COVID-19 put a spotlight on the problematic intersection of capitalism, charity and food apartheid as it relates to low-income or working-class communities of color. But there are steps we can take now to build solidarity in our food system.
Photographer Scott Heins visited groups that are working to stem the tide of NYC’s food crisis. This photo essay shows the inspiring depth of commitment, creativity, and good humor of staff members and volunteers showed as they did all they could to help as many families as possible.
A new, profoundly sinister nature is rapidly emerging from the fire rubble at the expense of landscapes we once considered sacred. Our imaginations can barely encompass the speed or scale of the catastrophe in California and beyond.
Because of the economic turmoil caused by COVID-19, millions of U.S. households have lost utility services or are at risk of being disconnected from their electricity, water and internet services. In America, access to electricity, clean water, and internet aren’t treated as basic human rights. They’re privileges.
The Democratic Party machine is a hollow shell, a monopoly whose product appeals to relatively few but thrived because it could smother any competition. Since a real opposition finally got organized, the machine has repeatedly been overwhelmed.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new barriers to sex workers simply to trying to provide for themselves, However, the sex work community is, and always has been, resilient.
The use of tear gas feels less like police are engaging in defense or de-escalation than in offense, escalating the confrontations and intending to cause protesters pain.
Sports in 2020 are a complicated entity. Our natural inclination is to gravitate towards things that are familiar. Sports is certainly one of those things. But it is incredibly difficult to remove our present reality from the games we love.
Reopening library buildings in a way that is safe, accessible, and communal will be a gradual process that is full of challenges, but it is also an urgently necessary step.
What Canadian and US immigration regimes could not do to asylum seekers through the law, they have done through restrictions imposed because of COVID-19.