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COVID-19 Will Kill More People Worldwide Due to Water Shortages 6.4.2020 Truthout.com
COVID-19 Will Kill More People Worldwide Due to Water Shortages
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'It's like we're expendable': Detroit's first responders fall to COVID-19 pandemic 2.4.2020 LA Times: Nation

The homicide captain is dead. The jail commander is dead. The police chief is ill. 'You pretty much gotta kill somebody to get arrested,' a sergeant says.

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These groups are among the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic 31.3.2020 Raw Story
How is the COVID-19 crisis impacting the most vulnerable among us? Tens of millions of Americans fit that description – the poor, the homeless, immigrants, the detained and incarcerated, the precariously employed and the uninsured. Nearly one-quarter of adult Americans do not have access to medical benefits, paid sick leave or access to medical care. […]
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MN homeless shelters struggle to provide safety, distance to prevent COVID-19 27.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Advocates for Minnesota’s homeless are pleading for more state resources to help protect the vulnerable population in crowded shelters and emergency centers.
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Punitive Measures Worsen the Homelessness Crisis. We Must Guarantee Housing. 22.3.2020 Truthout.com
Punitive Measures Worsen the Homelessness Crisis. We Must Guarantee Housing.
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Failures of American capitalism are laid bare with Coronavirus pandemic 22.3.2020 Raw Story
As it turns out, American capitalism doesn’t hold up all that well under the stresses and strains of a virulent pandemic. In the face of the coronavirus, that stingy “real time delivery” dictum taught in business school to guide how we deploy labor and distribute stuff can be a recipe for needlessly high body counts and […]
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Sharpton: 'To My Surprise,' President Trump Called Me to Discuss Coronavirus and the Poor 22.3.2020 NewsBusters
Al Sharpton opened his MSNBC show this evening by announcing that, in response to his "moral appeal" to the White House, President Trump, "to my surprise," had called him to discuss the compassionate treatment of the homeless and incarcerated in light of the coronavirus ...
MSNBC's Velshi: Use Pandemic to Enact More Welfare in U.S. 21.3.2020 NewsBusters
Anchoring his eponymous Saturday morning show on MSNBC, NBC business correspondent Ali Velshi gave a commentary in which he called for the U.S. to exploit the coronavirus pandemic to enact permanent welfare policies to fix the country's capitalism which he alleged is ...
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Trump administration blocks states from using Medicaid to respond to coronavirus crisis 13.3.2020 LA Times: Health

As states scramble to control the spread of coronavirus, the Trump administration is denying them key tools to use their Medicaid safety net programs to respond to the crisis.

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Tampons, pads and politics mesh amid push in Colorado for access to menstrual supplies 11.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As a national movement for better access to menstrual products gains steam, “period equity” activists in Colorado are finding the path to change isn’t straight. Although Denver last summer repealed sales taxes on menstrual products and the state now requires supplies to be provided in prisons, an effort to repeal the statewide sales tax on the products failed. So, activists assemble supply kits to donate to those who need them.
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Along a scenic highway, a road map of California's hope and anxiety 1.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Up and down State Route 33, which runs from Ventura to Stockton, rural Californians fear for the future.

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Q&A: Amy Klobuchar on the difference between talking a good game and getting things done 29.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Los Angeles Times editorial board talks with Amy Klobuchar about her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Op-Ed: Trump's 2021 budget explains Jeff Bezos' monster house deal and L.A.'s homeless crisis 21.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The most draconian cuts in Trump's proposed 2021 budget represent a White House intent on fueling American inequality.

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Is being a billionaire a disqualifier for office? 16.2.2020 Raw Story
As predicted in this space back in December, phase one of the Bloomberg 2020 media coronation is well underway. The former Mayor of New York City has spent years funneling hundreds of millions of dollars to non-profits, cultural institutions, the academy, and political candidates. Now, it has paid off with a bumper crop of endorsements. In […]
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‘The English have landed’: France finally starts lifting menstrual taboo 14.2.2020 Raw Story
The French are world-leaders when it comes to coining euphemisms for women’s periods, including one derived from the Battle of Waterloo. Spurred on by a new generation of female activists, they are finally coming to terms with a natural and inevitable aspect of women’s lives – and looking for ways to improve their wellbeing.   […]
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Endorsement: Mark Ridley-Thomas for City Council. Again 10.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Voters would have a hard time finding another candidate with Mark Ridley-Thomas' experience and knowledge, as well as his list of accomplishments.

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Trump’s Homelessness Czar Seeks to Further Criminalize the Homeless 9.2.2020 Truthout.com
Robert Marbut has urged localities to stop “enabling” the homeless by providing free meals on city ...
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Ocasio-Cortez Testifies: There's A 'State Of Denial' About Poverty In US 7.2.2020 Crooks Liars
Calling on her fellow lawmakers to pass legislation she put forward last year to better recognize—and move to eradicate—poverty in the United States, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez testified before her own House committee Wednesday about the U.S. government's willful failure to understand how many Americans are living in destitution. Ocasio-Cortez joined several anti-poverty campaigners in testifying at a hearing regarding the effects of Trump administration policies on child poverty, hunger, homelessness, and healthcare. The first-term New York Democrat argued that the government's formula for calculating poverty—used long before President Donald Trump was in office—makes it impossible to account for the financial devastation millions of Americans face. "The current level of the poverty line has simply been calculated by the price of minimum dietary requirements times three," Ocasio-Cortez said. "The current poverty line assumes that you have a spouse at home full-time, taking care of your children. The ...
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Serving up organic vegetarian soup and a side of dignity 6.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Those who eat at A Soup for You! — a “radical soup kitchen” — order their meals and are seated at regular tables, just as they would at a restaurant. The chef behind the concept says it’s about treating everybody with respect.
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More Trainings Are Not the Answer to Police Violence Against Disabled People 4.2.2020 Truthout.com
More Trainings Are Not the Answer to Police Violence Against Disabled People
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