Reclaimed Space Sprouts From Uprising’s Embers

By Jenn Schreiter, Unicorn Riot. -

Minneapolis, MN – Without waiting for permission, growers began planting vegetables and herbs in an empty lot on Lake Street and 17th Avenue. Their aim was to reclaim the dormant land on behalf [...]

Saving Local Newspapers Squeezed By Hedge Funds

By Steven Waldman, Journalism and Liberty. -

The conversation about the crisis in local news has tended to focus on two solutions: helping create local news startups and supporting local newspapers still in existence. Each approach has [...]

Workers’ Rights In Globalised Industry

By Ben Chacko, Morning Star Online. -

The Covid-19 crisis and the lockdowns imposed as a result hit the garment industry hard, causing order cancellations and job losses in producer countries. What can trade unions do to press [...]

Train A Woman To Farm, And The Community Will Eat

By Rita Otu, Organic Without Boundaries. -

There is no shame in farming, there is only shame in biting the hand that feeds you. Farmers for a long time have been looked down upon and yet they are an essential group. Constantly working [...]

California Schools Launch Anti-Racism Plan

By MacKenzie Maya, Portside. -

Sacramento, CA - The California Department of Education announced new anti-racism lessons and teacher training for school districts on Monday, days after President Donald Trump decried the notion [...]

Universal Collaboration Is Needed To End This Pandemic

By Cheryl LaBash, Isaac Saney and Sean O'Donoghue, Saving Lives Campaign. -

Cuba, battling successfully to contain COVID-19 at home, also provides medical internationalism and solidarity abroad. While Cuba dispatches the Henry Reeve Brigade to countries requesting [...]

Democratize Justice!

By Dakota Lilly, Orinoco Tribune. -

One of the main reasons so many people cite their intention to vote for Biden is because of the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Let’s assume this is a valid reason, I [...]

Democratizing Knowledge

By Thomas Hanna, Dana Brown and Miriam Brett, The Next System Project. -

The current public health crisis is demonstrating how deficiencies in our approach to intellectual property (IP)—a unique set of rights and protections that applies to the creations of the human [...]

Make Corporate Landlords Pay The Bills During The Pandemic

By Sofia Lopez and Sara Mycklebust, Inequality.org. -

The Covid-19 crisis has both exposed and exacerbated racial and wealth inequality in the United States. As unemployment skyrockets and tens of millions of Americans struggle with a sudden loss of [...]

Groups Applaud Introduction Of Philippine Human Rights Act

By Communication Workers of America. -

Earlier this year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Anti-Terrorism Act—a law that Amnesty International has called “yet another setback for human rights.” The law is clearly aimed [...]

Reclaim Public Medicine For Public Health

By PublicMedicines.org. -

Far too many people have suffered and died because our medicines and medical products system was not prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with prompt and universal access to reliable [...]

What Does A “Safe Return” To School Look Like?

By Lois Weiner and Jackson Potter, In These Times. -

Demands for stu­dents and edu­ca­tors to return to in-per­son school­ing dur­ing the pan­dem­ic are com­ing from Democ­rats and Repub­li­cans, both claim­ing the return is nec­es­sary not just to [...]

Legal Care For All

By Kieran Szuchewycz and Katharina Maier, Canadian Dimension. -

We understand that needing doctors and medical care is just a part of life. We are happy to distinguish ourselves from our southern neighbours on the grounds that we are a society that ensures a [...]

The Economy Of Sharing Is Alive during Nicaragua’s Independence Celebration

By Jorge Capelán, Alliance for Global Justice. -

This week is very important in Central America, especially in Nicaragua. On September 15, the region celebrates the signing of its declaration of Independence from Spain in 1821. On September 14, [...]

World Misses 2020 Biodiversity Goals

By Chloé Farand, Climate Change News. -

A draft version of the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, seen by Climate Home News, reported that none of the 20 Aichi biodiversity targets set in Japan in 2010 have been fully [...]