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Fracking wells are seen on a farm in McKenzie County, North Dakota in 2013. News
Expansion of Fed Lending Program Blasted as Bailout for 'Toxic and Reckless' Fossil Fuel Industry
"Rescuing fossil fuel production is absolutely the wrong direction for public health amid a global pandemic."
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America Eats, or Doesn't
Surplus squash with nowhere to go. Photo by Lynne Sladky/AP As usual, Trump is failing, this time at the most elemental task of feeding the populace. With no coherent supply system in place to counter the chaos of COVID-19, overwhelmed food banks are scrambling to meet an immense need, with Feeding...
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A comprehensive policy solution would be to extend Medicare and Medicaid to all those suffering job losses during the pandemic period, with the federal government funding this expansion.(Photo: NNU/flickr/cc) Views
12.7 Million Workers Have Likely Lost Employer-Provided Health Insurance Since the Coronavirus Shock Began
The linkage between specific jobs and the availability of health insurance is a prime source of inefficiency and inequity in the U.S. health system.
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In 'Terrifying' Indictment of For-Profit System, 12.7 Million Workers Estimated to Have Lost Insurance Due to Coronavirus
" If we take anything away from this pandemic, it's that health care should not be tied to employment."
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An grocery store employee wearing a face mask fills up a shelf of vegetables on April 22, 2020 in Rosenheim, Bavaria. News
Ahead of May Day, 500+ Groups Worldwide Demand Just and Visionary Recovery From Covid-19
"This virus proves how interconnected we are. The solutions we come up with now must ensure that no one is left behind."
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The ideology of capitalism, writes Eskow, "openly places profit above human life. Its values are a plague on the world economy, and its global economic dominance is the vector that spread COVID-19 from the wet markets of China to the free markets of the United States." (Photo: Getty Images) Views
It's Not a "Chinese Virus." The Correct Name Is "The Capitalism Virus"
The novel coronavirus is new, but greed is an ancient disease.
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"We Need a Working People's Bailout": Unemployment Claims Hit 30 Million as Many Struggle to Afford Necessities
" The relief and recovery packages passed so far are not enough, and more aid is crucial."
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The latest unemployment numbers represent more than one in six workers out of work, and over five times the worst period of the Great Recession. (Photo: Getty) Views
With Unprecedented 28 Million Unemployment Claims in 6 Weeks, Congress Must Act!
The relief and recovery packages passed so far are not big enough to deal with the scale of this crisis, and more aid is crucial.
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Cashing In on Pandemic? Documents Show Lawmakers Made 1,500 Stock Transactions Worth $158 Million as Covid-19 Spread
"As Covid-19 cases began to increase, senators and representatives from both parties traded securities—many related to the pandemic itself."
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Calling Economic Crisis 'Five-Alarm Fire' for Millions of Families, 600,000 Sign Petition Demanding Rent and Mortgage Cancellation
"Congress needs to act at the scale of the crisis, and they should start by canceling rent, mortgage, and utility payments for the duration."
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