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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...

OSHA Needs A Prescription for Safety Now

OSHA Needs A Prescription for Safety Now

Photo credit: Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt, U.S. Air Force, cc Kimberly Delbrune-Mitter, a cardiac nurse, cares deeply about her patients and remains steadfast in her desire to help them, even as COVID-19 spreads across America. What plagues her about the new...

Coronavirus Needs a Movement to Respond

Coronavirus Needs a Movement to Respond

ACT UP rally, May 21, 1999. Photo credit: NIH History Office There are times in history when sudden events — natural disasters, economic collapses, pandemics, wars, famines — change everything. They change politics, they change economics and they change public opinion...

Feds Must Order Companies To Make Medical Supplies Now

Feds Must Order Companies To Make Medical Supplies Now

Within two weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, American auto factories were already converting to make tanks instead of cars. The government needs to treat the Covid-19 pandemic like a war - except the enemy is an invisible virus rather than a foreign...

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