Friday, July 30, 2021

Tag: pandemic

Overshadowed by COVID: The deadly extreme weather of 2020

So while attention was often focused elsewhere, perhaps understandably, here are some of the meteorological extremes recorded in 2020.

New York lawmakers ban evictions until May

“This bill is only a temporary solution to the urgent housing crisis we find ourselves in.”

‘Pathetic’: Congress passes COVID relief bill with billions in gifts for...

"I have watched as many of my colleagues rush to provide billions to corporations and wealthy individuals, while admonishing the needs of the majority of families."

“This is not our first pandemic”

Native communities share heritage ways to live and care for each other during this latest pandemic.

Democrats urged to fight for bigger relief checks as lame-duck Trump...

"Trump is privately demanding $2,000 stimulus checks. McConnell is quietly fretting over Georgia. Democrats control the leverage, they should demand larger stimulus in the package being negotiated."

Pandemic lessons for the rest of us

Or vaccine thinking applied to all of American life...

Tribes mount organized responses to COVID-19, in contrast to state and...

The story of inequity is imbued with dispossession of lands and is met with organizing from the inside: two crucial points for untangling and responding to COVID-19.

Meet the volunteer organizing team helping non-union workers during the pandemic

EWOC is an experiment in running a labor organizing project through a large network of volunteers outside of formal unions or worker centers.

“It’s going to be a billionaire Thanksgiving.” Wealth of US richest...

“The increases in billionaire wealth continue to defy gravity in the real economy where millions have lost their jobs, health, and livelihoods.”

As hunger soars across nation, US trade & foreign policy is...

Hunger was already at alarming levels in the U.S. before the pandemic, and it’s only gotten worse.

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Planet’s vital signs are reaching dangerous ‘tipping points’ amid climate crisis, scientists warn

“We need to stop treating the climate emergency as a stand-alone issue—global heating is not the sole symptom of our stressed Earth system.”

Maine becomes first state to make corporations pay for recycling

“While we’re first in the U.S., we’re not going to be the last.”

Labor rights advocates’ Fight for $15 has helped millions of workers

“The success of the movement for higher wages... only reaffirms how far out of step lawmakers in Congress are from their constituents, as they continue to refuse to raise the federal minimum wage.”

Police sergeant suspended after kicking handcuffed woman’s head on video

The Atlanta Police Department has not yet released the names of the police officer, sergeant, or the victim who was not charged with a crime.

Manchin’s coal conflict of interest not of interest to corporate news

None pointed out the conflict of interest.