Author: K.S. Mehta

Black and white photo of people marching with a banner that says "The AIDS Crisis Is Not Over"

Commemorate Those Affected by HIV/AIDS by Fighting for Socialism

This World AIDS Day, we must commemorate the lives of those who have died from AIDS-related complications and fight for those currently living with HIV by nationalizing health care and fighting for socialism to make PrEP, ART, and the resources that facilitate linkage to care available.

The Fine Print of “Representation Matters”

We tend to celebrate diversity and representation in a racist-capitalist system as a sign of progress. We often fail, however, to examine how it is frequently weaponized to maintain the status-quo and oppress the very people it is supposed to uplift.

To Truly Address Addiction, Legalize Drugs under Worker Control

On Tuesday, Oregon voted to decriminalize small amounts of drugs and legalize psilocybin for supervised use, while four other states voted to legalize marijuana. The benefits of these measures, however, are completely undercut by the profit motive. Drug production and distribution must be under worker control as part of a broad program of nationalizing health, truly ending criminalization, and providing comprehensive addiction services.

Woman casts a vote for the 2020 Elections in a booth.

Everyone Must Be Allowed To Vote

It’s deeply undemocratic that undocumented people and people with felony convictions are barred from voting, and that many workers are unable to vote because of insufficient time. All people should be able to vote, and Election Day must be a federal holiday so people have the time off they need to participate in elections.

No Time for Coronavirus Relief, Plenty for Amy Coney Barrett

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has adjourned the Senate until November 9, preventing them from passing a desperately needed coronavirus relief package. The delay is even more atrocious when compared to how quickly Republicans moved to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Coronavirus in India: 6 Million Confirmed, 60 Million Suspected

India has confirmed over six million coronavirus cases, though the true count could be as high as 60 million. The Modi-led BJP government continues to reopen businesses and public spaces in order to “save” the economy while passing austerity budgets, hurting the already vulnerable working class. 

If You Kill the USPS, You Kill Us

Recent attacks on the Postal Service have weakened the infrastructure needed to get medications to working class, rural, and disabled people, which has become even more critical during the pandemic. 

Black and white photo of people marching with a banner that says "The AIDS Crisis Is Not Over"

Commemorate Those Affected by HIV/AIDS by Fighting for Socialism

This World AIDS Day, we must commemorate the lives of those who have died from AIDS-related complications and fight for those currently living with HIV by nationalizing health care and fighting for socialism to make PrEP, ART, and the resources that facilitate linkage to care available.

The Fine Print of “Representation Matters”

We tend to celebrate diversity and representation in a racist-capitalist system as a sign of progress. We often fail, however, to examine how it is frequently weaponized to maintain the status-quo and oppress the very people it is supposed to uplift.

To Truly Address Addiction, Legalize Drugs under Worker Control

On Tuesday, Oregon voted to decriminalize small amounts of drugs and legalize psilocybin for supervised use, while four other states voted to legalize marijuana. The benefits of these measures, however, are completely undercut by the profit motive. Drug production and distribution must be under worker control as part of a broad program of nationalizing health, truly ending criminalization, and providing comprehensive addiction services.

Woman casts a vote for the 2020 Elections in a booth.

Everyone Must Be Allowed To Vote

It’s deeply undemocratic that undocumented people and people with felony convictions are barred from voting, and that many workers are unable to vote because of insufficient time. All people should be able to vote, and Election Day must be a federal holiday so people have the time off they need to participate in elections.

No Time for Coronavirus Relief, Plenty for Amy Coney Barrett

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has adjourned the Senate until November 9, preventing them from passing a desperately needed coronavirus relief package. The delay is even more atrocious when compared to how quickly Republicans moved to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Coronavirus in India: 6 Million Confirmed, 60 Million Suspected

India has confirmed over six million coronavirus cases, though the true count could be as high as 60 million. The Modi-led BJP government continues to reopen businesses and public spaces in order to “save” the economy while passing austerity budgets, hurting the already vulnerable working class. 

If You Kill the USPS, You Kill Us

Recent attacks on the Postal Service have weakened the infrastructure needed to get medications to working class, rural, and disabled people, which has become even more critical during the pandemic.