“Stay at Home, Stay Alive, Organize, Organize”

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23.05.2020 – New York City – Amy Goodman

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“Stay at Home, Stay Alive, Organize, Organize”
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We’re between two historical epochs now: BC and AC — Before COVID-19 and After COVID-19. Established institutions, entrenched regimes and powerful corporations are well-positioned to navigate the uncharted waters of this in-between, “DC,” or “During COVID-19” time. Less equipped are the poor and working class, unable to gather safely, to protest, to rally for better conditions. The novel coronavirus has amplified the gross inequality that dominates our society. Just look at the disconnect between the stock market and the plight of workers. It seems with every announcement of historic job losses, the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 shoot upward. On Wall Street, they’re counting gains, while on Main Street, they’re digging graves.

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