Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. That’s why we work at the intersection of economic and racial justice through projects designed to build leadership and self-empowerment of black workers, immigrant workers, and low-wage workers, youth and families affected by incarceration, along with projects aiming to reverse the rules that criminalize poor people of color, and projects fighting to ensure that the wealthy and Wall Street corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
Instead of asking the military to take control, the civilian government and public health experts must take over the vast medical resources the military controls and direct them to civilian use.
Why debate the coronavirus bill currently before Congress? When Congress rushed through a massive stimulus plan in 2008, it ended up bailing out big businesses but not regular people.
Meanwhile, Republicans have proposed pathetically weak executive pay restrictions for companies relying on taxpayer support.
Any economic stimulus package must include an initiative to retrofit homes and public buildings for low-income communities and communities of color.
Legislators proposing major stimulus packages must ensure bailout dollars are funneled to workers, not executives or shareholders.
If we can learn one thing from the pandemic, it’s that the United States must provide high-quality health care for all — including undocumented immigrants.
Trump’s message to governors on lifesaving medical equipment — “get it yourselves” — is grimly appropriate in a country without national health care.
The government should provide direct wage subsidies to airline workers while restricting CEO pay to no more than 50 times median wages.
From coronavirus testing to treating health impacts of climate change, universal healthcare and publicly owned production of medicine are key to adaptation.
Militarism is a hallmark of U.S. policy, at home and abroad. The impacts of militarism are often invisibilized, or so deeply woven into the fabric of our society that many of us take for granted the ways in which they show up in our day-to-day...