When Libraries Close, How Do We Maintain Their Role?

“Hucclecote library,” JuliaC2006 March 27, 2020; Wired NPQ has spent a great deal of time and ink over the years on libraries serving as community heroes even when everyone else has shut their doors. They remain heroic even as libraries across the United States are closing their doors in an effort to curtail the spread…

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The Rent Strike Revived: What Are People Doing as Cash Runs Scarce?

“Key in Flashlight,” zeevveez April 1, 2020; Washington Post In Great Britain, the nation’s Conservative government acted last month to ban landlords from evicting tenants during the pandemic, at least for a 90-day period. In the US, sociologists Gianpaolo Baiocchi of New York University and Jacob Carlson at City University of New York have advocated…

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“Fora Bolsonaro!” Brazilians Call for Impeachment from Their Balconies

By Alan Santos/PR – https://www.flickr.com/photos/palaciodoplanalto/49632666588/, CC BY 2.0, Link April 1, 2020; Literary Hub, Globo, and The Guardian Since March 17th, Brazilians quarantined in their homes have been coming out to their balconies every night in protest over President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Brazil’s president has been heavily criticized for his nonchalant,…

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