infections to reverse the outbreak. The modeling team estimates there are presently over 21,000 cases, reported or not, in Wuhan alone.
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