Mike Ludwig, Truthout

Mike Ludwig

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New Orleans, LA, United States

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Recent:
  • Truthout
Past:
  • Equal Times
  • AlterNet
  • Popular Resistance
  • BillMoyers.com

Recent articles by Mike:

As Stimulus Runs Out, 56% of US Household Are Worried About Affording Food

If Congress fails to act, an estimated 12 million people will lose unemployment benefits by December 26. → Read More

1 in 10 Go Hungry as Trump and McConnell Fixate on Challenging Election Results

Economic recovery is slowing as COVID-19 cases surge and Congress remains deadlocked on pandemic relief. → Read More

Trump's PA Strategy Is to Use the Courts to Toss Votes Out. It's Not Working.

When Trump says "voting must stop," he really means "stop counting the votes." → Read More

Oregon May Become First State to Decriminalize Small Possession of All Drugs

If Oregonians approve Measure 110, drug convictions against Black and Native people are expected to drop by 95 percent. → Read More

No Matter How the President Spins It, the Trump Economy Is Busted

From his handling of COVID to his attacks on labor and environmental regulations, the president has been a job killer. → Read More

Overdoses Are Skyrocketing During COVID-19. The DEA Is Making It Worse.

Since March, at least 40 states have reported an increase in opioid overdose deaths. → Read More

Black Civil Rights Leaders Fear Barrett "Invites a Return to a Racist Past"

Leaders of five prominent organizations agreed that Amy Coney Barrett was alarmingly evasive on questions about racism. → Read More

Activists Are Mobilizing to Help Incarcerated People Get Their Stimulus Checks

The Trump administration attempted to block stimulus payments to incarcerated people before a federal court intervened. → Read More

Seas Are Rising. We Must Create Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

Activists everywhere can fight for climate resilience at the local level. → Read More

Climate Anxiety Is Rising in the US

Climate change hardly registered among Republicans, who said abortion and crime are among their top issues in a poll. → Read More

Trump Is Conveniently Ignoring the Climate-Fueled Fires Raging in the West

Addressing the climate crisis would undermine the fantasies Trump is peddling on the campaign trail. → Read More

The Foster System Is a Battleground for the Racist War on Drugs

A new report exposes the foster system as rife with racist drug war attitudes and state violence. → Read More

A Giant Plastics Company Tried to Halt a Juneteenth Ceremony for Buried Slaves

A court upheld the rights of residents in Louisiana's Death Alley to observe the holiday on hallowed grounds. → Read More

Workers Are Afraid of Returning to Work Amid Pandemic. Will There Be a General Strike?

Calls for a general strike are growing as millions of people consider going back to work after months of quarantine. → Read More

Essential Sanitary Workers Strike for Hazard Pay and PPE in New Orleans

The work stoppage entered its second week on Wednesday, highlighting the pitfalls of privatizing public services. → Read More

Spills From Outdated Sewers May Contaminate Drinking Water With Coronavirus, Says Environmental Watchdog Group

The Trump administration has not ramped up testing at water treatment plants. → Read More

Democrats Poised to Propose Medicare for Those Who’ve Lost Health Coverage

Meanwhile, public support for a Medicare for All health system has surged during the COVID-19 outbreak. → Read More

Despite COVID-19, Trump Keeps on Gutting Protections for Workers

Plummeting labor standards and enforcement under Trump has made workplaces even more dangerous during the pandemic. → Read More

More Than 2 Million Uninsured People May Be Hospitalized for COVID-19

The Trump administration will reimburse hospitals with emergency funding, but there may not be enough money. → Read More

Health Care Workers on Front Lines of COVID-19 Outbreak Lack Key Protections

The lack of protections could create shortages of caregivers and undermine efforts to control the spread of disease. → Read More