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Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The Decade of Transformation is Here

Remaking the Economy for the People

March 31, 2020 · 1 Comment

Chard deNiord: Last Goodbye in the Time of Corona

The darkness arrived without your voice
or touch, my love, and yet I heard
your voice and felt your hand in mine.

March 31, 2020 · 3 Comments

Robert Walicki: Storm

It’s 40 degrees, and windy enough to lift us
off the edge of the earth, and this hospital roof,

where we drop the heads of metal snakes down stacks,
next to exhaust vents carrying the breath of the dying

March 26, 2020 · 4 Comments

Jill Richardson: We are all in this together

Why we can’t be okay with other people bearing the brunt of a pandemic or recession.

March 24, 2020 · 5 Comments

Arie Kruglanski: 3 ways the coronavirus pandemic is changing who we are

The stressful external forces this pandemic unleashed are exerting a deep internal effect. Little by little, they are changing who we are and how we relate to people and the world.

March 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Belinda Kong: How Chinese people came together when separated by quarantine, creating hope, humor and art

Fear and blame appear to be fast becoming Americans’ defining emotions around COVID-19. Headlines seem to offer either worst-case estimates or government leaders’ mutual accusations. Amid the bewildering figures and … Continue reading

March 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Robert Okaji: Postcard from Pandemic

They stack their cart with essentials:
frozen garlic, six packages of grilled
mushrooms, fifteen cans of garbanzo
beans, three bottles of truffle oil

March 17, 2020 · 7 Comments

Laurie Marhoefer: COVID-19 | Three lessons from the AIDS crisis

The U.S. made serious mistakes when the HIV virus and AIDS emerged. Those errors cost many lives. But our nation learned a few things, too.

March 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ellen Brown: The Fed’s Baffling Response to the Coronavirus Explained

The next time the country’s largest banks become insolvent, rather than bailing banks out, Congress should nationalize them.

March 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

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