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Cruel And Unusual Punishment: The Us Prison Pandemic

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

Stay at home. Shelter in place. Maintain social distance. We now know how to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. Containment of the novel coronavirus requires that we act together, as a global community. But not everyone has the freedom to take these steps. The United States is the greatest jailer in the world, with over 2.3 million people in detention...Read more

Testing, triage and tragedy: The Trump pandemic

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

NEW YORK CITY -- An eerie silence pervades the city, punctuated by the wail of ambulance sirens. Streets and sidewalks, which normally would be crowded with New Yorkers heading to restaurants and theaters, are now vacant. This is the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. There are over 65,000 confirmed cases nationally, and ...Read more

Bernie Sanders is not 'Biden' time

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

Former Vice President Joe Biden did well on Super Tuesday II, winning four of the six states in the March 10th Democratic presidential nomination contests: Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi and Missouri. Bernie Sanders won North Dakota, and currently has a narrow lead in Washington, with 67% of votes counted. The cable pundits and Democratic Party ...Read more

 

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