Health

A Just Reopening Prioritizes People Over Profits

May 20, 2020

As Trump’s “reopening” endangers lives, Democrats must advance policy that gives working people something to fight for, argues In These Times’ Sarah Lazare.

Mutual Aid In Public Housing Continues After Housing Authority Pushback

May 19, 2020

Reliance on grassroots food relief efforts has intensified amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Exposes The Generational Injustices That Demand Reparations

May 18, 2020

Generations of racism created the conditions that made African Americans more susceptible to COVID-19, and reparations are the way to address that injustice.

Checkpoint Closure By South Dakota Governor An Attack On Tribal Sovereignty

May 16, 2020

Governor Kristi Noem publicly issued a letter to the Cheyenne River and Oglala Sioux Tribes on May 8 ordering them to remove health checkpoints on roads crossing their reservations but did not directly deliver it to OST—“a sign of “disrespect,” according to OST President Julian Bear Runner.

Women In Prison Need More Than Cuomo’s Order To Help Against COVID-19

May 7, 2020

Incarcerated women still face inadequate testing and an inability to self-isolate, and few will be helped by Cuomo’s announcement releasing pregnant and elderly women.

Amazon VP Quits In Support Of Fired Whistleblowers

May 6, 2020

Senior Amazon engineer Tim Bray said the firings were evidence of “a vein of toxicity running through the company culture.” We get a response from Chris Smalls, one of those fired workers.

Is Germany Dealing With COVID-19 As Well As We Think?

May 5, 2020

Despite the hype around Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, testing kits are still scarce, medical teams are overworked, and unemployed workers receive less compensation than in other European countries.

Refocusing May Day On The Revolutionary Struggle For Workers’ Rights

May 5, 2020

The revolutionary history of May Day is recognized around the world in a way that should inspire workers in the United States to continue their fight.

Solitary Confinement Used For Children As Young As 11 After COVID-19 Exposure

May 5, 2020

Lawyers say Maryland’s Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Correctional Services aren’t being transparent about conditions in juvenile detention centers.

Johns Hopkins Leads The COVID-19 Response, But Just Laid Off Its Low-Wage Workers

May 5, 2020

At a May Day rally, workers said Johns Hopkins University reneged on a commitment to give laid off workers four weeks pay.