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a lot of companies are using #covid19 as a way to attempt to bypass FDA approval (already a corrupted, game-able process) and get unproven products on the market
if theranos was still around we would have their bloodtests in every city literally doing nothing
this shit-show brought to you by privatized, for-profit healthcare
On latest #ThisIsAmerica, we talk with @MichaelSLaufer, who is part of a group of anarchists making their own medicine, present an interview with someone who helped organize a successful #RentStrike in #Seattle + discuss push by elites to work us to death. https://itsgoingdown.org/this-is-america-111-get-busy-living/
Britney Spears calls for a general strike, implores fans to “redistribute wealth”
I think I must be experiencing a fever dream
covid, PNW/OR question
@Moss ok, that makes the numbers make sense
"People in prisons, jails, and detention centers are at high risk of infection and have seriously abridged access to health care and hygiene within facilities. The overcrowded and unsanitary conditions of confinement, coupled with inadequate, neglectful, and often punitive responses to medical needs, mean that COVID-19 poses serious risks to this population."
Check out this guide to supporting prisoners during the COVID19 pandemic.
The shock doctrine in action: suspending civil liberties and giving the Trump administration the ability to imprison people without trial
ALERT: "The Justice Department has quietly asked Congress for the ability to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies — part of a push for new powers that comes as the coronavirus spreads through the United States." https://…
Million Mask Challenge (Seattle sewers wanted)
Western #WAState is the hardest hit region of the country. For those in the #Seattle area with a willing heart, the ability to sew and a sewing machine, we have an opportunity to help make masks now. We created kits that will include all the materials you need to make 100 masks. This kit includes lab-tested medical-grade material. This material is not available for purchase commercially, which is why we are supplying it.
the exclusion of anticapitalistic perspectives in the commentariat becomes very apparent when they say "X industry shouldn't be affected"
we are people, with friends and family, not cogs. we are all affected.
The giant apparatus corporations use to externalize the cost of socially reproducing us for the next day of work has broken down and been replaced by anxiety and physical isolation
that will/is affecting everyone fuck off
phone zap now (3/19, 12pm PST) / COVID19 and ICE detention in California
Please call *67 (209) 547-3723 and demand that everyone be released from Yuba County Jail
Refugees and victims of domestic abuse have lower immune responses because of their trauma. There are cancer survivors and immunocompromised people in Yuba right now who need your support.
This Google doc has all the necessary information AND phone scripts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qXdeTFoLA38WT6oOOrCke6VWsoDkUrqf7YwTw5VAAHc/
At the same time that Trump was downplaying covid-19, Richard Burr gave a speech to a private meeting saying that the opposite would be true https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19
covid-19, article link
Surviving the Virus: An Anarchist Guide
a manager where i work was saying that his friend (brother? i dont remember) is "getting screwed" bc he owns a lot of apartments across the US and because of the moratoriums on evictions tenants are choosing to not pay rent "just because they know they can get away with it"
in case you needed to be reminded that landlords are fucking terrible leeches
what i imagine will happen is:
1. cases go way down due to current measures
2. somewhere like nyc lifts the measures
3. huge street party to celebrate being "done" with the virus
4. whole new uptick starts at that party
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