Grad Students And Faculty ‘Die In’ To Protest Reopening

By Kaelan Deese, MSN. -

Nearly 50 demonstrators lay scattered 6 feet apart wearing face coverings on the lawn outside the school administration's building, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Some protesters [...]

Parents Stand With Educators On Safety Before Reopening Schools

By Brenda Álvarez, NEA Today. -

Many parents nationwide are questioning whether it’s safe to send their kids back to a brick and mortar school this fall. With varied life circumstances, and different districts and schools [...]

Billionaires Push To Reopen Schools Without A Plan

By G. Dunkel, Workers.org. -

Schools in the U.S. provide students with much more than an education. They provide child care, meals (for 14 million students), medical services (mostly for students with disabilities), [...]

Trump Threatens To Cut Funding For Schools That Don’t Reopen

By Marlee Kokotovic, Nation of Change. -

President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are threatening to cut off federal funding to schools that do not open their doors this fall due to coronavirus concerns.  In a [...]

Health Care Crisis: Future Is Up To Us

By Rita Valenti, Popular Resistance. -

A society that is governed in such a way that it fails to protect its people from the catastrophic harm of the COVID 19 pandemic is a society ripe for revolutionary transformation. The pandemic [...]

The Irony Of American Freedom

By Ipek S. Burnett, Counterpunch. -

Perhaps it is too difficult for a culture in pursuit of happiness to pause and face this immense loss. Perhaps it is too scary to accept the frailty of human life. Perhaps anger is much easier to [...]

Universal SARS-CoV-2 Testing Is The Answer To Social Distancing

By Milton Packer, MedPage Today -

The U.S. has squandered its most important opportunity. Much of the nation implemented lockdowns or "stay-at-home" orders, which slowed the spread of the virus but had important social and [...]

Employers Are Behind The Rush To Reopen

By Chris Brooks, LaborNotes. -

The federal government squandered the time the states spent in lockdown. We still face a national shortage of COVID-19 test kits and PPE and there is no nationwide testing or contact tracing [...]

Migrants Lead Struggle As ‘Reopening’ Fuels Resistance

By Sue Davis, Workers.org. -

Ford Motors CEO Jim Farley said during a recent conference call, “The auto industry is [the U.S.] economic engine. Restarting the entire auto ecosystem is how we restart the economy.” (New York [...]

What We Know So Far: Dispelling The Myths About COVID19

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

As we get close to two months of quarantine to stop the spread of COVID19 and the government has failed to put in place both public health infrastructure to effectively control the pandemic and [...]

We Don’t Have To Choose Between Our Health And The Economy

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The United States is at a critical moment in the COVID-crisis. This week, the nation is likely to surpass 100,000 deaths and new hotspots in the south and midwest are developing. Forty-two states [...]

A Delusional Nation In Decline

By Jared Yates Sexton, The Muckrake. -

In recent weeks, the fabricated “Reopen America” movement, funded and focused by Right Wing billionaires and conservative media, has led to protests around the country, including in Michigan, [...]

Drive To Reopen Auto Plants Threatens Thousands Of Lives

By Shannon Jones, WSWS. -

“I think the bottom line is the politicians and companies don’t care and made a decision to get auto manufacturing going again. While the union is just playing their part and preaching safety [...]

Trump Administration Tells States To Yank Benefits From Those Who Won’t Return To Work

By Arthur Delaney, Portside. -

Congress created special unemployment benefits so that laid-off workers could stay home while the coronavirus pandemic rages outside, but the Trump administration wants states to make sure that [...]

Worker Advocates Condemn Virginia’s Plan To Reopen

By Ally Schweitzer, The DCist. -

Immigrant advocates, progressive groups and NAACP chapters in Northern Virginia are calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to cancel his plans to partially reopen the state on May 15. Reopening too [...]

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