Stir Crazy! #7: Is Capitalism a Virus?

Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join Real News’ Steve Horn, and Charles Lenchner, along with act.tv Twitch Streamer Jocelyn Macurdy Keatts, and Political Consultant and Community Organizer Marcus Ferrell as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today. The post Stir Crazy! … Continue reading “Stir Crazy! #7: Is Capitalism a Virus?”

6.6 Million People Filed For Unemployment Last Week

The $2.2 trillion stimulus did nothing to help working people. Even before the new data was released, writer Brendan O’Connor said tenants were facing eviction and organizing rent strikes to help each other survive the economic crisis of COVID-19. The post 6.6 Million People Filed For Unemployment Last Week appeared first on The Real News … Continue reading “6.6 Million People Filed For Unemployment Last Week”

What Happened To Cuba-US Relations Under Trump?

Eddie Conway talks to Dr. Ken Morgan from Baltimore and Professor Luis Montero-Cabrera about Cuba’s relief efforts and doctors, the cost of hostile relations with the US, and how Americans can still travel to Cuba under Trump’s restrictions. The post What Happened To Cuba-US Relations Under Trump? appeared first on The Real News Network.

Turkey Indicts 20 Saudis For Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Turkey prepared the charges while internally grappling with the coronavirus, accusing Saudi Arabia of hiding the spread of COVID-19 after finding new cases in returning Turkish citizens. The post Turkey Indicts 20 Saudis For Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Amidst COVID-19 Crisis appeared first on The Real News Network.

Insurance Companies Already Know How They’ll Profit From COVID-19

40 million people just lost their health insurance along with their jobs. Former Cigna VP Wendell Potter says tying health insurance to employment has made the outbreak devastating for people, but not for insurance companies. The post Insurance Companies Already Know How They’ll Profit From COVID-19 appeared first on The Real News Network.

COVID-19 Pandemic Illuminates Anti-Chinese Racism And Xenophobia

Eddie Conway talks with professor Dylan Rodriguez about how COVID-19 has exposed anti-Chinese sentiment, how it’s inseparable from anti-immigrant, anti-Black, and colonial violence, and how radical movements must include collective care to survive. The post COVID-19 Pandemic Illuminates Anti-Chinese Racism And Xenophobia appeared first on The Real News Network.

Climate Crisis: COVID-19 Brings Big Oil Deregulation, Low Auto Emissions, No Green Stimulus

Welcome back to TRNN’s Climate Crisis News Roundup. In the coming weeks, this column will increasingly focus on the intersection between COVID-19 and the climate crisis. If you have a story you think deserves a spot in the roundup, get in touch with me at steve@therealnews.com or on Twitter at @SteveAHorn. You can read last … Continue reading “Climate Crisis: COVID-19 Brings Big Oil Deregulation, Low Auto Emissions, No Green Stimulus”

Spain Nationalized Private Clinics To Fight COVID-19—What Happens After The Pandemic?

Spain faced the second worst infection rate in Europe, and took control of the country’s private health care companies to improve its response. What does this mean for Spain’s public health care system going forward? The post Spain Nationalized Private Clinics To Fight COVID-19—What Happens After The Pandemic? appeared first on The Real News Network.

Stir Crazy!

Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join Real News’ Kim Brown, Charles Lenchner, Tunde Ogunfolaju, and Lisa Snowden-McCray as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today. The post Stir Crazy! appeared first on The Real News Network.

Will The Baltimore Orioles Step Up To The Plate For Their Concession Workers?

Major League Baseball has pledged $1 million per team for ballpark employees facing financial hardship from the delay of the baseball season because of the coronavirus, but hundreds of concession workers who serve food at Baltimore Orioles games don’t know if they will be paid. The 700 concession workers are contractors employed by Delaware North … Continue reading “Will The Baltimore Orioles Step Up To The Plate For Their Concession Workers?”

Nationalization Roundtable

With the advent of COVID-19 and an unprecedented economic shock, measures that were a month ago far outside the mainstream policy debate have moved to center stage. One of the most startling—at least to those unfamiliar with the history of US federal policy responses to previous crises—is nationalization. For instance, New York State governor Andrew … Continue reading “Nationalization Roundtable”

Sanitation Workers Strike Over Lack Of Protection From Coronavirus

Sanitation workers with Teamsters Local 249 in Pittsburgh were sent home with pay on March 25 after they carried out a wildcat strike—refused to work without strike authorization—due to unsafe working conditions and a lack of hazard pay. The action comes at a time frontline ‘essential’ workers are increasingly speaking out over the unsafe conditions … Continue reading “Sanitation Workers Strike Over Lack Of Protection From Coronavirus”

Palestine Is Occupied, Segregated, And About To Face COVID-19

Israel’s military control of Gaza and the West Bank has only grown more brutal during the pandemic. Workers are held in quarantine, prisoners have been infected, and Israel is withholding money that could be used to help contain the outbreak. The post Palestine Is Occupied, Segregated, And About To Face COVID-19 appeared first on The … Continue reading “Palestine Is Occupied, Segregated, And About To Face COVID-19”

Nurses Protest Lack Of Personal Protective Equipment In COVID-19 Pandemic

Nurses staged protests at hospitals across California on March 24 demanding personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary to keep them safe from contracting and spreading COVID-19. They chanted “What do we want? PPE! When do we want it? Now!” outside of the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, ABC7 News reported. “We have not been getting the … Continue reading “Nurses Protest Lack Of Personal Protective Equipment In COVID-19 Pandemic”

Teach For America: Fueling Educational Gaps In California

Student success is tied to teacher expertise, yet TFA only trains its members for five weeks before placing them in schools. One lawmaker says these programs need to be banned from classrooms if California wants to close its education gap. The post Teach For America: Fueling Educational Gaps In California appeared first on The Real … Continue reading “Teach For America: Fueling Educational Gaps In California”

Nation’s Leader In Jailing Young Black Men Isn’t Protecting Them From COVID-19

Gov. Larry Hogan has earned praise for his response to COVID-19. But Maryland leads the nation in jailing young Black men, and advocates say he’s failing to protect Maryland’s prison population. The post Nation’s Leader In Jailing Young Black Men Isn’t Protecting Them From COVID-19 appeared first on The Real News Network.

Wall Street Before Main Street: COVID-19 Relief Plans Will Hurt Workers

What relief will American workers get after the government poured $2.2 trillion into banks and businesses? Economist Dr. Jack Rasmus explains why the bailout for workers needs to be as big as the bailout for banks. The post Wall Street Before Main Street: COVID-19 Relief Plans Will Hurt Workers appeared first on The Real News … Continue reading “Wall Street Before Main Street: COVID-19 Relief Plans Will Hurt Workers”