Thursday, December 1, 2022

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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Blessings and curses of a losing Trump finale: A boon to Democrats could hurt...

It’s not clear whether benighted, garden-variety Republicanism (or Democratism) is a better stimulant for Progressive politics vs. another vapid, sensationalized, chaotic Trump circus stunt.

What’s really at stake in a politically charged Supreme Court case on elections

Moore v. Harper could transform the law—but not in the way that many pundits, or even politicians, anticipate.

The renewable energy transition is failing

Renewable energy isn’t replacing fossil fuel energy—it’s adding to it.

‘Love wins again’: Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage

"Today we celebrate this win, tomorrow we continue to fight for the justice and equity that every American deserves."

175 nations start negotiations for legally binding international treaty on plastic pollution

Negotiators from 175 nations will create a team of scientists to address the plastic pollution crisis worldwide.