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The wealthy argue safety net programs create an incentive for folks to stop working. They’re wrong, but especially so during pandemics like the coronavirus.
Khury Petersen-Smith and Rebecca Vilkomerson discuss racism and security, and how the coronavirus pandemic gives us an opportunity to redefine security.
International cooperation needs to take priority right now, and countries must stop their wars against one another and against their own populations.
In a deeply unequal America, our democracy clearly has a problem legislating emergency relief without further enriching the already rich.
The owners of sports teams make billions off low-wage stadium workers. With games suspended, those workers deserve help.
“I think this moment global pandemic is showing us very clearly that all human life is interrelated, which means that none of us is safe until all of us are safe.”
The fact that so many Americans are facing dire circumstances now is a direct result of the exploitation economy and we should take this opportunity to change it.
For the far right, the pandemic is a chance to enact border controls and erode the rule of law. It could also expose their utter incompetence.
Closed borders and ICE raids mean crowded detention centers and camps, which is always inhumane. In a pandemic, it’s a global public health threat.
In the face of another global financial crisis, the coronavirus stimulus is an opportunity to finally reorient our economy to serve people over profits.