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The Rev. Joseph Lowery speaks during the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
'Truly a Civil Rights Hero': Rev. Joseph Lowery Dead at 98
"We've come too far, marched too long, prayed too hard, wept too bitterly, bled too profusely and died too young, to let anybody turn back the clock on our journey to justice," Lowery said in 2013.
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General view of a hospital where health officers, wearing masks and special protective suits, take care of a patient infected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) at a hospital in Tehran, Iran on March 02, 2020. (Photo: Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Views
How Many Nedas? Iran Sanctions Are Biological Warfare Against Civilians
This is not an economic policy. It is the collective punishment of civilians. It is an act of biological warfare against children, the elderly, and people of all ages.
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Data from location accuracy company X-Mode tracking cell phones from spring breakers shows how the coronavirus could have spread from just one beach. News
Cell Phone Tracking Analysis Shows Where Florida Springbreakers and New Yorkers Fleeing Coronavirus Went to Next
"First thing you should note is the importance of social distancing. The second is how much data your phone gives off."
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'Without Us, Instacart Will Grind to a Halt': Delivery Workers Threaten Strike Over Hazard Pay, Safety Measures Amid Outbreak
"Companies like Uber, Lyft, and Instacart would be nothing without the laborers they treat so poorly—people now deemed 'essential'."
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People wearing face masks sit on seats with signs telling travellers where they may sit, in order to observe social distancing rules amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on March 25, 2020. (Photo: Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Never in Our Lifetimes Has There Been a Call for Compassion Like This
The time is now for the G20 to help save millions of lives and kick-start the future that humanity needs to hope again. Only a compassionate and collective global response will do.
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks with reporters during her weekly press conference at the US Capitol March 26, 2020, in Washington, DC. - The US Senate unanimously passed the nation's largest-ever rescue package late March 25, 2020, a $2 trillion lifeline to suffering Americans, critically depleted hospitals and an economy ravaged by a rapidly spreading coronavirus crisis. The measure now heads to the House of Representatives, where a Democratic leader said he expected it to pass by voice vote March 27 Views
Senate COVID-19 Relief Bill Put Corporations First – Now, Let’s Take Care of People
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated glaring structural and racial inequities in American society. What the Senate has put forth is not nearly good enough.
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Minister for Health Simon Harris at a news conference at Government Buildings in Dublin on March 24 where he announced Ireland will nationalize its healthcare system for the duration of the coronvirus outbreak. News
'For Common Benefit of All,' Ireland Nationalizes Hospitals for Duration of Coronavirus Crisis, Sparking Demand for US to Follow Suit
"How wonderful is this. A beautiful silver lining."
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers in New York City are among those who have been on the frontlines nationwide. While the nation's ruling elite continue to treat workers and the most vulnerable as expendable and disposable, writes Stancil, "the wounds that the investor class have inflected on the U.S. are making it even more difficult to contend with the coronavirus crisis." (Photo: Andrew Cashin / MTA New York City Transit / flickr / cc) Views
The Coronavirus Effect: Pandemic Exposes Structural Violence of US Ruling Class
The inadequate preparation for and callous response to the unfolding health and economic crises puts brutal inequalities and distorted priorities on full display.
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Cease and Desist
Dr. Fauci invents a mask that will save millions of lives. Twitter photo As Trump's coronavirus lies and boasts and potentially deadly fictions mount, so does the urge to shut him up. As of Thursday evening, the U.S. had 82,404 cases, the most in the world - a number representing a 22% jump in what...
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Know That We Are Connected
Enough news - of catastrophe and sociopathy and madness - for us today, thanks. Time for a beauty/solace/sanity/poetry break to help see us through. Amidst the multitude of random kindnesses underway in our besieged world: Expert advice on feeling our grief and moving past it, inexpert dinosaurs on...
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