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Alarm Bells: COVID-19 In Alabama's Meatpacking Plants

Alarm Bells: COVID-19 In Alabama's Meatpacking Plants

Photo credit: Hometown Organizing Project / cc Workers throughout Alabama are reaching out to me to sound an alarm on what they are seeing inside meatpacking plants.This piece started out as an informative piece on how and why the COVID-19 virus is spreading rapidly...

We Need A New Food System, Not Meat Industry Bailouts

We Need A New Food System, Not Meat Industry Bailouts

Photo credit: Government Accountability Office / cc The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on disturbing injustices in our food system—reaffirming the need for systemic change. Slaughterhouses (euphemistically called “meatpacking plants” by the meat...

Neoliberal Capitalism Depends on White Supremacy

Neoliberal Capitalism Depends on White Supremacy

Whitehall Street, Atlanta Georgia, 1864. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons / cc Billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon may personally associate with individual African Americans, Latinos and other minorities. They might even employ them. They...

Protesters for Black Lives Are America’s True Patriots

Protesters for Black Lives Are America’s True Patriots

Photo credit: Rosa Pineda / Wikimedia Commons / cc When demonstrations erupted across the country after George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers, Donald Trump portrayed the protesters as America’s enemies. Trump called them “thugs,” “lowlifes” and...

5 Ways to Make Voting Easier for Everyone in America

5 Ways to Make Voting Easier for Everyone in America

  Photo credit: Tim Brown / GPA Photo Archive / cc Even before COVID-19, the U.S. has had one of the lowest voter turnout rates among developed countries. This is a critical election year, and even before the pandemic, it was a voting season unlike any before in...

Justice For George Floyd

Justice For George Floyd

Memorial to George Floyd in Minneapolis. Photo credit: Take Action Minnesota / cc First published by Take Action Minnesota on June 4, 2020 Today, George Floyd’s memorial was held in Minneapolis. The pain, rage, and grief across the Twin Cities is palpable. At the same...

What Our November Elections Could Look Like

What Our November Elections Could Look Like

Voters in line in Union City, Georgia. Photo credit: All Voting Is Local / Twitter / cc More in-person voting sites in metro areas. Better information about where polls have been relocated. More public education about how to vote from home and what to do if an...

Troops: Stand Down for Black Lives

Troops: Stand Down for Black Lives

An Open Letter from Veterans to Recently Activated National Guard Troops Attention Members of the National Guard, We write you as fellow veterans and service members with full knowledge of what’s at stake as many of you are being asked to mobilize against civilians in...

How Immunity for Cops and Facebook Kills Americans

How Immunity for Cops and Facebook Kills Americans

When you tell people they won’t be held accountable for their actions, it almost always ends badly. That’s what’s happened with our police and our social media, two institutional pillars of personal and political society in America today. Removing those dual...

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