The United States' healthcare system was already woefully unprepared for the COVID-19 epidemic. Barry Sheppard writes President Donald Trump's flippant attitude has not helped the country deal with the mounting crisis.
Despite a deep economic recession, a profound political crisis and international sanctions that have ravaged its health sector, the South American nation of Venezuela is demonstrating that prioritising lives is possible in the battle against COVID-19, writes Federico Fuentes.
The COVID-19 crisis is highlighting how inadequate the rules governing casual workers really are, writes Leo Crnogorčević.
French President Emanuel Macron hopes to show bosses and the stock market he has a plan for recovery through the next few months, without half a million people dead or mass rioting in the streets, writes John Mullen.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Green Left to temporarily suspend its print production, but we are determined to rise to the challenge over the next weeks and months, write GL editors Pip Hinman and Susan Price.
The federal government is not taking the necessary measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to inmates and staff at its immigration detention facilities, argues Niko Leka.
While the coronavirus sickens more people, Palestinians simultaneously face an older enemy, writes Tamara Nassar.
Governments are opting for authoritarian measures they claim will protect us in the pandemic. Jacob Andrewartha argues their main focus should be educational and service-focused.
As public transport usage collapses, the private operators of Melbourne’s public transport system are seeking a “rescue package”, reports Chris Slee.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has closed down federal parliament, ostensibly for health reasons, and placed corporate CEOs at the helm of his new National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. Paul Gregoire takes aim at this blatant power grab.
The federal government has passed two stimulus packages, largely aimed at helping its corporate mates. Unions need to push hard for income protection and welfare support, argues Tim Gooden.
Library staff closed the doors of all 90 TAFE libraries across New South Wales on March 26, reports Perry Kenny.
While the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone, some groups are more at risk than others and face greater stigmatisation, writes Mary Merkenich.
Zebedee Parkes reports that around the world climate activists are continuing to hold weekly Friday strikes for climate action — now online.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we have all come to realise just how many people have relatively low-paid and insecure work, writes Sam Wainwright.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit the United States hard in the past few weeks. Of reported cases globally so far, the US — with 5% of the world’s population — now has 12% of cases and rising, reports Barry Sheppard.