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The Hypocritical Oath: Medical Residency Trains Physicians to Be Tools for Capitalism

Residency training often claims to focus on training effective physicians. In reality, it’s an intricately designed conditioning process to train physicians to be tools for profit maximization. In order to be truly "effective" physicians, residents, in solidarity with other healthcare workers, must organize to challenge the systems that lead to suffering and illness both in health care and around the globe.

Mike Pappas

November 21, 2021

Healthcare Workers Must Join the Fight for Trans Liberation

Healthcare workers must join the fight against attacks on the trans community. In the process, we must fight to destroy the capitalist system that oppresses us all.

Mike Pappas

November 20, 2021

CVS Drops Challenge to HIV Patients, but the Fight Against Disability Discrimination Continues

CVS dropped its challenge to a class action lawsuit filed by HIV/AIDS patients alleging that CVS’s policies discriminate against them by requiring that they use mail or local CVS retail pharmacies to keep lower drug prices, regardless of the impact that this could have on their care. Exploiting people living with disabilities will still continue, however, as long as corporations dictate drug production, prices, and access.

K.S. Mehta

November 13, 2021

Buffalo Healthcare Workers Strike for Better Patient Care and Fair Wages

Left Voice visited the picket line at Mercy Hospital near Buffalo, New York. Nurses and other hospital workers have been on strike for three weeks, calling for safe staffing ratios and better pay.

Mike Pappas

October 23, 2021

Seven Months on Strike And Still Going — Solidarity with St. Vincent Nurses!

Solidarity with nurses at St. Vincent’s hospital in Massachusetts, who are entering their seventh month on strike.

Left Voice

October 15, 2021

Firing Thousands of Health Care Workers Won’t Stop the Pandemic

The state of New York is firing thousands of unvaccinated health care workers and replacing them with members of the National Guard. While we support all workers being vaccinated, this is a clear attack coordinated by the bosses and the State against the working class.

Mike Pappas

September 28, 2021

A Working-Class Program to Fight the Pandemic

As cases of Covid-19 continue to rise, the capitalist system has proved itself incapable and unwilling to address the pandemic. The result is akin to manslaughter, if not murder, at the hands of this system. We propose measures that need to be taken to address the pandemic.

Left Voice

September 25, 2021

I’m a Nurse that Provides Abortions and I Know the Harm the Texas Law Will Cause

Today, my home state of Texas has banned abortions starting at 6 weeks, a time when most are unaware that they may be pregnant, with no exceptions for rape. As a nurse practitioner who currently works in New York City, I can attest to the intense harm such legislation will cause.

Angelique Miste Saavedra

September 1, 2021

While Global North Weighs Booster Shots against Covid-19, Fewer than 2% of Africans Are Vaccinated

Wealthy countries around the world are preparing to offer a third shot of Covid-19 vaccines to their populations. Meanwhile, vaccination remains out of reach for the vast majority of Africans.

Nina DeMeo

August 22, 2021