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January 2021 Volume 45, Issue 1

Rural America
From Mad Cow Disease To a Failed Pandemic Response
Health officials did too little, too late to control an outbreak of mad cow disease in the 80s. Sound familiar?
Frank Carber
Dispatch
Here's Why the People Who Pick Our Food Are Going Hungry During Covid
Historic discrimination has left farmworkers with fewer protections than other workers, a practice known as agricultural exceptionalism.
Allison Salerno
Culture
Public Wailing as Political Dissent
Both personal and political, wailing disrupts the social order.
Renee Simms
DispatchLabor
Workers Resist Pandemic-Era Disaster Capitalism in Ecuador
The Ecuador government took advantage of the pandemic to slash workers’ rights.
Kimberley Brown
Viewpoint
For the First Time, the Progressive Caucus Will Have Real Power
New rules will help Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) turn the caucus into a force to be reckoned with.
Joel Bleifuss
Viewpoint
If We Don’t Break Up Big Tech, We’ll All Be Uber Drivers Soon
Big tech is a common enemy for workers and small business owners—but some on the Left just don't see it.
Moe Tkacik
Shemoi Edwards
InvestigationGoodman Institute
Immigrants Detained by ICE Say They Were Thrown in Solitary for Requesting Covid-19 Tests
During an outbreak at Etowah County Detention Center, immigrants say solitary confinement was also used as medical isolation, against ICE guidelines.
Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven
Dispatch
The MAGA Army Tries to Drag America to Hell
Dear Leader Trump's toy soldiers make one last stand on the streets of Washington, DC
Hamilton Nolan

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