All Views Articles for 2020-04-08

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Bill Barr, speaks at the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on March 23, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Bernie Sanders
We Cannot Rely on Trump. Congress Must Lead the Way in This Unprecedented Crisis
The American people deserve and require leadership from Washington amid this horrific pandemic and economic meltdown
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It has never been about whether the US could afford a progressive program; it has always been about whether the elite wanted to or were forced to fund it. It is an issue of political will, apparently, not economic means. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Dan Brook
How Are We Going to Pay for It?
We will either have democratic socialism or we will continue to socialize suffering.
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Our weak public health, education, child care, and unemployment benefits, among other things, left the nation one crisis away from bringing down the entire economy. (Photo: Shutterstock) Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Anneliese Lederer
A Trillion in Prevention
Our economy was never as strong for working people as the numbers made it look. As we prepare to spend trillions on this crisis, let’s invest in changing that.
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This election was a sham. It will cost votes—and lives. (Photo: Shutterstock) Jill Richardson
Wisconsin's Unconscionable Sham
The state’s election was a danger to public health and a democratic travesty—all to help Republicans suppress more votes.
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To protect profits, the private health insurance industry and their Congressional supporters continue strongly opposing Medicare for All.  (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc) F. Douglas Stephenson
Coronavirus and Medicare for All: Our Crisis Comes From Gov’t Putting Profit over Public Health
Join the majority of Americans who support improved Medicare for all.
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Medical personnel talk at a drive-thru Coronavirus COVID-19 testing station at West Jefferson Medical Centeron March 17, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. West Jefferson Medical Center has opened a drive-thru Coronavirus test station where patients who are exhibiting signs and symptoms of the Coronavirus can be referred by a physician to be tested. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Bill Quigley
7 Very Disturbing Facts About COVID-19 in Louisiana
One of the nation's hotspots is suffering severely from the outbreak.
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The one certainty is that the most vulnerable and excluded members of society will suffer the worst consequences, as with all economic crises. (Photo: Giacomo Carra on Unsplash) Adam Parsons
Will Covid-19 Spur a Peoples’ Bailout for the World’s Poorest?
The question is whether Covid-19 will awaken us to the stark inequalities of our world, or does it simply represent a new cause of impoverishment for the vast swathes of humanity who have long been disregarded by the public’s conscience?
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The Let My People Go campaign is a Jewish-led bond fund effort organized by New Sanctuary, Never Again Action, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, and Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, intended to free as many immigrant detainees as possible. (Image: Let My People Go Campaign) Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
This Passover, Let’s Free Them All
It is incumbent upon us to amplify the cries of imprisoned immigrants with our own voices.
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To have a People's government, we must build it. (Photo: julian meehan/flickr/cc) Jim Hightower
To Have a People's Government, We the People Must Build It
This is not just a one-time, resist-and-dump Trump campaign we're undertaking but the mobilization of a long-term grassroots movement to reject the systemic corporate takeover of our elections and government at every level.
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