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imageIn the US, Capitalism On the Block,
by Leon Kunstenaar
Dysfunctional government prompts questioning the system...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:42PM
imageCiting Coronavirus Pandemic, EPA Indefinitely Suspends Environmental Rules
by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams
The Environmental Protection Agency, headed by former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, announced on Thursday a sweeping and indefinite suspension of environmental rules amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, a move green groups warned gives the fossil fuel industry a "green light to pollute with impunity." Photo: Leon Kunstenaar...
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:32AM
imageNavajo Nation reports two deaths and 92 cases of coronavirus
by Brenda Norrell
Navajo coronavirus cases increased to 92 cases, with two confirmed deaths. There were 21 new cases of the virus in the past 24 hours for Dine' living in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah....
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:49AM
imageStarbucks Let Critical Time Slip Away Before Taking Action During COVID-19 Pandemic
by Ruth Robertson
A March 26 Buzzfeed News article says of Starbucks, “the decisions of a company that employs 220,000 people in the US have had far-reaching consequences in the midst of a virus accelerating faster than most public health systems can keep up with.”...
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:33PM
textCDC: Housing, Not Handcuffs Is the Way to Stop COVID-19 Amongst Homeless Populations by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Advocates Hail First Step, Call for More Help...
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:01PM
textHow South Korea will contain coronavirus without curfew by Julia Grass, F Rotzer, F. Romeike, and T Bolt
South Korea tests almost three times more people than Germany, 84K a week. Social distancing works in Japan and South Korea. Japan has closed schools but lets restaurants and shops stay open without a curfew....
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:52PM
textFrench Site Helps Decide About Seeking Health Care by Leon Kunstenaar
French government health site provides simple, direct questionnaire to help health care provider quickly decide if you need medical attention. Here is an English translation....
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:46PM
imageModolva, COVID-19 & Lessons With Former Federal OSHA Investigator Darrell Whitman
by Labor Video Project
Former Federal OSHA WPP investigator and lawyer who is now in Moldova reports on how this poor Eastern European country is grappling with the coronavirus unlike the panic in the US....
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:17PM
imageRamsey Orta denied basic safety measures in Solitary Confinement as COVID-19 virus spreads
by WeCopwatch
Ramsey Orta and other inmates in the New York State Prison system are extremely vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. If Governor Cuomo does not act now, it will be blood on his hands....
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:38PM
textCoronavirus Fearmongering Demonstrates U.S. Imperialism is a Drag on Humanity by Danny Haiphong
Coronavirus Fearmongering Demonstrates U.S. Imperialism is a Drag on Humanity...
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:15PM
imageHoly Sh*t! 7 things to do instead of hoarding toilet paper
by Rae Abileah and Nadine Bloch
We’re facing down a global pandemic. If you find yourself saying “Holy shit! What do I do?!” you’re not alone. This article is a roundup of the most creative and effective social movement responses to COVID-19....
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:30PM
textUpdate: Homeless and Housing Insecure Families Spend First Night In State-Owned Home by Posted by Lynda Carson
The Reclaimers include moms Martha Escudero and Ruby Gordillo, and senior Benito Flores. Impacted by the housing crisis, and feeling even more urgency in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, they were inspired by Moms 4 Housing — a group of homeless moms from Oakland who occupied a vacant, investor-owned property to demand their right to housing....
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:18PM
textHow Singapore has taken control of the virus and avoided panic by Manfred Rist, Singapore
The city-state has ledarned a lot from the sars crisis and is not letting the coronavirus get it down. Not all recipes are transferable to other countries, but some are. And unusual measures are being taken to ensure the cohesion of society. This article published on 3/9/2020 in the Neue Zurich Zeitung newspaper is translated from the German....
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:28AM
imageCoronavirus, Epidemics and Capitalism: The Bugs Are in the System
by Radical Women
Radical Women supports and recommends this thoughtful analysis of the novel coronavirus by our sister organization, the Freedom Socialist Party. The statement raises excellent demands to protect workers, women, the poor, and people of color being scapegoated for the crisis....
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:32PM
textAdvocates Warn US Prison Conditions Risks Intense Coronavirus Outbreak by Julia Conley
Prisoners' rights advocates are warning that the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. may soon have dire implications for the 2.2 million people living in the American penal system, as prison officials across the country shared little about their plans to keep inmates safe and many of the precautions Americans are being advised to take are unavailable in detention facilities....
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:15AM
textAccusing US of 'Medical Terrorism,' Iran Demands Trump Lift Drug Import Sanctions by Jake Johnson
Facing a humanitarian crisis with at least 9,000 coronavirus cases nationwide and a death toll of more than 350 people, Iranian officials on Wednesday demanded that the U.S. lift crippling food and drug import sanctions that Tehran says have hindered the government's ability to respond effectively to the outbreak....
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:17AM
imageWash Your Hands of Germs and Xenophobia
by Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Response to COVID-19
National Organization of Pacific Islander and Asian American Working People's Guidance on How to Protect AAPI workers in light of COVID-19. Press release of March 5, 2020....
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:10AM
textMandatory Restrictions on Public Movements and Gatherings to Combat Coronavirus by Mick
Washington State Officials are considering mandatory measures for social distancing as part of the state’s effort to combat the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday [March 8, 2020] while appearing on Face The Nation....
Posted: Mon Mar 9, 2020 6:35AM
videoWhy Was Mike Pence Put in Charge of COVID-19? (song) (video/quicktime 324.5MB) by raging grannies
On the day before International Women's Day, members of the Raging Grannies Action League took "COVID-19" to the streets of San Mateo....
Posted: Sun Mar 8, 2020 11:46AM
imageJapanese PM Abe & Capitalist Governments Helped Escalate Coronavirus Epidemic
by Organizing Committee of March 11 Anti-Nuclear
The Organizing Committee of March 11 Anti-Nuclear Power Plant Fukushima Action has warned that the Coronavirus outbreak is a man made disaster which is being used by the reactionary Abe government to prevent mass testing of the population. It has also stopped testing the people of Fukushima....
Posted: Sun Mar 8, 2020 6:35AM