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  1. Ebola: don't blame the bats!
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Bats serve as a natural reservoir for the Ebola - but we cannot blame them for the epidemic. In Ghana alone people eat over 100,000 fruit bats a year as 'bushmeat', yet the country has escaped the epidemic. Much more research is needed to discover the mechanisms of transmission, and to devise effective, appropriate interventions.
  2. IMF policies contributed to the Ebola outbreak, weak response to it
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Policies advocated by the IMF have contributed to underfunded, insufficiently staffed, and poorly prepared health systems in the countries with Ebola outbreaks.
  3. Moral bankruptcy of capitalism': UK's top public doctor shames western society over Ebola
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Western countries should tackle drugs firms' "scandalous" reluctance to invest in research into the virus which has already killed over 700 people in West Africa, the UK's top public doctor said, adding, “They'd find a cure if Ebola came to London.”
  4. Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Wallace describes the rise of Ebola, connecting its outbreak to capital-driven shifts in land and changes in the agroeconomic context.
  5. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 21, 2014
    Killings by Police

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2014
    Topic of the week is Killings by Police. Articles on the way the Ebola crisis illuminates the moral bankruptcy of capitalism; Responding the capitalist crisis, in 1914 and 2014; Globaling Gaza: Israel's leading role in undemining international law; and Marinaleda, a town in Spain attempting to create alternatives based on democracy, co-operation, and mutual aid. Group of the Week is Librarians and Archivists with Palestine.
  6. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2014
    Climate Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2014
    The theme for this issue, and the topic of the week, is Climate Change. Groups and websites engaged in the fight for action on global warming and climate justice are featured. Book of the week is Magdoff and Foster's "What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism." In addition to articles on climate change, there are articles on Ebola, corporate tax evasion, and state terrorism, as well as a 1971 interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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