Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Tag: coronavirus pandemic

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill with $15 minimum wage...

The bill includes a $15 minimum wage increase, an extension of unemployment insurance, survival checks, and $20 billion for a national vaccination program.

As US mourns 500,000 lives lost, report shows billionaires added $1.3...

"Taxing those who have experienced windfall wealth gains to pay for COVID relief and recovery is a matter of equity and justice."

Lancet report: 40% of US COVID deaths were preventable. The country...

One of the report’s recommendations is reforming the system to a single-payer model like Medicare for All, which President Joe Biden has so far rejected in favor of bolstering the Affordable Care Act.

The shecession: Women face staggering job & income losses amid the...

“The reason for this is because women are over-represented in the hardest-hit sectors: service, leisure/hospitality, education and healthcare services.”

Biden announces actions to address the growing hunger crisis facing 29...

Biden's actions are described as "equitable emergency economic relief" that would "help Americans persevere through the pandemic," according to a White House statement.

How workers and management at one company teamed up to fight...

PCI and Local 286 recognized early on the importance of protecting workers from the virus and preparing for a possible role in distributing vaccines.

Bernie releases statement on GOP blocking $2,000 stimulus checks

“At a time when so many Americans are facing economic desperation, it is tragic that the Republican leadership has turned their backs on the working families of this country."

People’s vaccine: Calls grow for equal access to coronavirus vaccine as...

A growing movement is calling for the development of a people’s vaccine and the suspension of intellectual property rights to expand access.

Democrats urged to fight for bigger relief checks as lame-duck Trump...

"Trump is privately demanding $2,000 stimulus checks. McConnell is quietly fretting over Georgia. Democrats control the leverage, they should demand larger stimulus in the package being negotiated."

HEROES Act to give $350 million in coronavirus aid to 50...

“Should American taxpayers from lower-income areas be subsidizing the lifestyles of the rich and famous?"

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Bogus “rugged individualism” corrodes our social fabric, fueling violent protest & pandemic mayhem

Either “rugged individualism” is exposed as a mistaken, scam mythology, disrupting and exploiting what’s good for the many -- or we face something closer to “rugged extinction.”

Oklahoma Supreme Court puts temporary hold on 3 abortion laws due to go into...

“All of these laws have the same goal: to make it harder to get an abortion in Oklahoma.”
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Don’t believe corporate America’s ‘labor shortage’ bullshit. This is an unofficial general strike.

What’s really happening is more accurately described as a living-wage shortage, a hazard pay shortage, a childcare shortage, a paid sick leave shortage, and a health care shortage.
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Minneapolis cop charged after killing innocent man with patrol car

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced that Officer Brian Cummings has been charged with felony counts of second degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide.

Personal interview: Abby Martin what are the prospects for peace?

Abby Martin is an American journalist, TV presenter and activist who continues her work opposing imperialism and promoting peace, as an independent filmmaker and journalist.