Issues & Struggles

Report from a Front-line Nurse (11/3/2020) - UMass Memorial Nurse (Massachusetts Nurses Association, personal capacity) The initial shortages of the pandemic are no longer being discussed. Are they over? Do you feel safe in the workplace? Do you and your co-workers have access to proper supplies?  Is there adequate testing? Coronavirus cases are rising in Massachusetts once again. More of our patientsContinue reading "Report from a Front-line Nurse"
Hurricane Laura’s Aftermath: Disaster Capitalism in Action (11/2/2020) - by Jacob Aguillard and J. N. B. For millions of Americans, 2020 has felt like a series of unrelenting disasters as life has been changed, disrupted, and destroyed since the early spring. The COVID-19 pandemic, destructive wildfires in the western U.S., and potential for a harsh winter this year are all symptoms of the comingContinue reading "Hurricane Laura’s Aftermath: Disaster Capitalism in Action"
The‌ ‌2020‌ ‌Presidential‌ ‌Election‌ ‌Offers‌ ‌No‌ ‌Solution‌ ‌to‌ ‌Current‌ ‌Crises (10/28/2020) - by Elisabeth Wichser With the 2020 Presidential Election cycle coming to an end, the nationwide COVID crisis has begun to surge again. On October 23rd, 85,000 new cases were reported, smashing the previous record set in mid-July. The continuing mass fear around COVID-19, particularly fears of losing jobs, of being evicted, and of not beingContinue reading "The‌ ‌2020‌ ‌Presidential‌ ‌Election‌ ‌Offers‌ ‌No‌ ‌Solution‌ ‌to‌ ‌Current‌ ‌Crises"
The Supreme Court and U.S. “Democracy”: Workers Must Fight Attacks on Democratic Rights (10/3/2020) - Covid-19 has disproportionately hit disabled people. This is one of the effects of capitalist society, which is disabling and puts profit before lives, including the people it disables. Around one-fifth of the population of England and Wales has its “activities limited because of a health problem or disability” to some degree. But this group has represented almost three-fifths of official Covid deaths! The current economic crisis and its threat of further austerity will only make this worse.
CWI: Capitalism cause of disproportionate disabled deaths and isolation (10/1/2020) - Covid-19 has disproportionately hit disabled people. This is one of the effects of capitalist society, which is disabling and puts profit before lives, including the people it disables. Around one-fifth of the population of England and Wales has its “activities limited because of a health problem or disability” to some degree. But this group has represented almost three-fifths of official Covid deaths! The current economic crisis and its threat of further austerity will only make this worse.
Breonna Taylor’s Killers Defended by US Injustice System (9/25/2020) - Anti-racist movement must call mass protests nationwide Of the Louisville police officers responsible for the death of Breonna Taylor, only one has been charged, 4 months after her killing. That officer is charged with “wanton endangerment” for firing rounds that hit a neighboring apartment. Two officers have had their actions ruled as “justified” and willContinue reading "Breonna Taylor’s Killers Defended by US Injustice System"

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