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Al Jazeera – People and Power: Under the cover of COVID


Have our civil liberties been taken from us? Will we get them back? In NZ for example, the central government seems to have used the pandemic to centralise more power, plus to cloak major social changes

July 08,2021

Since early 2020 the world has been in the grip of a pandemic that has cost millions of lives and affected billions more of us through sickness, economic contraction and restrictions on our movements. Much of this story has been exhaustively documented – on Al Jazeera and elsewhere – but the crisis has also thrown up a question that has received far less attention. Have measures taken by governments and employers in the name of defeating COVID-19 also done lasting damage to our civil liberties?

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