The Virus is a big deal, Period! It’s one of the worst calamities to strike in modern times.
“You can’t talk about the problems of poverty — the pain of it, the daily struggles to survive, the plight, the fight and the insight — without involving the newly emerging leaders from the growing ranks of the poor.”
We asked nine leading Black labor organizers and policy advocates how to advance racial equity in the Covid recovery—and beyond. Here are their responses.
The ruling, by a divided court, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority in continuing a moratorium on evictions after Congress failed to pass new legislation.
Liberal democracies have not provided an adequate policy response to widespread and systematic state-sanctioned hate directed at many minorities. Rapid implementation of targeted sanctions against individuals inciting hatred and discrimination could possibly prevent further crimes.
“Can the government go against private interests to protect the public interest?”
"U.S. life expectancy at birth for 2020, based on nearly final data, was 77.3 years, the lowest it has been since 2003."
She calls on the United States to use tools like the Defense Production Act to mobilize mass production of vaccines to export for free around the world.
Covid-19 infections in most countries have been hugely underestimated — not least because rich countries bought almost all the tests.