National Security Or Human Security?

By Leonard Eiger, Popular Resistance. -

Crazy times! As we move through this time of health and economic crisis I find myself reflecting on the importance and power of language. Trump recently said of the fight to deal with COVID19 [...]

UE Union: The Relief Workers Need Now

By The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America Union. -

As Congress crafts a new relief package, they need to refrain from providing further giveaways to big corporations, and they need to put real restrictions on the ones they included in the CARES [...]

Navajo And Hopi Families Relief Fund Builds Movement In Response To Covid-19 Pandemic

By NavajoHopiSolidarity.org. -

Tsiizizii, Dinétah (Leupp, Navajo Nation/Arizona) - In response to the escalating health crisis facing Diné (Navajo) and Hopi communities in Northern Arizona, Southern Utah, and New Mexico, the [...]

The Horror Films Got It Wrong; COVID-19 Turned Us Into Caring Neighbors

By George Monbiot, The Guardian Blog. -

You can watch neoliberalism collapsing in real-time. Governments whose mission was to shrink the state, to cut taxes and borrowing and dismantle public services, are discovering that the market [...]

No Turning Back After Central Bankers’ ‘Seismic Stimulus Shift’

By Francesco Canepa and Balazs Koranyi, Reuters. -

The tools used by the Federal Reserve and the central banks in the euro zone and Japan differ slightly but they mostly involve new, massive purchases of financial assets and cheap credit for [...]

250 Organisations Demand Red Lines For Aviation Bailouts

By the Stay Grounded Network, Popular Resistance. -

6th of April 2020 - Today, 250 organisations from 25 countries published an open letter directed to governments, urging them to resist any aviation lobby attempts to rush into unfair bailouts of [...]

Covid-19’s Viral Lessons For Climate Heating

By Kieran Cooke, Climate News Network. -

London − There are some glimmers of hope discernible in the loss, confusion, and misery that’s spreading worldwide, and one is that Covid-19’s viral lessons could help to equip us all to tackle [...]

Impact Of COVID-19 On Prisons

By the Prison Policy Initiative. -

Prisons and jails are amplifiers of infectious diseases such as COVID-19, because the conditions that can keep diseases from spreading - such as social distancing - are nearly impossible to [...]

COVID-19 And Circuits Of Capital

By Rob Wallace, Alex Liebman, Luis Fernando Chaves and Rodrick Wallace, Monthly Review. -

COVID-19, the illness caused by coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the second severe acute respiratory syndrome virus since 2002, is now officially a pandemic. As of late March, whole cities are sheltered [...]

G77, China Urge End To Unilateral Sanctions

By Press TV. -

In a statement released on Friday, the coalition of developing nations warned that unilateral sanctions adversely affect the capacity of the targeted countries to deal with the highly contagious [...]

China rolls Out The Health Silk Road

By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times. -

When President Xi Jinping was on a phone call in mid-March with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conti, before the arrival of a China Eastern flight from Shanghai to Milan full of medical help, [...]

This Is Not A War: Pandemic Presents Opportunity To Rebuild A Sense Of Common Good

By Michael Marder, RT.com. -

Just as previous wars on poverty, drugs & terrorism, a new ‘war on COVID-19’ is doomed to failure if a similar militaristic approach is used. We can only win if we restore the common good ruined [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]