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Washington Farmworkers Become COVID-19 Guniea Pigs

The novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout Central Washington

Workers Return to Jobs with Quarantine Haircuts

Workers may return to work after COVID-19 with out the proper haircut.

The Fury of the Virus, the Folly of War

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan “Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19,” United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said on March 23rd. “The virus...


This week the COVID-related strike in Washington state's Yakima Valley quadrupled in size, as workers walked out at three more apple packinghouses

Supreme Court Oral Argument: President Trump’s Financial Records

Supreme Court Oral Argument on Congressional Subpoenas for President Trump's Financial Records The Supreme Court hears oral argument via teleconference due to the coronavirus pandemic. This...

Summers are Tomatoes and Popsicles

Families maintain the memories of their loved ones impacted by Alzheimer's disease.

Mexican Border Workers Strike Against COVID, But the U.S. Keeps the Factories Open

At first, workers in the factories took action to shut them down, a move widely supported in border cities. But as the owners themselves resisted, they got the help of the U.S. government. The Trump administration put enormous pressure on the Mexican government and economy, vulnerable because of its dependence on the U.S. market.

Spanish “Flu” Reaches Town on Schedule, Public Meetings Taboo and Halls and Churches Ordered Closed

—San Pedro News Pilot, Volume 6, Number 10, 11 October 1918 By the summer of 1919, the flu pandemic came to an end. Those that...

Congress Is Investigating Whether a Ventilator Company Is Gouging the U.S. — and Why the Government Is Letting It Happen

A congressional subcommittee is questioning a federal decision to pay quadruple the price for the commercial version of a ventilator Royal Philips N.V. had...

In Harm’s Way

Workers at high risk of unemployment in the COVID-19 pandemic By Daniel Flaming and Patrick Burns In just one month, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread...

How to Borrow CARES Act Money and Legally Not Pay it Back

By David Rabinovitz Since publishing our deep dive on the subject last week, we have heard from many readers who completed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application...

Work and Poverty in the Date Palms

David Bacon photo documents families, homes, and the culture of indigenous Purepecha people from the Mexican state of Michoacan - the main indigenous group in the farm labor workforce of the Coachella Valley.

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Social Media Spreads Fear on Anti-fascism Caravan

For four years, thousands of people descended upon San Pedro to see the latest in advanced military vessels, vehicles and weapons along...