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Like COVID, a crisis of drug-resistant bacterial infections is hurting the poor and marginalized most

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the world for the past two years, but there’s a potentially deadlier threat creeping across the globe right now that…

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How Big Tech used COVID to pull off one of the biggest grifts in history

After two-plus years of pandemic hell, it is beyond understandable that so many desperately want to forget the horror and havoc of COVID-19 and move…

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‘The phrase ‘back to normal’ drives me crazy’: COVID widows and survivors are still struggling

Brianna Berry of Indiana lost her 37-year-old husband Lew Berry to COVID-19 in April 2020.  Although most people in her area don’t wear masks anymore…

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Partnering with Big Tech didn’t help governments fight COVID. But it did waste a lot of money.

This story originally appeared in Jacobin on March 16, 2022. It is shared here with permission. In April 2020, Google and Apple announced a partnership to “beat”…

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Maryland’s huge surplus two years into the pandemic is bad, actually

Last week, it was announced that the state of Maryland is now looking at a budget surplus of $7.5 billion over the next three fiscal…

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Canada’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ reveals the far right’s strategy—and the left’s vital task—today

For over a month, Canada has been rocked by a “Freedom Convoy” of demonstrators and vehicle blockades that ultimately converged on the capital city of…

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Documents expose pharma effort to kill Africa’s COVID vaccine project

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Feb. 10, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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How to fight back when private companies control everything

Early on in the fight against COVID-19, one of the biggest problems humankind has faced in decades, there was broad support for global public solutions….

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‘We’re at a crisis level’: Nurses take on union-busting bosses over short staffing

Around the US, nurses are sounding alarms over widespread understaffing amid ongoing surges in COVID-19 hospitalizations. As hospital administrators and corporate spokespeople continue to claim…

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South African healthcare workers battle COVID and workplace violence

After serving as a paramedic for 30 years in the South African city of Durban, Mangaliso Musoni resigned from his job with a heavy heart…

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An Arkansas jail tested ivermectin ‘treatment’ on detainees without their consent

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a federal lawsuit against the Washington County Detention Center in Arkansas on behalf of inmates who say…

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The frenetic politics of COVID-19 in Europe

From anti-lockdown protests and overburdened healthcare systems to mass labor actions and viral disinformation, from global vaccine apartheid to anti-vaccination movements, politics in the age…

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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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