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Healthcare Unions Must Take Up the Fight for Abortion Rights

Healthcare unions must take up the fight to make sure everyone has a right to free, safe, legal abortion on demand. Abortion is healthcare and healthcare is a human right.

Mike Pappas

May 12, 2022

A Radical Approach to Psychedelics and Mental Health

The so-called psychedelic renaissance is here. Proponents claim that the drugs can alleviate an array of psychological suffering. But while they try to gain medical acceptance, they ignore the structural factors that cause suffering in the first place. We need a revolutionary approach to these substances as they become more mainstream.

Dimitri Mugianis

March 24, 2022

California Healthcare Bill Fails: No, Not All Paths to Universal Healthcare Are Equal

As a bill to pass single-payer healthcare fails for the second time in the last five years, the question remains: What path should activists pursue to finally win universal healthcare in the U.S.?

Mike Pappas

February 8, 2022

CDC Sides with Bosses Against Workers, Shortens Quarantine Time

CDC recommends shorter isolation times for people with COVID-19 despite increase in cases.

Cal Berry

December 28, 2021

Ending the Pandemic Is Not an “Individual Responsibility”

The Biden administration’s “individual responsibility” directive to “get vaccinated and boosted” is failing. The focus on vaccination only, rather than systemic solutions, is a ruling-class tactic to deflect blame away from bourgeois politicians and the capitalist system that continually places profit over lives.

Mike Pappas

December 28, 2021

2 Years Later: Why Aren’t There Enough Covid Tests?

Nearly two years into the pandemic, there are hours long wait times to get tested for the coronavirus in New York City. There has been a 194 percent increase in cases over the past 14 days. This is the product of a system that puts profit over people’s lives.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

December 19, 2021

Pharmaceutical Companies Are Making a Killing off of Omicron

New Covid variants are bad news for most, but for the vaccine monopolists, they mean making a killing on the stock market.

B.C. Daurelle

December 8, 2021

The Fight to Eradicate HIV/AIDS Is the Fight for Free Healthcare

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day: a day to mark the fight against HIV and commemorate the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS. We must fight for free HIV medication, as well as free prevention programs and resources such as pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis medications and clean needle exchange programs.

K.S. Mehta

December 1, 2021

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