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The Leadership Hoax

The Leadership Hoax

American Roots workers making masks for COVID-19 frontline caregivers. Photo credit: American Roots / USW / cc. Health care workers continue to put their lives on the line, caring for patients despite critical shortages of the safety gear they need to protect...

It’s Time To Think About What Comes After The Apocalypse

It’s Time To Think About What Comes After The Apocalypse

 Throughout my life, I’ve wrestled with various forms of anxiety. Particularly as a child, I remember holding a deep, looming sense of dread about a coming apocalypse. I remember trembling in fear during thunderstorms, as I’d hear the sky roar and watch dark clouds...

Right Now, We All Need A Practice

Right Now, We All Need A Practice

Keeping our wits about us is no easy lift, certainly not now as we all shelter in place and anticipate the impact COVID-19 will have on our lives. And yet, doing so will allow us to organize and live from a place of power and grace. Crises like the one we face today...

Homeless Vets Confront A New Enemy: COVID-19

Homeless Vets Confront A New Enemy: COVID-19

Photo credit: USAF / Senior Airman Jarad A. Denton / cc Under normal circumstances, Jerry Porter would be spending his time helping the veterans he finds in tent camps and run-down housing. But the escalating threat of COVID-19 forces the community activist and...

Trump Throws Grandma From The Train

Trump Throws Grandma From The Train

A few days ago, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick went on Fox News to deliver the message, “Let’s get back to work. Let’s get back to living. Let’s be smart about it, and those of us that are 70 plus, we’ll take care of ourselves. But don’t sacrifice the country.”...

Don't Let Pharma Make Us Pay Twice For COVID-19 Treatments

Don't Let Pharma Make Us Pay Twice For COVID-19 Treatments

Photo credit: Tony Webster / flickr / cc Editor's update: After Public Citizen, People's Action and 50 other groups demanded Gilead Pharmaceuticals end its claim of "orphan drug" status for remdesivir, a potential treatment for COVID-19, Gilead has asked the FDA to...

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