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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
imageCultural Genocide: Lakota Protest Kristi Noem Powwow
by Brenda Norrell
Lakota protested South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's round dance today, holding her resposible for COVID-19 deaths and her efforts to dismantle tribal sovereignty....
Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 6:27PM
imageUnauthorized COVID-19 tests given to Navajos, used in marketing campaign
by Brenda Norrell
An unauthorized type of COVID-19 tests were given to Navajos and the information wad used in an online marketing campaign. The Navajo Council said the contract, which included services during First Lady Biden's visit, was never approved. Many Navajos are calling for a probe of how virus relief funds were distributed by the Navajo government....
Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 11:09AM
imageBREAKING: Following Heart Surgery, Mumia Looks Great!
by Noelle Hanrahan, the Jamal Journal
Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio reports back from her contact visit with Mumia today, his first since having open heart surgery in late April....
Posted: Fri May 7, 2021 8:27PM
textUnited Nations Convenes High-Level COVID Response Session for Vulnerable Countries by Zachary Conti
The United Nations convened on COVID response and development needs for vulnerable, small island and landlocked countries....
Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:40AM
imageUrgent Call to Action for Mumia Abu-Jamal! Family and friends have not heard from him since April 10
by The Jamal Journal
Please take action. This new alert has just been released!...
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:00PM
imageA strategy to eliminate the COVID-19 virus
by Benjamin Mateus (WSWS repost)
Quantitative analysis expert Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam describes how we have always had control over the spread of COVID-19 but have largely failed to understand the structural dynamics of its spread. In this thought-provoking interview with the World Socialist Web Site he explains the futility of simply increasing restrictions when cases go up and decreasing restrictions when cases go down-- if our goal is to completely end the pandemic....
Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:49AM
textHousing the Homeless: Austin, Texas by April Short
In a city as prosperous as Austin, no one should have to live on the streets, period. That became even more clear as we saw folks still sleeping out under bridges when we knew that zero-degree temperatures were coming—and sometimes there were hotels or lit-up buildings right across the streets....
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:04AM
imageNewsom plans full reopening in June as deaths hit 60,000
by Melody Isley (WSWS repost)
The practices of the ruling class have been completely negligent and arbitrary. Tiered reopenings, completely lackluster economic relief, dangerous working conditions throughout the whole pandemic and continuous infections have led to more than 3.7 million infections and 60,082 preventable deaths in California alone....
Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:26AM
imageOver 1600 gallons of oil spilled in Inglewood Oil Field; oil and gas scorecard released
by Dan Bacher
“Yesterday's oil spill is a deadly reminder that the environmental racism that’s shaped and harmed Black, Indigenous, and people of color continues to put our health at risk,” said Martha Dina Arguello, STAND-LA Coalition and Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles....
Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 6:45PM
imageProf. Johanna Fernandez's account of Mumia Abu-Jamal's Health Emergency (from Verso Blog)
by Johanna Fernandez, reposted by Jamal Journal
This article was originally published at the Verso Books blog on March 28, and is being reprinted here in full, no edits, with the permission of author Johanna Fernandez, from the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home. For the latest updates on Mumia’s health, please visit the Jamal Journal:
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:47PM
textRelease the vaccines and put an end to the lockdown by Jens Berger
If we were to discard the rigid vaccination plan, which is divided into priority groups, and simply release the vaccines to all interested parties, this would be a golden way out of the whole nightmare....
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:47AM
audioMumia Abu-Jamal's Thank You Message to Supporters (audio/mpeg 3.0MB) by Mumia Abu-Jamal recorded by Prison Radio
Mumia Abu-Jamal's COVID symptoms have improved but the severe debilitating skin condition persists. Mumia is now back in general population and he does not currently require hospitalization. However, Mumia needs continued monitoring, and he must not be shackled during future hospitalization....
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:30PM
imagePacifica CRD 3/22/21 Covid, Amazon Billions and Workers' Rights
by Pacifica TF
Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy focuses on the medical conditions of Mumia Abu-Jamal and also the struggle of the Bessemer Alabama Amazon warehouse workers who are voting this month for a union....
Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:33PM
textHR 1976 Medicare for All Act of 2021 by Socialized Medicine is What We Need
On March 17, 2021, Rep. Jayapal Pamila of Wash. state and Rep. Deborah Dingell of Michigan introduced this year's version of the urgently needed Medicare for All Act of 2021 with a total of 112 sponsors, all Democrats, and it needs 218 to pass. See{%22search%22:[%22actionSessionCode:\%22117-1|1000\%22+AND+billIsReserved:\%22N\%22%22]}&r=9&s=4&searchResultViewType=compact...
Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:02AM
imageInternational Workers Committe says Free Mumia and All Elders...
by IWC release posted by the Jamal Journal
The international campaign to free Mumia Abu-Jamal launched by the International Workers Committee Against War and Exploitation, For a Workers International (IWC) is under way. This new IWC release declares: Free Mumia and All Elders, Vulnerable Inmates and Political Prisoners Immediately!...
Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:32AM
imageThe Angola 3 support Mumia Abu-Jamal and the Color of Change petition
by A3 statement given to the Jamal Journal
In this new statement from from former Black Panther political prisoners Albert Woodfox and Robert King of the Angola 3 declare about Mumia Abu-Jamal: "He has always fought for all of our human rights from inside prison walls. Please fight for his human rights today."...
Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:02AM
imageThe International Federation of Journalists calls for Mumia Abu-Jamal's release
by IFJ statement posted by the Jamal Journal
Mumia Abu-Jamal, an African-American journalist with close ties to the Black Panthers, who has spent nearly 40 years in prison, has tested positive for Covid. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has backed calls from US (NWU) and French (SNJ-CGT) affiliates for his immediate release amid growing fears over his health....
Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:35PM
imageSupport Mumia! Please Sign the French Petition to PA Gov. Tom Wolf!
by petition reposted by Jamal Journal
Please sign the new French petition calling on Gov. Wolf to release Mumia Abu-Jamal....
Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:12PM
imageMumia Abu-Jamal's Health Emergency: An interview with Dr. Ricardo Alvarez
by The Jamal Journal
This new interview with consulting physician Dr. Ricardo Alvarez has just been released. Please help us by reposting and otherwise circulating this interview, and please sign the Color of Change petition...
Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:36PM