Posted in #CoronaVirus #TheRealNews COVID-19 Cumberland FCI Eddie Conway face masks Greg Carpenter Hagerstown Jessup Correctional Institution Maryland Correctional Institution Maryland prisons Out4Justice pandemic ppe

Majority Black Prison Populations In Maryland See Disproportionate COVID-19 Spikes

Racial disparities in Maryland prisons are affecting COVID-19’s spread, with majority white populations receiving protective equipment even as Jessup institutions with majority Black populations struggle…

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Third Parties Sue For Ballot Access During COVID-19 Pandemic

Third parties are fighting for survival during the coronavirus pandemic. The post Third Parties Sue For Ballot Access During COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on The…

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The Black Man Lab In Atlanta Is Providing A Reprieve For Men

Atlanta’s Black Man Lab is a forum where Black men can speak frankly and honestly address their concerns, even in the middle of a pandemic….

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Police Repression Backfires As Protests Multiply

Professor Lester Spence argues America is facing two pandemics: COVID-19 and political policing. The post Police Repression Backfires As Protests Multiply appeared first on The…

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A Just Reopening Prioritizes People Over Profits

As Trump’s “reopening” endangers lives, Democrats must advance policy that gives working people something to fight for, argues In These Times’ Sarah Lazare. The post…

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Largest Public Utility To Outsource Hundreds Of Jobs Amid Covid-19

Despite Trump’s ‘America First’ policy, the Tennessee Valley Authority is outsourcing hundreds of federal jobs overseas. The post Largest Public Utility To Outsource Hundreds Of…

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Amazon VP Quits In Support Of Fired Whistleblowers

Senior Amazon engineer Tim Bray said the firings were evidence of “a vein of toxicity running through the company culture.” We get a response from…

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Is Germany Dealing With COVID-19 As Well As We Think?

Despite the hype around Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, testing kits are still scarce, medical teams are overworked, and unemployed workers receive…

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Solitary Confinement Used For Children As Young As 11 After COVID-19 Exposure

Lawyers say Maryland’s Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Correctional Services aren’t being transparent about conditions in juvenile detention centers. The post Solitary…

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Germany Plans To Arm Drones Under Cover Of COVID-19 Crisis

Peace groups in Germany are alarmed that the German defense ministry is planning to arm drones while the legally-required debate can’t be held under the…

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Spy Plane Resumes Flights Over Baltimore Amid COVID-19

The expensive aerial surveillance program won’t help heavily disinvested Baltimore, say Ceasefire co-founder Erricka Bridgeford and author Brandon Soderberg. The post Spy Plane Resumes Flights…

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Workers Are Fighting Back

Labor journalist Sarah Jaffe says despite unprecedented challenges, working people are finding new ways to organize for basic protections during the coronavirus pandemic. The post…

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Activists Win Earth Day Victory Against Dirty Trash Incinerator

Activists held a die-in at the incinerator to demand its closing while wearing face masks and gloves to protect against COVID-19. The post Activists Win…

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Apple And Google Are Going To Track You (Even More) To Monitor COVID-19 Spread

Big tech volunteers to create platforms that facilitate digital contact tracing, but how will they protect private health data? The post Apple And Google Are…

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Amazon Workers Plan Nationwide Strikes As COVID-19 Sweeps Warehouses

Fired Amazon employee Chris Smalls says workers will protest until they feel protected, while Amazon-owned Whole Foods is ranking stores where employees are most likely…

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Systemic Healthcare And Income Inequality Are Why COVID-19 Is Killing Black People

What good are drive-up testing sites if you don’t have a car? Dr. Leon McDougle explains how successful health outcomes are tilted against black and…

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Surviving The Coronapocalypse

How apartheid and redlining are fueling the global COVID-19 pandemic and how people can fight back. The post Surviving The Coronapocalypse appeared first on The…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #Corruption #Investigation #Police #TheRealNews Baltimore brandon soderberg coughing COVID-19 Harm Reduction Jaisal Noor pandemic sergeant social distancing war on drugs

Drug Dealers Practice Social Distancing; Police Cough On Residents

COVID-19 is felt differently in cities like Baltimore where police act like an occupying force. The post Drug Dealers Practice Social Distancing; Police Cough On…

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Authoritarianism Vs. Democracy: How Will We Fight COVID-19?

Historian Yuval Noah Harari’s work shows how to interpret the COVID-19 crisis as part of the global struggle between liberal elites and the rising populist…

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Noam Chomsky On COVID-19 And His New Book: Internationalism Or Extinction

Noam Chomsky analyzes the coronavirus pandemic in the context of neoliberal capitalism’s failures, climate change, potential nuclear disaster, and Donald Trump’s authoritarianism. The post Noam…

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What the Coughing Cop Says About American Policing

A cop caught coughing on residents and video of a man arrested and incarcerated for running a red light illustrates how America policing has evolved…

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