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textFauci’s Future Pandemics — Vaccines without public health infrastructure by Nayvin Gordon
Pandemic, vaccines and failure of Public Health...
Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:03PM
textWTO Reviews Vaccine Patents and Pandemic Response Options by Olivia Engling
A proposal in front of the World Trade Organization could make it easier for countries to access COVID vaccines....
Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:45PM
textHousing and Public Employment by Manfred Krenn
A public employment policy geared to societal needs could make a decisive contribution to achieving several socially desirable goals at the same time: to permanently increase the crisis security of society; and to decisively reduce unemployment; to strengthen the quality of social infrastructures in the long term....
Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:33PM
textCare instead of Profit by Elisa Gratias
A society based on solidarity begins when the capitalistically necessary separation of paid and unpaid work is broken down, in that there is no longer paid work and people satisfy their needs directly instead of mediated through money and the exchange of goods. Then care in various dimensions is at the center of living together....
Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:45AM
textPuerto Rico Medicaid Funding Advances in Congress by Olivia Engling
Permanent Fix Needed for 1.5 million US Citizens, Asserts Religious Development Group...
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:44PM
textThe Chico Decision-Hope for the Homeless in Santa Cruz by Robert Norse & Judge Morrison C. England
The grim news of sweeps removing homeless-run encampments in Sausalito and San Rafael, as well as the RV rousts in Seaside, in recent weeks is now counterbalanced by a ray of light from a federal court in the Warren v. City of Chico case, which I transcribe here....
Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:44PM
textRepealed Law Would Have Prevented FL Condo Collapse, etc. by Keeping Track
For 2 weeks now, we have watched this metaphor for the rotten, collapsing US economy, the Surfside, Florida condominium collapse that perhaps killed 140 people, due to obvious construction defects and lack of maintenance. It turns out this all could have been avoided if a 2008 law was not repealed in 2010 by the real estate lobby requiring reserve studies every 5 years. See https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/collapsed-florida-tower-could-have-been-repaired-faster-under-repealed-n1273310...
Posted: Thu Jul 8, 2021 9:46AM
text600,000 deaths later, time for a "Negligent Genocide" inquest? by DLi
After 600,000+ U.S, deaths--that number is more than 200 times(!) more than those killed from the 9-11 attacks; and the hundreds of thousands(collateral damage?) who died needlessly from the Covid 19 pandemic, according to most objective health experts--one would think that there would be thunderous clamor for a full-throttle Congressional investigation? Apparently, that would only happen in an alternative Universe different than the current existing one in Washington DC....
Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:43AM
textWhat The City of Oakland Isn't Telling You About How They Obstruct Affordable Housing by POOR Magazine
For nearly 10 years, organizers at POOR Magazine, a poor/houseless/Black, Brown and Indigenous people-led grassroots organization deep in the heart of East Oakland, have been building Homefulness, a permanent housing solution with 8 no-cost housing units for formerly houseless individuals and families. It doesn’t get more affordable than free, but Homefulness has taken 10+ years to build due mostly to an endless barrage of permit and inspection fees, impossible timelines, and fines for taking...
Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:45PM
textHow Corona is radicalizing Generation Z by Grace Blakeley and Paul Mason
People are fighting back. While governments spend huge sums of money to bail out big corporations, many people are rightly wondering why those same states can't seem to raise money to stop climate change or reduce inequality. They are taking to the streets to demand justice - be it social, environmental or gender justice....
Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:50AM
text600,000 dead in the US from COVID-19: American capitalism “normalizes” mass death by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
As the United States passes the milestone of 600,000 deaths in the COVID-19 pandemic, the ruling class is abandoning all efforts to contain the disease....
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:59PM
textG7 COVID Summit: Vaccines, Tax, Debt, Climate, Trade by Olivia Engling
The presidents and prime ministers of 7 of the world's wealthiest countries gather in the United Kingdom to meet on the response to the economic and health crises spurred by the coronavirus....
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:19PM
text"We were paralyzed for a long time" by Philosopher Olivia Mitscherlich Schoenberg
Only in dialogue with those who are strangers to us can we become discerning, can we develop political wisdom. If it is true that we are tipping into a particular form of oligarchy, we should consider how we might supplement our representative system - to re-democratize it....
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:26AM
textWTO Considers COVID Vaccine Access Waiver for Poor Countries by Olivia Engling
The World Trade Organization began a process that could make it easier for poor countries to produce or procure COVID-19 vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies hold vaccine patents and WTO action is necessary to waive the patents. Less than 2% of coronavirus vaccines reached poor countries....
Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 11:51AM
textWhat moves the "Generation Greta"? by Max Lill
The global economy is in free fall. Social life and public debate are largely paralyzed, the usual protest and organizing formats of the social movements are completely blocked. Decisive decisions are made in the mode of emergency decrees and huge rescue packages. The politically unthinkable suddenly becomes possible, and even seems to many to have no alternative....
Posted: Wed Jun 9, 2021 5:10AM
textHow are the Children? - Silent Screams by Rubikon editors
How could adults do this to them when the risk of contracting Covid-19 is extremely low compared to other risks in life? A lost generation is growing up under our eyes. Those who remain silent and only watch are sinning against growing, still malleable souls and against the future of all of us....
Posted: Tue May 25, 2021 6:34AM
textIMF Proposes $50 Billion Vaccine Plan to End Pandemic and Boost Economy by Zachary Conti
As worldwide COVID cases peak, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva unveiled a $50 billion proposal to support vaccinations of 60% of the world's population. During a G20 and European Commission summit, Georgieva argued the global vaccine investment would end the pandemic and spur $9 trillion in economic gains by 2025....
Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 6:54AM
textCOVID 19’s Toll on Mental Health by Georgia Van Amsterdam
This is an Op-Ed in response to Stephanie Saul’s Article entitled, “For many college students, pandemic life is disappointing. For others, it is a financial crisis”, and why more attention needs to be drawn to the mental health crisis....
Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 2:50PM
textSonoma Amazon Distribution Center, Business Growth, and Traffic by Carolina Ortiz-Alvarez
Amazon Warehouse to cause major traffic....
Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:05PM
textSelf Serving Pro-Growth Media by Marissa Land
How power and control is affecting Sonoma County....
Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 2:36PM