Structural Racism Continues to Beset Pandemic Response 

   On March 29, Eric, the most prominent lay leader at my church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, perished from COVID-19. He was one of 685 people across the United States and one of 15 in Massachusetts to die from the disease that day. On April 6, Eric’s mother Elmo also died from the coronavirus, one of 907 in the US and one of 12 in Massachusetts.        

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Earth Abuse and the Next Pandemic 

Humanity’s transgression of ecological limits has caused widespread damage, including a climate emergency, catastrophic loss of biodiversity, and extensive degradation of soils around the world. Earth abuse is also at the root of the Covid-19 pandemic and the grim likelihood that new pathogens will continue to emerge from other animal species to infect humans.

Source: Earth Abuse and the Next Pandemic – CounterPunch.org

How the Pandemic Laid Bare the Cruelties of Capitalism – 

One thing this pandemic has demonstrated in stark terms is class struggle. Those people deemed essential, though often applauded in public, have been treated as expendable. In truth, they were always treated this way. But this last year has made this struggle visible for anyone paying attention. The medical staff, grocery clerks, janitors, sanitation workers, More

Source: How the Pandemic Laid Bare the Cruelties of Capitalism – CounterPunch.org