Trump’s Own Military Mafia

By Danny Sjursen, Tom Dispatch. -

Every West Point class votes on an official motto. Most are then inscribed on their class rings. Hence, the pejorative West Point label "ring knocker." (As legend has it, at military meetings a West Pointer “need only knock his large ring on the [...]

US Gunning For Trouble

By Finian Cunningham, Sputnik News. -

The spectre of the coronavirus pandemic in the US has darkened decidedly, with President Trump warning of a harrowing next few weeks from a surging disease death toll. Into the malevolent mix are reports of American citizens buying up firearms [...]

Target Workers Call For A Boycott Of Shipt On April 10

By Shipt Shoppers, Popular Resistance. -

We’ve demanded that Shipt HQ offer us hazard pay for choosing to risk our health to deliver groceries to those who are self-quarantining. The Shipt spokesperson said that they are essentially using promo pay as a substitute. This is not the [...]

Zimbabwe: Protests Over Coronavirus Fears

By MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters. -

Customs officials at the country’s biggest airport have also stopped reporting for work, fearing exposure to the coronavirus and a lack of measures to prevent its spread, their union said. The virus has killed one person from three confirmed [...]

This Is A Global Pandemic – Let’s Treat It As Such

By Adam Hanieh, Verso Books. -

In the face of the COVID-19 tsunami, our lives are changing in ways that were inconceivable just a few short weeks ago. Not since the 2008-2009 economic collapse has the world collectively shared an experience of this kind: a single, [...]

Food Safety Groups Warn Of Looming Zoonotic Pandemic Due To New USDA Rule

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams. -

Food safety advocates warned Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's newly implemented rules for pig slaughter are setting the stage for a potential public health disaster—including the possibility of another infectious disease that [...]

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 that it is “our big war... It's a medical war. We [...]

Brazilian Military Curtails President Bolsonaro’s Power Over COVID19 Dispute

By Emir Sader, Brazil Wire -

Bolsonaro made threats he couldn’t carry out about replacing the Health Minister and reopening commerce. Now he is isolated and everyone has turned on him, as General Villas Boas admits. He’s been reduced to impotence. It remains to be seen how [...]

Rolling Protest For Rent Forgiveness

By Staff, Daily News. -

Protesting in a method that aligned with the social distancing urged by the state, county and city, tenant advocates climbed into their vehicles and rolled past the traditional Los Angeles Mayor’s residence — Getty House in Windsor Square — in a [...]

Five Million Nigerians Oppose Monsanto’s Plans To Introduce GMO Crops

By Lorraine Chow, Ecowatch. -

Millions of Nigerians are urging the Nigerian government to reject Monsanto’s attempts to introduce genetically modified (GMO) cotton and maize into the country's food and farming systems. One-hundred organizations representing more than 5 [...]

Cambodian Garment Workers Strike Over Unpaid Wages During Pandemic

By Saut Sok, Global Voices. -

Nearly 1,000 garment workers protested outside a Phnom Penh factory on March 25, 2020, after the owner failed to pay their regular wages, which the company said was due to declining payments from buyers during the ongoing COVID-19 [...]

Mauna Kea Is About Who Will Decide the Future

By Winona LaDuke, Truthout. -

“The mountain brought us together,” Luana Busby-Neff tells me. It’s 200 days into the prayer vigil and blockade that brought the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) to a stop in Hawaii. The 14th giant telescope in Hawaii has been met with [...]

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 Act. Any private corporation that receives funding [...]

How Nurses Got Masks

By Elizabeth Lalasz, Labor Notes. -

I am a registered nurse at Cook County Hospital, the safety-net hospital in Chicago and the busiest hospital in the state. The people who come to this hospital are some of the most underserved patients, mainly people of color, immigrants—many [...]

The US Is A Failed State, And COVID-19 Proves It

By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report. -

U.S. imperialism has a long-standing habit of imposing the most brutal forms of war and torture onto nations under the pretext of so-called humanitarian grounds. Humanitarian intervention and the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) have been used [...]