COVID-19 and Health Crisis

We need prison abolition, not reform

This commentary first appeared on workers.org Feb. 17, 2022. Nearly 2.3 million people, who are incarcerated every day in prisons,…

February 1, 2023

Oregon nurses fight for a decent contract

In Portland, Oregon, nurses and community supporters rallied Jan. 20 in front of Providence Hospital corporate headquarters. Thousands of nurses…

January 23, 2023

A pesar del bloqueo/ El sistema sanitario cubano es extraordinario

El día que la 51ª Brigada Venceremos partió hacia Cuba, el 27 de diciembre de 2022, unas 262 personas murieron…

January 23, 2023

Despite the blockade/ Cuba’s health care system is extraordinary

The day the 51st Venceremos Brigade left for Cuba, Dec. 27, 2022, some 262 people in the U.S. died of…

January 17, 2023

Alta Bates Summit nurses boldly strike for pensions and a contract

Berkeley, California Nurses at the three sites of the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center campuses in Oakland and Berkeley went…

January 5, 2023

Why rail workers need paid sick days

On Dec. 1, 2022, congressional Democrats and Republicans came together in a bipartisan effort to shut down the railroad workers’…

December 22, 2022

Long COVID: a public health catastrophe

On Sept. 18, President Joe Biden declared: “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still…

December 15, 2022

China and the cost of reversing COVID-19 policies

For months western media has been attacking China’s COVID policies, condemning them for causing enormous inconvenience and discomfort to avoid…

December 15, 2022

Nicaragua’s humane response to COVID-19 crisis

When Nicaragua identified its first COVID-19 case on March 18, 2020, President Daniel Ortega understood that shutting down the economy…

November 28, 2022

Poor medical care for incarcerated people leads to deaths 

Elisa Serna was only 24 when she died, due to medical neglect at a San Diego County jail in 2019.…

November 25, 2022