Saturday, November 27, 2021

Tag: COVID-19

Amid the coronavirus crisis, mutual aid networks erupt across the country

“Human cooperation, solidarity, and communalism is built deep into our DNA, and mutual aid is just what that aspect of humanity looks like in practice.”

We won’t go back to normal, because normal was the problem

When a global pandemic strikes, the private-sector austerity model simply falls apart.

Our #1 objective must be: Drastically reduce the fear and panic...

Fear begets fear, panic begets panic, but only if we allow it to continue to happen.

‘For common benefit of all,’ Ireland nationalizes hospitals for duration of...

“How wonderful is this. A beautiful silver lining.”

Judgment day for the national security state

The coronavirus and the real threats to American safety and freedom...

We need to talk about privilege and the coronavirus pandemic

That so many in the U.S. seem to be operating in paranoia and fear-mongering, there’s no time like the present for us to check our privilege.

Trump will not use Defense Production Act to order manufacturing of...

With prices rising, supplies lacking, and healthcare officials working endlessly, the importance of vital medical equipment should not be negotiable.

The politics of the coronavirus

For the far right, the pandemic is a chance to enact border controls and erode the rule of law. It could also expose their utter incompetence.

As coronavirus opens the door to big changes, the left’s most...

For many Americans, it’s time for a system change along the lines of the Nordic model. This has the political establishment deeply worried.

‘This is a trap’: Progressives sound alarm as GOP attempts sneak...

“Senate Republicans are using the coronavirus crisis as a cynical cover to attack our Social Security system.”

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Normalizing vigilantism? The American right’s reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict

“This might be interpreted across the far right as a type of permission slip to do this kind of thing or to seek out altercations in this way.”

Sociology can help the climate crisis

Climate change is caused by people acting in groups, after all, and sociology is the study of people acting in groups.

Ethiopia conflict by US design

The U.S. and her puppets (UK, EU etc) have, to the incredulity of many, stood behind the terrorists and not the government of Ethiopia, or the Ethiopian people.

The big industry that COP26 failed to tackle

Our broken and inhumane food system is a huge source of emissions, so why isn’t it a major part of the climate solution?
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How unaccountable institutions are shaping your life

Three centers of power increasingly dominate our lives: The Supreme Court, the Federal Reserve, and Big Tech.