We look at the spike in coronavirus infections at meatpacking plants. In just one case, Smithfield Foods shut down a plant responsible for 5% of U.S. pork production after more than 350 workers at the facility tested positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, deaths of slaughterhouse workers have been reported in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Colorado. Many meat processing facilities employ large numbers of immigrants, including undocumented workers. We speak with Wenonah Hauter, executive director and founder of Food & Water Watch, and with Magaly Licolli, executive director of Venceremos, an advocacy group for poultry plant workers, based in Springdale, Arkansas, home to Tyson Foods headquarters.
Unless we reform this corrupt system, racist politicians will be rewarded with higher political offices–for–”frying a black man.”
Alarm bells among pro-Biden pundits have finally begun to break the political sound barrier. So why is it quiet on Capitol Hill on the Democratic front?
Thomas, who attended at least two Koch donor summits, put himself in the extraordinary position of having helped a political network that has brought multiple cases before the Supreme Court.
"They’ve been playing us all for fools."
The campaigns are asking that school districts face the climate crisis, listen to students' needs and deliver on the campaign's promises to address climate change.