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Organizing Amidst The COVID-19 Crisis

Organizing Amidst The COVID-19 Crisis

As the 2008 financial crisis unfolded, tens of millions of Americans were hurting and making meaning of what was happening. It was the first time in my life that suddenly, tens of millions of people were significantly more ready to be organized than in the weeks...

America's Backbone Under COVID-19: Blue-Collar Workers

America's Backbone Under COVID-19: Blue-Collar Workers

At the start of each shift, Eric Jarvis takes a handful of anti-bacterial wipes and sanitizes the equipment he uses at the Packaging Corp. of America mill in Valdosta, Ga. He worries about getting the coronavirus every time he leaves for work, but knows the nation...

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...

An Epidemic of Insecurity

An Epidemic of Insecurity

Photo credit: Alex Proimos / flickr / cc The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its worst loss since the 2008 financial crisis in a single day this week because of the coronavirus’ impact on global trade, leaving many Americans sick with worry. It’s not just a...

Idaho Wants Bernie Now

Idaho Wants Bernie Now

United Action for Idaho, part of the People's Action national network of grassroots groups, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for President ahead of Idaho’s Democratic primary vote on Tuesday, March 10. Bernie Sanders has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the working...

The Coronavirus Is A Wake-Up Call For Climate Change

The Coronavirus Is A Wake-Up Call For Climate Change

In the short time since the COVID-19 virus was discovered and made public in Wuhan, a city of 11 million in central China, this new strain of coronavirus - a family of pathogens that includes the common cold, as well as more deadly strains like SARS and MERS - has...

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