The COVID-19 pandemic has generated multiple crises across healthcare, economic, and social systems in the US and across the world.
Progressive and radical organizations must rise to meet the immediate challenges of these crises, while also working to replace the failing systems that gave rise to them. We must practice solidarity by aiding impacted communities and by marshaling scientists and scientific resources in these efforts. We demand accountability for the effects of these crises from government, financial, and social institutions. We must support institutions conducting, supporting and applying scientific research related to the pandemic.
We demand that the needs of low-income and marginalized people are put first in public assistance programs dealing with the pandemic.
We demand that any science and technology developed to respond to the pandemic are available for all, without profit or patent.
We demand that all public and private healthcare institutions listen to and meet the needs of nurses and healthcare workers.
We demand that transportation and supply workers be given adequate pay, benefits, and protection immediately, not only during the pandemic but permanently.
We demand that healthcare and essential service workers be given proper personal protective equipment for their safety.
We demand truth in reporting and accurate data about the pandemic.
We demand adequate funding and support for public research institutions.
We demand a global and peaceful response to the pandemic.
Read our full statement and find more resources here.
Science for the People stands in solidarity with all people across the world as we work together to end the pandemic. We ask that scientists uplift these demands and provide aid where they can.
Science for the People’s campaign for a People’s Green New Deal
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s announcement of plans for a Green New Deal offers a crucial opportunity to democratize society and ensure a just transition away from fossil fuels putting power into the hands of the many. But plans will not be enough. We’ll have to organize and fight! Click here to read more about our campaign and fill out the form here to get involved!
Stand with Tech Workers and Immigrants! Science for the People calls for pickets at Microsoft, Amazon, and Salesforce offices and stores to protest these companies’ contracts with ICE. Read more about July 31 actions and download picketing fliers here.
Click here to watch the video from our Geoengineering Special Issue Launch on July 28!
Science for the People returns to publishing! Join us July 28, 2018, for the premiere of the mini documentary about our return and the launch of our geoengineering collection.
Find Science for the People‘s geoengineering collection, here.
Documents from America’s Movement of Radical Scientists: New book on Science for the People released!
Science for the People is an organization dedicated to building a social movement around progressive and radical perspectives on science and society.