Latest in: COVID-19

  • Living with COVID–19

    April 17, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – The scarcity of coronavirus testing in the United States is significantly impacting the country’s ability to combat the spread of COVID–19. Working- and lower-class people can’t get tested unless they are critically ill. Even frontline health care workers experiencing symptoms are…...
  • Philly Mayor and Judges Pressured To Release Inmates From Jail

    April 15, 2020
    Philadelphia, PA – For the second time in a week, protesters have converged on city hall. They are demanding that Mayor Jim Kenney and judges in the First Judicial District move to immediately release prisoners from Philadelphia jails to avoid COVID–19 outbreaks. Several prisoners in…...
  • Calls for Rent and Mortgage Freeze Outside MN Legislature

    April 14, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – Dozens of activists held a car demonstration outside of the Minnesota Legislative building as the House went into session on April 14. The protest was pushing for mortgage and rent payment cancellation, keeping public housing public, housing for the unhoused, and…...
  • What Is Coronavirus and How Do Humans Defeat It?

    April 10, 2020
    Accompanying worldwide awareness of the COVID–19 pandemic is an understandable fear of the disease as well as misunderstandings of what causes it. Microscopic germs, invisible to the naked eye and which can spread silently from person to person, are the cause of this infectious disease.…...
  • Car Protest Demands Philadelphia Officials Release Prisoners To Save Lives In Pandemic Crisis

    April 10, 2020
    Philadelphia, PA – Protesters gathered by car outside city hall to demand that Philly Mayor Jim Kenney and other city officials take swift action to release prisoners from local jails as the COVID-19 pandemic crisis intensifies. Jails and prisons have become some of the largest…...
  • ‘Cancel Rent’ Demo Calls for a Rent and Mortgage Payment Freeze as COVID-19 Spreads

    April 9, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on daily life, hundreds participated in a socially-distant car demonstration demanding the cancellation/freezing of all rent and mortgage payments. Defying the statewide Stay at Home order yet practicing proper physical distancing, the demo lasted…...
  • Coronavirus in the Caribbean: COVID–19 Update from Puerto Rico

    April 2, 2020
    Guánica, Puerto Rico – The Caribbean archipelago, not yet fully recovered from 2017’s devastating Hurricane Maria, has been experiencing daily tremors for over 95 days on its southern shore. Now, yet another threat is making its way across the main island — the highly-infectious new…...
  • ‘Never Again’ Demo Demands Release of Detainees Amidst COVID–19 Pandemic

    March 30, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – As the coronavirus continues to spread, activists in Minnesota are speaking out for the safety of those behind bars. On Friday, March 27, hours before a Stay at Home order was to go into effect, over 100 protesters held a socially…...
  • South Africa Under Lockdown as COVID–19 Spreads

    March 29, 2020
    Durban, Kawzulu-Natal, South Africa – On March 5, 2020, South Africa reported its first official case of coronavirus (COVID–19) in the Kwazulu-Natal province. Since then, the virus has expanded into all nine provinces, infecting at least 1,280 people and killing two. On March 23, President…...
  • Providing Mutual Aid Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic in Minnesota’s Twin Cities

    March 27, 2020
    Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN – Though Minnesota residents have now been ordered to stay at home, Twin Cities community members have been getting creative in recent efforts to provide mutual aid. New information indicates the virus that causes COVID–19 can live up to 17 days on…...