Health

Workers Are Fighting Back

April 30, 2020

Labor journalist Sarah Jaffe says despite unprecedented challenges, working people are finding new ways to organize for basic protections during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ryan Grim: Dems’ Coronavirus Response Repeats Past Blunders

April 30, 2020

Sanders is out of the race, but the fight over the future of the Democratic part continues, says Ryan Grim, author of We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement.

Fired Amazon Worker Chris Smalls: Support May Day Strikers

April 28, 2020

Frontline workers across the world are organizing wildcat strikes on May Day, demanding protective gear and hazard pay from companies making record profits.

White Collar Criminals, Celebrities, Wealthy Use Privilege For Early Release Amidst Pandemic

April 28, 2020

Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti were released, and some Los Angeles prisons offer pay-to-stay rooms for celebrities. But a huge number of people are still imprisoned and at risk of COVID-19 just because they can’t afford cash bail.

Has The Coronavirus Crisis Softened Hamas?

April 27, 2020

The Gaza Strip lacks protective gear, clean water, and ventilators, putting immense pressure on Hamas to sign a ceasefire agreement with Israel. But the Israeli side isn’t as eager to make a deal.

How Historical Trauma And Structural Inequality Help Spread COVID-19

April 27, 2020

Historical and generational trauma affect Black and other marginalized communities, and ongoing inequality is making the coronavirus pandemic worse among those groups.

Climate Crisis: Oil Below Zero, Planet of the Humans, Earth Day At 50

April 25, 2020

Earth Day turns 50, the price of oil falls below zero, Michael Moore’s new film “Planet of the Humans” generates controversy. And San Diego had big mass transit plans—then COVID-19 happened.

Activists Win Earth Day Victory Against Dirty Trash Incinerator

April 24, 2020

Activists held a die-in at the incinerator to demand its closing while wearing face masks and gloves to protect against COVID-19.

Georgia’s Furloughed Workers Struggled To Get Unemployment Benefits. Now They Worry About Losing Them

April 24, 2020

Once businesses reopen, workers like Cameren Cook in Atlanta may have to decide between risking COVID-19 and not making their rent.

Apple And Google Are Going To Track You (Even More) To Monitor COVID-19 Spread

April 23, 2020

Big tech volunteers to create platforms that facilitate digital contact tracing, but how will they protect private health data?