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Image description: a gold minivan is painted with the words "Abolish I.C.E." and "Free Them Now" on the windows and sides of the vehicle. A protester's arm holds a sign aloft outside the passenger window; the sign reads "Abolish ICE"

MN Demonstrations, Demands to Free Prisoners Escalate

Maple Grove, MN – Demonstrators have been ramping up organizing efforts to ensure the safety of incarcerated and detained people during the coronavirus state of emergency. The repeated message is that no imprisoned person deserves to die from COVID–19.

Update: On May 2 we covered…

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Woman has her movement papers checked in Athens, Greece

A Country Quarantined, Coronavirus in Greece Part 1

Athens, Greece – While their regional neighbor Italy is throttled by the coronavirus pandemic, the country of Greece has been enduring strict quarantine measures, resulting in relatively low numbers of infections. Since the shutdown there’ve been nearly 2,500 confirmed COVID–19 cases with 130 deaths.
During…

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Who’s Calling to ‘Liberate Minnesota’, and Why?

St. Paul, MN – In opposition to the state of Minnesota’s Stay At Home order, over five hundred people protested in front of the Governor’s Residence on Friday, April 17. The protest, called ‘Liberate Minnesota‘, was one in a slew of recent right-wing protests across…

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Image shows two medical personnel wearing full-body personal protective equipment, including blue nitrile gloves, surgical masks, and face shields. The medic on the right is holding a test swab in their right hand and a vial in their left; the person on the left is holding information about the sample.

Living with COVID–19

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…

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Philly Mayor and Judges Pressured To Release Inmates From Jail

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…