Category: Social Policy

Nora De La Cour: Massachusetts Nurses Waging Longest Current Strike in the US

The longest active picket line in the US is in Worcester, Massachusetts, where over 700 union nurses are entering their third month on strike. Their chief demand: safe staffing for patients

Suzanne Gordon: Nurses in the Real World of For-Profit Medicine

All over the country nurses are fighting to make sure hospital staff get needed personal protective equipment and safe staffing

John Feffer: What’s Up with the Herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease

Tamara Pearson: The Missing Dead

How the Media Has Misreported COVID’s Toll in Poorer Nations

Matthew Cunningham-Cook: Judge Who Struck Down Eviction Moratorium Lives in Nearly $3 Million Home

Dabney Friedrich’s 6,900-square-foot house boasts cathedral ceilings and two kitchens

M K Bhadrakumar: Biden’s talk of vaccine IP waiver is political theater

America’s Left and developing nations ravaged by the pandemic back the proposal but developed world drug manufacturers balk

Ruhi Bhasin: Mismanagement of the COVID-19 Crisis Increases Food Insecurity in India and Brazil

With leaders in both countries refusing to accept the urgency of the situation before them, marginalized populations already struggling are having to fight a dual fight: against the virus and against hunger

Noam Chomsky: Big Pharma Cares More About Profiting From COVID Than Human Survival

Unless vaccines go to the Global South, the virus is going to mutate. It’s already happening, you get more lethal strains

Francis Boyle: Stopping Zionist Genocide Against The Palestinians

Palestinians have been victims of genocide as defined by the 1948 Genocide Convention since the founding of the State of Israel

David Adler: It’s good Biden is suspending vaccine patents, but system needs overhaul

US tax dollars helped create the Moderna vaccine – and 59% of Americans say Moderna share its vaccine technology with manufacturers worldwide

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