Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: pandemic

‘You only get what you’re organized to take’—lessons from the National...

“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.”

9 Black labor leaders and advocates reflect on the pandemic and...

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.

CDC eviction ban ended by Supreme Court: Four questions about its...

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.

Curbing the hate pandemic

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.

Global health activists say it’s time we ask Big Pharma to...

“Can the government go against private interests to protect the public interest?”

‘Just horrific’: Pandemic fuels steepest decline in US life expectancy since...

"U.S. life expectancy at birth for 2020, based on nearly final data, was 77.3 years, the lowest it has been since 2003."

AOC: US must mass produce COVID-19 vaccine for world, or pandemic...

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.

The Pandemic is us (but now mostly them)

Power, wealth, and justice in the time of COVID-19.

Inequalities are shaping how we’re fighting the pandemic — and how...

Covid-19 infections in most countries have been hugely underestimated — not least because rich countries bought almost all the tests.

Twilight of the pandemic?

Bracing for a surge of Trumpism or…

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How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.