A months-long quarantine, an unemployment rate of nearly 20% and rising, and the string of horrific police violence against Black Americans has climaxed in unimaginable frustration.
Demolishing homes of poor residents in Accra while under lockdown, tells us all we need to know about the Ghanaian state’s treatment of working class people.
In rural areas of our Latin America, peasants, indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants with control over their livelihoods have decided to close their territories due to COVID-19.
Criticism of the WHO and the US government’s funding halt are evidence of the Trump administration’s misjudgment of the current crisis and of ignorance of the organization’s mandate.
As COVID-19 brings to light the class, gender, and racial relations that structure our societies, it should also compel us to criticize and denounce what passed as normality before the pandemic.
COVID-19 is now pushing hundreds of thousands of the city’s residents further into housing insecurity, and in search for answers to systemic housing problems that were already lurking just below the surface.
Introducing a collective project, led by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s New York and Brussels offices, which asserts that climate and COVID-19 represent two sides of the same crisis, and that they must now be addressed together.
The city Department of Homeless Services is in the process of making as many as 2,500 hotel rooms available as isolation spaces for sick or elderly residents of the city homeless shelters. Yet most of the shelter system’s 17,000 single adults, and all of 3,500 known residents of the city’s streets and subways have no space to isolate themselves.
By Cynthia Miller-Idriss. Within the span of a few weeks, the social and academic lives of over 91% of the…
The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the contradictions laid bare underneath the glitz and glamour of New York. New York, a global hub, center to finance, arts, and culture, is at the same time a city facing an inequality crisis bringing along poverty, homelessness, and displacement.