Category: Social Policy

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Vandana Shiva: Bill Gates’ Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life

When we wage war on the biodiversity of our forests, our farms, and in our guts, we wage war on ourselves

The Poor People's Campaign: McConnell must pass fair COVID-19 relief, end hypocrisy about RBG vacancy

“This is about what kind of world we want to live in, and he does not represent it”

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Alexandra Bradbury: School and Campus Workers Say: Not Until It’s Safe

For those who have defeated unsafe reopenings, the next battle may be against mass layoffs, as in Rochester, New York, and at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Lois Weiner: What Does a “Safe Return” to School Look Like? Ask Teacher Unions.

Powerful elites are willing to sacrifice the lives and futures of millions to feed their own profits. Teachers are fighting back

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Jim Hightower: Beware Corporate COVID Propaganda

So middle-income workers get the boot, while the boss still has his job, gets more than $21 million in annual pay, and claims bragging rights for being an “ethical” corporate chieftain.

Jonathan Michels: North Carolina Nurses Seek Their First Union

In the wake of the takeover by the multinational corporation, nurses saw patient care standards and working conditions quickly deteriorate

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Chandra Thomas Whitfield: All the Options for Schooling Are Bad—But We Have to Choose Safety

On parents’ impossible decision

Barbara Madeloni: New York City Teachers Work Outdoors after a Co-Worker Tests Positive

When New York City educators were supposed to be in their third day of “professional development” held inside school buildings, teachers and other staffers at a Queens middle school, IS 230, took their work outside.

Mike Ludwig: Millions of Children Go Hungry as Mitch McConnell Blocks Stimulus Bill

Please Help ZNet Source: Truthout Millions of children across the United States are already going hungry amid the economic recession spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, and emergency food assistance is set to expire on September 30 as Congress remains at an impasse over stimulus legislation. The House has already passed legislation that would renew the Read more…

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Jeremy Brecher: Workers vs. the Coronavirus Depression

This summer has seen two significant national strike actions–for Black Lives and for safe reopening of schools. These are hardly conventional strikes–indeed, they represent historically unprecedented forms of protest

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