How Local Leaders Can Ensure Immigrant Justice During COVID-19

By the Vera Institute of Justice. -

Our immigration system is on the threshold of a new crisis precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. People in detention face high risks of infection from the close quarters of facilities, shelters, [...]

Hundreds Of Apple Workers On Strike In Washington

By David Bacon, Labornotes. -

Last week the COVID-related strike in Washington state’s Yakima Valley quadrupled in size, as workers walked out at three more apple packinghouses. More than a hundred stopped work on May 7 at [...]

Connecting The Dots Between Environmental Injustice And The Coronavirus

By Katherine Bagley, Yale Environment 360. -

While cities and towns across the United States are wrestling with the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, none have been hit harder than low-income and minority communities. Places [...]

Pandemic Used To Cover For Loosening Crop Poison Regulation

By Sarah Okeson, DC Report. -

The Trump EPA wants to reapprove use of a dangerous herbicide. Trump appointees are hiding behind the COVID-19 pandemic to excuse a herbicide manufacturer from monitoring levels of the poison [...]

Who Is ‘Essential’ To Our Covid-19 World

By Andrea Mazzarino, Tom Dispatch. -

“When he first came home, it was tough.” So Aleha, the wife of an airman in Colorado, told me. She was describing her family’s life since her husband, who lives with chronic depression, completed [...]

COVID-19 Strike Wave Enters Third Month

By Martha Grevatt, Worker's World. -

Workers at 50 locations across Florida struck McDonald’s, Starbucks, and other fast-food restaurants on May 6. What united them was the failure of these multibillion-dollar enterprises to correct [...]

The COVID-19 Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them

By Erin Bromage. -

It seems many people are breathing some relief, and I’m not sure why. An epidemic curve has a relatively predictable upslope and once the peak is reached, the back slope can also be predicted. We [...]

‘Plandemic’ Conspiracy Video Has Been Thoroughly Debunked

By Annie Reneau, Upworthy. -

The coronavirus pandemic has brought out a whole slew of interesting human tendencies, including a veritable tsunami of conspiracy theories. Like, holy cow, folks. When did everyone start pulling [...]

‘Please Help Us’: Those On The Inside Are In Grave Danger

By Priyanka Bhatt and Azadeh Shahshahani, Colorlines. -

Nationally, over 14,000 incarcerated individuals and 606 detained immigrants have tested positive for COVID-19, with new cases doubling in prisons every week. In Georgia, 286 individuals [...]

66% Of New Yorkers Say They Got COVID-19 While Following Lockdown Rules

By Katie Camaro, McClatchy. -

New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. The state has been shut down for six weeks, yet more than 20,000 people are still receiving positive test results each week, [...]

Advocates Push For More Prison Releases Amid Outbreak

By Melanie Lekocevic and Kate Lisa, Hudson Valley 360. -

Albany - Advocacy groups are urging the state to release more inmates from prisons in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 in correctional facilities. Supplies of personal hygiene products [...]

Rethinking Prisons And Public Safety During A Pandemic

By Janai Nelson, Shondaland.com. -

Of all the places one would not want to be during a pandemic, prison presumably ranks above nearly every other. The unsanitary conditions of prisons, jails, and other places of forced [...]

Trump Administration Delays #COVID-19 Relief Funds To Native Americans

By Acee Agoyo, Indianz.com. -

The law, also known as the CARES Act, directs the Department of the Treasury to distribute the $8 billion to tribal governments "not later than 30 days" after its enactment. The deadline has come [...]

Report: Nearly Half Of Americans Breathing Unhealthy Air

By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog. -

As the death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise in the U.S. — and as initial studies suggest that long-term exposure to air pollution may lead to higher death rates from the disease — a new [...]

Prisoners Fight For Their Lives During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Staff, Workers World. -

First and foremost, Take ‘Em Down NOLA was established about five years ago this summer, and our mission is basically the removal of all symbols of white supremacy in the city of New Orleans, as [...]