Laid-Off Hotel Workers Rally After Health Insurance Yanked

By Mitch Dudek, Chicago Sun Times. -

About 150 hotel workers who’d been laid off — but promised their jobs back when the hotel industry rebounds — gathered in Grant Park Friday to call on their employers to continue providing health [...]

Why Black Families Are Choosing To Keep Their Kids Remote

By Bracey Harris, Hechinger Report. -

Mississippi - Yolanda Logan, the parent engagement coordinator for the Oxford School District, spent two weeks in July making home visits — some announced, some cold-calls — to check in on the [...]

COVID-19: The World Is At A Critical Juncture

By Benjamin Mateus, WSWS. -

The fall and winter surge of COVID-19 cases, as predicted, has begun. The number of cases across North America and Europe is rising exponentially in some regions. There have been more than [...]

A Debt Reckoning Is Unavoidable

By Aaron Karp, Waging Nonviolence. -

The late anthropologist David Graeber, who wrote about the 5,000-year history of debt, spoke about a strange paradox of being indebted. “The first effect of debt is to create isolation, shame, [...]

Teachers Union Urges Parents To Boycott School Reopening

By Jaisal Noor, The Real News. -

When Baltimore City Schools announced last week that 25 schools will reopen next month to increase in-person instruction for high need students, officials promised it could be done safely and [...]

Shipt Workers Demand Better Pay, Treatment

By Connor Sheets, AL.com. -

Alabama - More than 20 Shipt workers demonstrated in front of the grocery delivery company’s headquarters in downtown Birmingham Sunday afternoon. They were there to protest Shipt policies that [...]

Young Workers Hit Hard By The COVID-19 Economy

By Elise Gould and Melat Kassa, Economic Policy Institute. -

Across the United States, millions of workers of all ages suffered job losses in the coronavirus-driven recession, but the economic impact on young workers has been even more intense. Not only [...]

COVID-19: The Case Against Herd Immunity

By Marcello Ferrada de Noli, Consortium News. -

The elderly have comprised the vast majority of Covid-19 fatalities in Sweden, either dying in care homes or their own residence, often alone.  By mid-May 2020, only 13 percent of the care [...]

With COVID-19 Resurgence, Nurses Speak Out About Unsafe Conditions

By New York State Nurses Association. -

New York, NY— Nurses from Albany Medical Center gathered in front of the hospital to highlight conditions that may threaten nurse and patient safety, as the region prepares for a second surge of [...]

Another Apocalypse Is Possible

By Srećko Horvat, ROAR Magazine. -

Everyone speaks about the Apocalypse as if it means “the end of the world.” But, if we really want to grasp the complexity of the contemporary threats that are leading to mass extinction, we [...]

‘Distraction Mechanism’: NYT’s Crocodile Tears Over Iran Sanctions

By Morgan Artyukhina, Sputnik News. -

What seems to be a compassionate plea for mercy from Washington by a major US newspaper is actually just a furthering of the US propaganda war against Iran that’s responsible for the strangling [...]

Shipt Workers Organize Targeted Protest Over Pay Model

By Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill. -

Shipt workers, frustrated with the delivery company’s shift to a new, less transparent pay model, are set to strike this weekend before staging protests at both Shipt and Target’s corporate [...]

IMF Seizes On Pandemic For Privatization In 81 Countries

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

The enormous economic dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic offers a unique opportunity to fundamentally alter the structure of society, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) if using [...]

Tenants Blockade Courthouse, Shut Down Much Of Eviction Docket

By Allison Kite and Robert A. Cronkleton, The Kansas City Star. -

Kansas City tenants chained themselves to the doors of the Jackson County Courthouse downtown Thursday morning and shut down virtual eviction proceedings with online disruptions. The protest, [...]