Author: Andrew Thompson

Activists urge jail release

A coalition of New Jersey based immigrant, labor, political and community organizations supports the demands of hunger strikers at the Essex County jail, who want to free immigrants held at that facility under a contract with Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE).…

Blame the rich for climate crisis

A new study has found extreme disparity in the use of energy among richer and poorer people – both within countries and among them. The study examined energy inequality for income classes across 86 countries, from highly industrialized to developing…

Coronavirus Response Plan

The most important thing you can do to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic is remain up-to-date on the latest public health guidelines and take all recommended precautions. Be sure to check the CDC website regularly.  Our team has used…

British travel added to ban

The US government expanded its travel ban on most European countries to include Britain and Ireland as it seeks to contain the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. President Donald Trump originally exempted Britain and Ireland, where he operates several financially…

Sickness won’t slow war

Despite the terrifying pandemic that has overwhelmed Iran and is spreading rapidly throughout the United States, the crisis between the two countries that began when the Trump administration abandoned the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is picking up steam. The risk…

Coronavirus closes congregations

Dozens of national and local events have been canceled or postponed in recent days as companies, organizations and governments try to reduce the number of people exposed to the coronavirus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advocates “social…

Trump confuses public about virus

President Donald Trump is confusing the public with lies and uninformed statements about exposure to the deadly virus, even as he declared a national emergency. The president said the United States is in far better shape than other countries, which…

China blames USA for virus

Chinese government officials are claiming the U.S. is the responsible for the global coronavirus outbreak, which reportedly started in the Wuhan province. The Centers for Disease Control asserts that the disease is linked to a large seafood and animal market…

Jewish group endorses Sanders

IfNotNow, a 35,000-member movement within the American Jewish community focused on bringing peace to the Middle East, today endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for president.  “IfNotNow is building an inspiring movement of young Jews working to promote peace in the Middle…