On The Front Line Of COVID-19: Doctor Calls For System Change

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

New York is the area hardest hit by the coronavirus currently in the United States with over 60,000 cases and over 1,000 deaths, ranking it as the sixth highest number of cases in the world. The [...]

On Strike Now For Three Years, Spectrum Workers Are Demanding Public Ownership

By Amir Khafagy, Truthout.org -

Cable technician Troy Walcott, along with 1,800 of his fellow members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3, has been striking for three years, and there’s still [...]

Italy Calls General Strike: ‘Our Lives Are Worth More Than Your Profits’

By  La Izquierda Diario Argentina, Leftvoice.org -

Italy is the global epicenter of the pandemic, with more than 64,000 cases of infection and almost 7,000 deaths, half of which occurred in the last week. This is the result of both neoliberal [...]

Private Hospitals Will Be Made Public For Duration Of Coronavirus Pandemic

By Orla Ryan, Thejournal.ie -

Some 2,000 beds, nine laboratories and thousands of staff have been drafted into the public system, Leo Varadkar said at a press conference today. Speaking at the same press conference, Health [...]

US Foreign Policy Is Becoming Unhinged

By Moon of Alabama, Information Clearinghouse. -

The Trump administration is reacting to the pandemic stress by lashing out at perceived internal and external enemies. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is leading the external onslaught. UN [...]

Media Struggle To Defend Washington’s Cruelty Toward Venezuela And Iran

Joe Emersberger, Fair.org -

The request was not much of an “about-face” for Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro, because it was the same type of disaster relief loan the International Monetary Fund (IMF) gave to Ecuador in [...]

Coronavirus In Gaza: Just 40 ICU Beds For Two Million People Under Siege

By David Hearst, Middleeasteye.net -

Hospitals all over the western world are bracing for a tsunami of intensely ill patients suffering from breathing difficulties due to the Coronavirus. In Britain, car companies are scrambling to [...]

VA Privatization Leaves Veterans Waist Deep In Another Big Muddy

By Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon, Popular Resistance -

Two years ago, President Trump persuaded a bipartisan coalition in Congress to pass the VA MISSION Act of 2018. It authorized a costly expansion of outsourcing by the Department of Veterans [...]

Things Got A Whole Lot More Local Than I Expected Due To Coronavirus

By Neal Gorenflo, Shareable.net -

On March 12, I shared five #LocalYear commitments to help me go more local. Little did I know how local things would get in just one week. The next day local schools closed due to the [...]

Absurdity And The Army: The Myth Of ‘Readiness’ In The Corona-Age

By Danny Sjursen, Responsiblestatecraft.org -

Banality may mask absurd tragedy. The Pentagon specializes in such veiled bromides. If anything, this Age of Corona is thus illustrative. To wit, Americans awoke on Thursday to this report in the [...]

It Didn’t Have To Be Like This

By Stephanie Luce, Labornotes.org -

We have been forced to choose between two terrible options: 1. Lock ourselves down to prevent the spread of the virus, resulting in massive job loss —while many vulnerable workers are still [...]

First Known Federal Inmate Dies Of Coronavirus

By C.J. Ciaramella, Reason.com -

The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) confirmed late Saturday night that a federal inmate has died from COVID-19—the first known death of an inmate in the federal prison system. Reuters reports that [...]

The Pandemic As Political Trial: The Case For A Global Commons

By Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval, Roarmag.org -

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global health, social and economic crisis. Historical comparisons are few, particularly in recent decades. This tragedy constitutes nothing less than a [...]

Trump Administration Ordered Land Taken Out Of Trust, Tribal Chairman Says

By Ryan Spencer, Capenews.net -

The secretary of the Department of the Interior has ordered that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s reservation land be disestablished, Tribal Council chairman Cedric Cromwell said in a statement [...]

COHA Deeply Concerned Over Re-election Of Almagro As Secretary General Of The OAS

By Staff, Coha.org -

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington, DC (COHA) expresses its deep concern over the re-election of Luis Almagro as Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). No [...]