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Corrections Officers And Formerly Incarcerated People Protest Unsafe COVID-19 Conditions

Corrections Officers And Formerly Incarcerated People Protest Unsafe COVID-19 Conditions

May 30, 2020

Corrections officers joined prison abolitionists in a caravan rally protesting the lack of promised testing, PPE, and release of prisoners at four Maryland prisons.

NYU Response To Grad Student Sickout Puts Fall Semester In Question

May 27, 2020

NYU’s graduate students held a three-day sickout, demanding additional financial support from the university in the wake of the novel coronavirus.

Comcast Ignores Calls To Improve Internet Access During Pandemic

May 26, 2020

Despite making $4 billion in revenue in 2019, Comcast hasn’t responded to pleas from students and educators to increase internet speeds during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Correction Officers And Inmate Advocates Prepare For Action At Jessup Prison

May 23, 2020

Corrections officers and prison abolitionists will join together Saturday to protest the lack of PPE and testing, and the need for parole, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Children Are Infected, Inmates Are Dying’

May 22, 2020

Maryland’s largest public sector union staged a socially-distanced protest to demand more PPE, testing, and safer working conditions.

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.