Death by Poverty: Canada’s Assisted Dying Program Exposes Fault Lines in Healthcare
Changes to Canada’s assisted dying program have garnered international controversy. New amendments extend access to assisted death to those with non-fatal conditions. These changes have resulted in dozens of patients applying to escape not illness, but poverty.
Matthew WaltersFebruary 9, 2023
Anticapitalist Psychedelic Activists Banned: An Interview
Recently a leaked blacklist showed the banning of prominent anti-capitalist activists from psychedelic conferences. Left Voice interviews one of these activists about the ban, as well as broader issues around the ongoing corporatization and commodification of psychedelics under capitalism.
Left VoiceJanuary 15, 2023
NYSNA 2019-2021: From Contract Sellout to Covid Hell
Thousands of nurses in NYC could go on strike in the coming days. After nurses struggled to provide care during the Covid-19 pandemic, this fight could be a chance for nurses to improve working conditions. The nursing union’s past acceptance of toothless contracts helped further exacerbate staffing crises faced during the pandemic. This history is key to developing more militant fights to improve healthcare today.
Mike PappasJanuary 5, 2023
Aftershock: How a Racist System Turns Childbirth into a Death Sentence
Aftershock exposes the disastrous effects of the for-profit medical industry on Black pregnant people and a capitalist system that puts profit before human lives — whether they desire to become parents or not.
Shain SlepianSeptember 16, 2022
Our Movement Is the Cure: Fighting for Healthcare Means Fighting for Socialism
On July 30 activists marched and rallied in Washington, DC, calling for a more humane healthcare system. Physician and Left Voice member Mike Pappas spoke at the rally about how capitalism and health aren’t compatible. Below is the text from his speech.
Mike PappasAugust 2, 2022
If We Die of Monkeypox, Leave Our Bodies on the Steps of the WHO
On July 23, 2022, the WHO declared monkeypox a global public health emergency, but access to testing and vaccination is still limited. The struggle to fight the spread of monkeypox is inextricably linked to the fight against homophobia, racism, and imperialism.
K.S. MehtaJuly 31, 2022
Healthcare Profits: Montefiore Hospital Closes Bronx Center while Opening Boutique Clinic in Manhattan
Montefiore Hospital System is set to close a primary care center in the Bronx and open a boutique clinic in Manhattan, and healthcare workers are fighting back. We need a healthcare system controlled by workers and patients — not bosses.
Mike PappasJuly 28, 2022
Petition to Stop Closure of Family Health Center: Displacement and Discrimination at Montefiore
The Montefiore hospital system recently announced it plans to close its Family Health Center located at 1 Fordham Plaza. Below we are republishing a statement written by those organizing against this plan.
Left VoiceJuly 28, 2022
When It Comes to Gun Violence, Mental Health Matters and the Left Should Fight for It
In the aftermath of the recent wave of mass shootings we need a mental health overhaul and it’s the Left that needs to fight for it.
Tatiana CozzarelliJune 13, 2022
Resident Physicians Are Unionizing — They Need Fighting Unions
Amid growing pro-union sentiment in the country, resident physicians are unionizing. They need fighting unions that challenge the for-profit healthcare system.
Mike PappasMay 14, 2022