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31/03/20
Author: 
David Holthaus
Nurses with personal protective equipment at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Photo credit: Banc d'Imatges Infermeres / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
MARCH 31, 2020
 
In the 1980s, US hospitals began to transform from institutions providing comprehensive care, no matter how long it took, to healthcare factories intent on shuffling patients in and out as quickly as possible. While this was meant to save money, shortages of basic equipment during the coronavirus outbreak have revealed the high price of these cost-cutting measures.
29/03/20
Author: 
Richard D. Wolff
March/April 2020 issue

The catastrophe demonstrates the results when public health is subordinate to private profit and to a governmental apparatus that adulates the superiority of private over public administration. The catastrophe we are living through was caused by a capitalist system that could not anticipate, plan for, or cope with the coronavirus. To “get through” this catastrophe yet leave the system intact will guarantee the next catastrophe.

 
29/03/20
Author: 
Jake Johnson
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) gives a thumbs up sign after speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate on March 25, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
$250 billion for direct payments to Americans, $250 billion for expanded unemployment benefits, $4 trillion to bail out corporations!

March 26, 2020

28/03/20
Author: 
Earth Justice
Flags fly at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in 2016, near Cannonball, North Dakota.  LUCAS ZHAO / CC BY-NC 2.0
MARCH 25, 2020
 

Victory: Decision cites risks of pipeline spills to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

 
Washington, D.C. — 

A federal court today granted a request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to strike down federal permits for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

23/03/20
Author: 
Jane Slaughter
A city worker is cleaning a bus at the end of the line. Photo: Jim West / jimwestphoto.com.

March 21, 2020  

Detroit bus drivers collectively declared Tuesday morning that they weren’t going to work without safety precautions. Bus service was canceled throughout the city because of “the driver shortage,” as city officials put it.

The drivers’ union backed them up and their brief work stoppage, less than 24 hours, won all their demands. Fares will not be collected for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

11/03/20
Author: 
Stephen Groves

March 5, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposal to revive the state’s criminal and civil punishments for riots passed a final Senate vote on Thursday and will next proceed to her desk.

03/03/20
Author: 
Marlee Kokotovic
Protest against Constitution Pipeline US

March 3, 2020

This is a huge victory for environmental activists, pro-development advocates, and clean water advocates.

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