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Torturing Our Prisoners

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On September 25, 2020
Our society tortures people all the time. They are the millions thrown behind bars and forgotten about. As we know, prisons are hot beds of COVID. Prisoners in Richmond started asking questions. So what did the prison guards do in response? On August 29th, Tobias Hill was sitting in his cell at the Richmond City […]
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The United States may have dumpster fire leadership. But at least the Navajo Nation has figured out COVID-19. Earlier this year, the Navajo Nation Reservation was a major hot spot for coronavirus cases. Now, it’s seen a day without a single positive case. It’s a turning point in its battle against the virus. Navajo Nation […]
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Where We Stand on COVID Today

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On September 3, 2020
Speaking of Dayen, let me also link to his overview of where we stand in terms of COVID that came up today. The virus appears to be gaining in Midwestern college towns like Grand Forks, North Dakota and Ames, Iowa, where thousands of Iowa State University students and faculty are either sick or in quarantine. […]

COVID Gag Rule

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On August 27, 2020

Josh Eidelson on how corporations are intimidating employees to not reveal COVID infections. In the past few months, U.S. businesses have been on a silencing spree. Hundreds of U.S. employers across a

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The Trump NLRB is so, so special. In a series of five memos to their regional directors the NLRB instructed them to dismiss various cases regarding COVID-19 related charges against employers. The board concluded that an employer is not obligated to engage in midterm bargaining regarding union proposals for paid sick leave and hazard pay […]

Fine ‘Em!

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On August 18, 2020

Among the many ways that our nation has failed in its COVID response is not using the government to make masks mandatory. And the only way to do that–fine the violators and then fine them again

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