ASHLEY SMITH – The COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of abating as the death toll climbs ever higher around the world. Spectreâ€™s Ashley Smith interviews epidemiologist Rob Wallace about the global capitalist roots of the current pandemic, the likelihood of future pandemics, and the types of organized resistance necessary to prevent them.
What Activists Who Fought the AIDS Crisis Can Teach Us About Organizing During a Pandemic
LORETTA GRACEFFO – More than 30 years after ACT UP was founded, their bold activism in response to the AIDS crisis offers critical lessons for those mobilizing around COVID-19.
Coronavirus Is a Historic Trigger Eventâ€”So Letâ€™s See a Social Movement Rise
PAUL ENGLER – There are times in history when sudden events â€” natural disasters, economic collapses, pandemics, wars, famines â€” change everything. They change politics, they change economics and they change public opinion in drastic ways. Many social movement analysts call these â€œtrigger events.â€ During a trigger event, things that were previously unimaginable quickly become reality, as the social and political map is remade