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
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 PappasMay 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 MugianisMarch 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 PappasFebruary 8, 2022