WNV's Coronavirus Coverage

From mutual aid to rent strikes to drive-by protests to digital organizing, this is how movements are organizing to respond to the pandemic crisis.

The established order has never been weaker — movements need to get to work

The push toward corporate profits over people’s needs is already happening, but it doesn’t have to go that way if movements start planning big.

May 12, 2020

How Serbian activists started a nationwide anti-authoritarian protest during COVID-19 lockdown

What began as a nightly cheer for healthcare workers has inspired thousands of people to bang pots and pans, blow whistles and blast music to protest Serbia’s ruling regime.

May 7, 2020

How permaculture can build resilience and meet basic needs during a pandemic

As COVID-19 spreads, people are showing a growing interest in permaculture principles and techniques to heal their lives, communities and the planet.

May 4, 2020

I teach nonviolence in the prisons hit hardest by COVID-19. Here’s why we must decarcerate now.

With incarcerated people facing a disproportionate risk during this pandemic, we must remember the inherent worth of all people and their ability to change.

April 28, 2020

Movements must give Biden no choice but to move left — as they’ve done with centrist Democrats in the past

Movements forced progressive change under FDR and LBJ, but failed to move Obama. To change this country they must start pressuring Biden now.

April 21, 2020

The pandemic is an opportunity for major change — we need to get ready to come out charging

No one would wish for this kind of painful shake-up, but activists have been in this position before and now is the time to learn from them.

April 18, 2020

For climate activists, coronavirus lockdown means more time to organize

Forced to take the climate movement online after a momentous year of mass mobilization, the most internet-savvy generation in history is proving it’s up for the challenge.

April 16, 2020

To maintain social distancing, immigrant rights groups use creative ‘drive-by protests’

The undocumented community is turning to innovative new tactics and mutual aid because they have learned that no one else will come to their rescue.

April 9, 2020

In the face of corporate bailouts rent strikers demand relief

A wave of rent strikes is sweeping across the country in response to nearly 10 million new unemployment claims as a result of the coronavirus shutdown.

April 6, 2020

How can nations best prepare to face a pandemic or climate crisis?

Our willingness to prioritize the protection of the community as a whole depends largely on social trust — something the Nordics achieved by rising up against their establishments.

April 3, 2020
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