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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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Posted in #TheRealNews COVID-19 Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US

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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Posted in #TheRealNews Article COVID-19 Economy and Inequality health care Politics and Movements: International

‘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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Posted in #TheRealNews Baltimore COVID-19 Economy and Inequality Worker Co-ops vs COVID-19

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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Posted in #TheRealNews COVID-19 Economy and Inequality The Marc Steiner Show

‘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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Posted in #TheRealNews COVID-19 COVID-19 in Prisons Prisons and Policing Rattling the Bars

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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Posted in #TheRealNews COVID-19 Economy and Inequality labor working people

After COVID-19, does higher education have a future?

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the world of higher education: forced campus reopenings have pushed many directly into harm’s way; colleges and universities have suffered…

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Posted in #TheRealNews COVID-19 Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US

Big Pharma slows vaccine rollout to protect corporate profits

This week, President Biden announced that, by utilizing the Defense Production Act, the federal government has created an historic agreement between drugmakers Johnson & Johnson…

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Biden should force Big Pharma to share taxpayer-subsidized COVID-19 vaccines

This week, President Biden announced that, by utilizing the Defense Production Act, the federal government has created an historic agreement between drugmakers Johnson & Johnson…

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

‘We’re not a charity case, we’re under occupation’

Transcript Marc Steiner: Welcome to the Marc Steiner Show, here on The Real News, and I’m Marc Steiner. It’s good to have you with us….

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Posted in #TheRealNews COVID-19 Politics and Movements: International

Israel’s vaccine apartheid is killing Palestinians

From Amnesty International to Human Rights Watch, international groups have condemned the systematic COVID-19 vaccine apartheid in Israel and Palestine. The Israeli government and its…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Baltimore COVID-19 Economy and Inequality labor

Worker ownership can save businesses and protect employees

The COVID-19 pandemic has been disastrous for workers and small businesses alike. As reopening plans pit employee safety against economic viability for struggling businesses, can…

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Posted in #TheRealNews COVID-19 Prisons and Policing Rattling the Bars

‘Bring Sundiata home’: The case for freeing elderly political prisoners

Transcript Eddie Conway: Thank you for joining me for this episode of Rattling the Bars. In past episodes, we have been focusing on the well-being…

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Posted in #TheRealNews COVID-19 Prisons and Policing Rattling the Bars

Refusing to vaccinate prisoners is both cruel and dangerous

Public health experts and advocates continue to shine a light on the horrifying statistics of COVID-19 infections within the prison-industrial complex. Those same experts, moreover,…

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GOP congressman vows he won’t take coronavirus vaccine: ‘I’m an American’

The politicization of the COVID-19 vaccine escalated on Friday when a Republican congressman went on national TV to say he would not get vaccinated. The…

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Watch MSNBC cover ‘Rupert Murdoch’s empire of misinformation’ at Fox News and the NY Post

The billionaire owner of Fox News and the New York Post tabloid was blasted on MSNBC as “one of the most destructive people on the…

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Disgraced former GOP governor given early COVID vaccine — after Alabama’s supply was cut by 40 percent: report

Former Gov. Robert Bentley (R-AL) posted photos to Twitter on Friday that he says show him receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Bentley, who resigned from office…

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‘Baffling’: Trump admin reportedly slashing vaccine allocations to states — while millions of doses sit on shelves

Officials from more than a dozen states say the Trump administration has informed them that next week’s Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine allotments to their jurisdictions are…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Burn It Down COVID-19 Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US

Stimu-less

Democrats have seemingly caved to Mitch McConnell’s grim will once again and are now leaning toward passing an abominably paltry second COVID-19 relief package. In…

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‘I’m stuck’: Stimulus debacle pushes unemployed Americans to the edge

First, they lost their jobs to the coronavirus pandemic, and now many of the more than 20 million people unemployed in the United States may…

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