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Living in Pandemic Purgatory, Up Close and Personal

Belle Chesler Tom Dispatch
A world unraveling amid smoke and death and how one teacher and her students dealt with it. The pandemic served as a stark reminder of at least two things: that the nuclear family is not enough and that schools can’t be its sole safety net.

Friday Nite Videos | March 19, 2021

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Raphael Warnock Gives FIRST Speech From the Senate Floor. Rep. Grace Meng Says Asian Americans Have Been “Screaming Out for Help.” Inside the Fight to Unionize an Amazon Facility. Q: Into the Storm. The Biggest Deficit You’ve Never Heard Of.

Teachers Are on a Tightrope With No Safety Net

Emily James Independent Media Institute
Schools are making the hybrid learning plan work as best they can, but our teachers are likely not okay. They are getting the work done—but their physical, emotional, and mental health may be suffering in the process.

14 Successful Ballot Initiatives to Reduce Inequality

Brian Wakamo Inequality.org
On Nov. 3, voters in many states and cities approved a variety of inequality-related proposals, from taxing the wealthy to increasing the minimum wage and tenant protections.

Higher Education In America Being Built On Mountains Of Debt

Mary Green Swig, Steven L. Swig, David A. Bergeron and Richard "RJ" Eskow BigNewsNetwork
student in empty classroom It is time to recognize that the cruel experiment in financing higher education through student loans has failed. Inescapable debt is a major driver of social collapse. It has made the racial wealth gap worse and weakened the entire economy...
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