The Perils of Trumpism
“It has been 54 days since we’ve felt the sun on our faces.” COVID-19 is hitting people living in institutions harder than the rest of us. Here’s a gripping story of life on the inside, told by an anonymous incarcerated person in MA.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
Hospital robots are helping fight covid-19. Are they also getting trained to replace humans in some types of hospital work? Happily, Adam Seth Litwin just penned a new paper about health care automation, in conjunction with UC Berkeley Labor & Working Partnerships.
ACRE is hosting a series of webinars this summer that will teach activists about the relationships between the police and financial institutions. The next one is July 15 at 10 am Pacific. Register here.
How non-profit workers in Wisconsin turned their non-profit into a worker-owned coop.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
Want to build a solidarity business? Here’s a new manual, from Geo Coop & others.
Can mutual aid groups grow into standing organizations to address the long-term causes the disproportionate impacts of immediate emergencies?
It’s likely that the pandemic will kill the mall as we know it. Can malls survive by turning into housing?
And while we’re on the subject of housing, check out what the City of Lisbon is doing—working to turn Airbnb-style rentals into housing for essential workers. (h/t to Scott Mintzer for sending me this one.)
Do you want a hydroponic garden the size of a dishwasher, that can grow up to 60 plants? Not yet, but soon.