Ecuador: Healthcare Workers Protest Against Reactionary Government

By Felipe Vera On April 24, approximately 100 healthcare workers from the San Vicente de Paul Hospital in Ibarra, with the support of the Defense Front for Worker’s Rights-Imbabura (FDDT-I), led a combative protest fighting for a 14-point platform to address cuts in healthcare funding, layoffs, and a lack of protective equipment and COVID-19 testing for healthcare workers among other demands. In a matter of … Continue reading Ecuador: Healthcare Workers Protest Against Reactionary Government

New York: Nurses Rally Outside Hospital Demanding Personal Protective Equipment

Cover Image: Striking Nurses at Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, NY By Nélida Tello Frontline nurses and community members rallied outside of the Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, New York on Saturday, demanding appropriate and sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. The outbreak has further overwhelmed an already ill-equipped and insufficient healthcare system where working conditions have only worsened, … Continue reading New York: Nurses Rally Outside Hospital Demanding Personal Protective Equipment

Austin: Reactionary City Prohibits Gatherings Greater Than 10 and Threatens $1,000 Fine

By Ed Dalton Austin Mayor Steve Adler announced this Tuesday that the city was not only shuttering bars and restaurants, but barring all gatherings of more than ten people, threatening a $1,000 fine for violators. This number goes beyond the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation of cancelling gatherings of more than 50. According to the ruling class newspaper the Austin American Statesman, “Adler and Eckhardt … Continue reading Austin: Reactionary City Prohibits Gatherings Greater Than 10 and Threatens $1,000 Fine