The government’s management of its promised ‘world-beating’ test and trace system has been a shambles. However, beneath the incompetence lies a more sinister tale of contracts for government cronies and the stealth privatisation of testing, as Larry Sanders, Green Party Health Spokesperson, explains.
A Green Party Freedom of Information Request has shown there is a ‘postcode lottery’ when it comes to coronavirus test result waiting times, with some parts of the country receiving test results far quicker than others.
The US is convulsing with protest over the shocking murder of African American George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, who kneeled on his neck for eight minutes, suffocating him. Solidarity protests have broken out across the world, demanding an end to institutional racism in the US and everywhere. Green World talks to two Green representatives in the US and UK about the fight for equality and justice for the black community.