Thursday, February 29, 2024

Tag: pandemic

Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian: Optimism of the will

Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Medicare for All could have prevented more than 338,000 US Covid...

"Healthcare reform is long overdue in the U.S.," said the lead author of a new study. "Americans are needlessly losing lives and money."

The struggle for what’s essential

Global mining companies have used the pandemic to push unwanted projects on vulnerable communities, who are fighting back — and sometimes winning.

America unmasked

Did the long pandemic spawn a new kind of repression?

Two years in, we need to learn the lessons of this...

It’s time we flex the power that comes with being essential and fight for a new economy that favors people, not just corporations.

How artist cooperatives found new ways to help creative people thrive...

How artist collectives are helping creatives stay afloat during the pandemic.

CPAC 2022—no war, but the culture war

The faces of CPAC have changed from a more traditional conservative to an odd mixture of libertarian isolationism and cultural dog-whistling so loud that my labradoodle back at home started howling.

America’s two pandemics

On an increasingly sickly planet, our future, in other words, remains up for grabs.

Judge blocks Biden administration’s order mandating federal employees vaccinate against COVID-19

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Brown said President Biden didn't have the authority to “mandate that all federal employees consent to vaccination against COVID-19 or lose their jobs.”

Johnson does Downing Street: Booze, lies and playacting

Johnson is part of a privileged cozy class (Eton to Oxbridge to Whitehall) that feels themselves exempt from moral duties, social obligations and legal restrictions.

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Michigan’s primary reveals stark opposition: Over 100,000 voters stand ‘uncommitted

This unprecedented move highlights the growing frustration within key segments of his base, potentially jeopardizing his reelection prospects.

Air Quality Crisis: Climate change and policy failures endanger millions

This resource is part of a broader initiative to educate Americans about the multifaceted risks posed by climate change, from poor air quality to wildfires, flooding, and extreme heat.

Trump’s pledge for unprecedented power to Christian nationalists and promises of ‘largest deportation’ stir...

These declarations, made in the run-up to crucial primaries and the CPAC convention, offer a glimpse into Trump's potential second-term agenda.

Biden’s cease-fire effort clashes with Gaza’s rising death toll

The immediate focus remains on achieving a cease-fire to halt the loss of life and address the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Tragic protest: Air Force member self-immolates outside Israeli Embassy

This tragic event forces a global reflection on the intersection of personal despair, political protest, and the international community's response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.