Food Deserts in a Pandemic

April 4, 2020

Residents of the Douglass Homes “affordable” housing community in Baltimore are organizing with supporters to get food during the coronavirus pandemic

Covid-19: A Capitalist Pandemic

April 4, 2020

The Trump administration’s criminal failure to act and to coordinate a response to the coronavirus pandemic has created a healthcare disaster. Early on, when information was coming from China, Trump said that the virus was not a threat and it

GE Workers Demand Ventilator Production

April 1, 2020

On Monday, General Electric (GE) factory workers held demonstrations at two different plants, with the demand that the company use its aviation factories to produce ventilators.

How NOT to Fight a Virus

April 1, 2020

You would think that to fight the coronavirus, the government would pull together the best minds among relevant researchers and health care providers, decide what needs to get done, get industry to make the necessary supplies

Instacart Workers Protest Conditions

April 1, 2020

Instacart, a company that lets you order groceries online and have them delivered from your favorite stores, has seen a boom in business since the coronavirus has forced people to stay home.

An Abusive System

April 1, 2020

Childhelp, a national anonymous hotline to report child abuse, has reported a 23 percent increase in calls and a 263 percent increase in texts for March 2020 compared to March 2019.

The G20 Summit’s Coronavirus Response – Hypocrisy!

March 30, 2020

As March comes to a close, the coronavirus has produced a global pandemic with the number of confirmed cases exploding across the world. As of March 30, approximately 37,000 deaths from 767,000 confirmed cases in 177 different countries have been

The Coronavirus Pandemic: It’s Up to Us

March 30, 2020

This is the text of a second presentation given at our Online Townhall on March 28, 2020: “The Coronavirus Pandemic: Their System Can’t Protect Us.” (link to first presentation at the townhall) (link to the discussion portion of the townhall)

Who is Essential?

March 27, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed some of the inherent shortcomings of the capitalist economic system. The recent labeling of “essential employees” during quarantine highlights the indispensability of certain jobs

Governor Cuomo – Not the Hero He Poses As

March 27, 2020

New York City is the center of the coronavirus crisis right now, and many people say they are impressed by the way N.Y.’s Democratic Party governor, Andrew Cuomo, seems to be handling the situation. Unlike Trump, he doesn’t minimize the


March 25, 2020

For the past couple of weeks, nurses at Kaiser Hospital have been caring for patients that came from the Grand Princess cruise ship and tested positive for coronavirus. Although there was time for the hospital to prepare before the ship docked, management implemented a training scheme only after the first confirmed cases of patients with Covid-19 arrived.

U.S. Sanctions Exacerbate the Coronavirus Crisis in Iran

March 22, 2020

Someone dies of coronavirus every ten minutes in Iran, according to the country’s health ministry. In addition, 50 new people become infected every hour. Iran has the third highest level of deaths from the coronavirus, behind Italy and China. Physicians

No Bank Left Behind

March 22, 2020

We are often told that we don’t have the money in this country for what we need, whether for healthcare, education, housing or anything else. This is a lie! When the banks are in trouble, it’s called “a crisis” and

Who Will Foot the Bill?

March 21, 2020

This post is translated from French from: Everybody trusts virologists, emergency doctors and biologists to tell us what to do more than politicians who don’t know anything about the virus. The peak has not been reached, but hospitals are

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