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Trump’s Empty Shell of a Promise to Renters

Diane Yentel Shelterforce
abandoned housing The time for political games, half-measures, and brinkmanship has long passed. Without significant and sustained congressional action, 30 million to 40 million renters are at risk of being evicted by the end of the year.

How to Avoid Reproduction

Molly Martin Stansbury Forum
Republicans’ answer to the prospect of socialized medicine is, for a growing number of Americans, no healthcare at all. And the attacks on women’s reproductive care continue.

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The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman

Michael Steven Smith Mondoweiss
Susan Reverby’s riveting biography of Alan Berkman is a magnificent book. Berkman was imprisoned in the 60s, convicted for his political work. On regaining his freedom he devoted his life to public health and helping those the system abandoned.

Racism Common Factor in Deaths in '95 Chicago Heat Wave, COVID-19

Maudlyne Ihejirika Maudlyne Ihejirika
Dr. Linda Murray, former chief medical officer for Cook County Department of Public Health, was a doctor serving public housing residents when one of the deadliest heat waves in U.S. history hit Chicago. 25 years later, she sees the same root causes.

Racism Is A Deadly Virus, Too: A Public Health Defense Of These Mass Protests

Mary Bassett, Caroline Buckee and Nancy Krieger New York Daily News
Protesters are in the streets demonstrating against police brutality and white supremacy to protect themselves and their communities because institutions have been killing black people in this country far longer than the coronavirus has.
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