pandemic

  • Nurses Picket Over Lack of Protection From Ongoing Viral Pandemic

    May 21, 2020
    Saint Paul, MN – Hundreds of medical professionals and supporters held an informational picket demanding their employer Allina Health, along with the Minnesota Department of Health, provide increased personal protective equipment (PPE) “with higher safety standards.” After the May 20 picket outside United Hospital protesters…...
  • MN Demonstrations, Demands to Free Prisoners Escalate

    April 30, 2020
    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…...
  • 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…...
  • 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…...
  • 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…...