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‘No human person should live there’: The ongoing horrors at Danbury prison

Inmates at the Danbury Federal Correctional Camp in Connecticut, also known as “Camp Cupcake,” have been overwhelmed by COVID-19. According to formal allegations from US…

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‘Pandemic profiteering, plain and simple’: Walmart and Kroger hike prices for Covid tests

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 5, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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2021 in review: A year of struggle and victories for the Palestinian cause

This story originally appeared in Mondoweiss on Dec. 28, 2021. It is shared here with permission. 2021 was a watershed year for Palestinians. The struggle…

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Battleground Baltimore: 2021, the year in review

On Dec. 22, a few days before Christmas, Baltimore City Comptroller Bill Henry showed up to the (virtual) Board Of Estimates hearing dressed as Santa…

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Delta slashes paid sick leave for workers with Covid after requested CDC change to isolation guidelines

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Dec. 30, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Unpatented shot dubbed ‘the world’s COVID-19 vaccine’ wins emergency approval in India

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Dec. 28, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Don’t listen to centrists when they say good things are ‘politically Impossible’

This story originally appeared in Jacobin on Dec. 22, 2021. It is shared here with permission. During a conversation with reporters on Dec. 6, White…

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‘They Want Us Dead’: Another year of devastating overdoses in Baltimore

Last year, I hid behind an abandoned building in East Baltimore with three guys who all used heroin together as they tested their drugs, injected…

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Opinion | Nurses unions around the world mobilize against Big Pharma

This story originally appeared in Progressive International on Nov. 29, 2021. It is shared here with permission. The pandemic rages on—not by accident, but by…

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WHO, South Africa urge nations to lift ‘naive’ Omicron travel bans

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Nov. 28, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Alarm grows as COVID cases spike in Europe and US deaths in 2021 top 2020’s toll

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Nov. 21, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Draft report accuses Bolsonaro of crimes against humanity for reckless COVID-19 policy

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Oct. 20, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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The COVID-19 scandal Tucker Carlson doesn’t want you to know about

America’s most popular TV host, Tucker Carlson, continues to share baselessCOVID-19 conspiracy theories with his millions of Fox News viewers whilecomparing vaccine mandates to authoritarian…

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Doctors Without Borders slams US for hoarding COVID vaccines while most of global population suffers

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Oct. 11, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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As Delta surges in prisons, states stop sharing statistics with the public

As we’ve covered previously on Rattling the Bars, prisons in the US have been a major source of COVID-19 infections throughout the pandemic, and experts…

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From 9/11 to COVID-19: It was never about ‘shared sacrifice’

Last week, Americans marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by remembering the 3,000 lives lost on that day. As was the case…

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This is why climate science deniers also spread COVID-19 disinformation

For decades, billionaires and corporations have created organizations and disinformation networks explicitly designed to wage war on the science that links carbon emissions to climate…

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‘The problem in Africa is vaccine famine, not vaccine hesitancy’

On July 30, a Friday, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni partially lifted the 42-day lockdown order that had been implemented in June amid a surge of…

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No funding? No problem, for Baltimore’s co-ops

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor profiles the pandemic strategy of three Baltimore businesses: Red Emma’s, Taharka Bros, and Joe Squared. These worker co-ops survived the pandemic by…

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Posted in #TheRealNews COVID-19 Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: International The Marc Steiner Show

The utterly horrifying and depressingly preventable COVID crises in India and Brazil

In the video version of this week’s urgent episode of “The Marc Steiner Show,” we bring you firsthand reports of the unfolding catastrophes in India…

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‘People are dying every minute’: COVID-19 catastrophes in India and Brazil

While wealthy countries like the United States are rushing to vaccinate their populations and “reopen” their societies, the rest of the world continues to suffer….

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The parole system is broken

In the state of Maryland, prison inmates serving life sentences can only be granted parole by final decree from the governor. Even for elderly inmates…

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