COVID-19 in the US
Striking Kroger workers in Colorado take on industry giant

Taking on a company in which the CEO makes 909x more than a worker, King Soopers workers vote nearly unanimously to strike

Crucial social spending bill in the US blocked by Democratic Party Senator Joe Manchin

Senator Joe Manchin went on Fox News last Sunday to announce that he “cannot vote” for the widely popular Build Back Better Act.

Workers at HelloFresh speak up against anti-union scare tactics and dangerous conditions

Workers at the world’s largest meal-kit delivery service are set to vote on unionizing at two US factories

People across the United States demand cancellation of rent

In cities and towns across the US people mobilized to demand the cancellation of rents and called on Congress to wipe out all rent and mortgage debt accumulated during the pandemic.

Hunger stalks the United States

The Unity and Survival Program of the Philadelphia Liberation Center provided essential food support to a struggling population as the pandemic wreaked havoc. Their success demonstrates that the problem of hunger haunting the United States can be solved with the right political will

Hurricane Ida makes landfall on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Over one million customers have been left without power in the state of Louisiana following the passing of Hurricane Ida in the southeast of the US

US Supreme Court ends pandemic-related federal ban on evictions and other stories

Today we look at the lifting of a federal ban on evictions in the US, the Struggle for Life protest by Indigenous communities in Brazil, and more

Sheikh Jarrah families refuse deal with settlers, court defers ruling and other stories

Today we look at the Israeli Supreme Court hearing on the case of 4 families from Sheikh Jarrah, a referendum held in Mexico to decide if former presidents should be investigated, and more

US sets gold standards of selfishness on vaccine

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the controversy over the US restrictions on sending raw materials for vaccines to India. He also analyzes what went wrong with India’s vaccine strategy

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Workers mobilize for rights in South Africa, the US and the UK

In this week’s episode, we will look at three strikes organized by essential workers in South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Fight for $15 is a struggle for dignity and equality

Worker and organizer Eric Winston speaks about the importance of the $15 minimum wage for workers in the US and the broader struggle for rights

Minorities and the poor are the worst affected by COVID-19 in the US

The COVID-19 death toll in the US not only outstrips the fatalities of other badly affected nations, but also outnumbers the annual death rate of the most devastating wars and epidemics of the 19th and 20th century

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