A healthy populace with regular access to affordable health care is the best defence against epidemics like the COVID-19 outbreak.
Denis Moynihan is a writer and radio producer who writes a weekly column with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman.
The coronavirus epidemic demands a concerted, professional, fully funded global public health response. But the Trump administration appears wholly unprepared to deal with the current situation.
From Canada to Costa Rica, universal health care is already a reality. Perhaps when the U.S. presidential election is over, sensible health policy can become a reality in the U.S., too.
During Bloomberg's tenure as New York mayor, five million predominantly black and brown youths were stopped under "stop and frisk." Now he wants communities of colour to accept his apology.
Iowa and New Hampshire are home to some of the oldest and whitest populations in the U.S. Those states do not represent the Democratic party's diverse supporter base.
Failure to support transgender people, especially youth, can lead to a cascade of problems, from physical and mental health problems, self-harm and being victimized by discrimination and violence.
As U.S. President Donald J. Trump faces trial for impeachment in the Senate, torture victims sit through pretrial hearings in Guantanamo Bay. Both cases are unlikely to deliver truth and justice.
Moms 4 Housing, a collective of homeless and marginally housed mothers, are fighting against real estate speculators and profiteers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We should be skeptical when Trump, or any leader, invokes secret "intelligence" to justify their violent actions.
Democracy is a constant struggle. From the suffragettes to today's voting rights advocates, securing the right to vote should be a common pursuit of us all.