COVID-19 in the US
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

Chicago teachers vote for tentative deal with city, but struggle for safe schools continues

The deal will allow for educators with medical risks or living with people who have them, to continue remote-learning. Even though most of the members of the Chicago Teachers Union voted to approve the deal, the union insists that this is not a final or just deal.

Historic vote on Amazon union kicks off in Alabama

Over 5,800 ballots have been sent out to the employees of Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse near Birmingham, Alabama. Workers will have seven weeks to mail-in their ballots, in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic

Chicago threatens lockout as teachers stand firm on safe classroom demands

Despite strong opposition from the Chicago Teachers’ Union, representing the educators, the Chicago Public Schools and the city administration have decided to reopen in-person classes on Monday

US stimulus package Trump signs $900 bn stimulus plan, but millions remain in limbo for next few weeks

The new plan was signed by the president a day after millions of US citizens saw their federal unemployment benefits expire. While the new plan extends these benefits, there is uncertainty about the processing of payments under the schemes

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