Open Letter to Palestinian Healthcare Workers from NYC Healthcare Workers
A healthcare worker in New York City shared an open letter to Palestinian Healthcare Workers at last Friday’s rally by Healthcare Workers for Palestine in City Hall Park. Here we reproduce that open letter.
Cindy SamanthaNovember 8, 2023
U.S. Hospitals Express “Concern” and “Horror” — Without Mentioning Palestinians
New York City hospitals sent out emails to the communities — without even mentioning Palestine. This comes as Israel’s bombing campaign has killed thousands and targeted healthcare workers and healthcare facilities.
Mike PappasOctober 17, 2023
Kaiser Permanente Workers Begin the Largest Healthcare Strike in U.S. History
Workers at Kaiser Permanente, the largest private health care corporation in the United States, have begun the biggest healthcare strike in U.S. history. They're demanding a new contract with inflationary wage increases, increased staffing, an end to casualization and outsourcing, and benefits for retirees.
Mike PappasOctober 4, 2023
“Academia is in crisis, and it’s time for a change”: Interview with a Mount Sinai Hospital Postdoc
Mount Sinai hospital postdocs have voted by 91% to authorize a strike. Left Voice interviewed postdoctoral fellow Andrea Joseph about the union’s demands and the road ahead.
Raura DoresteSeptember 7, 2023
Drug Patents Are Stifling Progress and Making us Sicker
Recently leaked corporate memos show once again that pharmaceutical companies always put profit over health. The recent example of Gilead shows how the pharmaceutical industry uses patent law to stifle medical progress and hurt the public.
Mike PappasAugust 15, 2023
New Study Finds Police Drug Seizures Increase the Risk of Overdose
Law enforcement agencies have long been engaged in the seizure of illicit drugs as part of the racist War on Drugs being waged for years. Now a recent study has shed light on a troubling connection between these police seizures and an increase in overdoses within the surrounding communities. The CDC funded study only further underscores how the institution of policing is dangerous to public health and needs to be abolished.
Mike PappasAugust 5, 2023
Capitalist Hegemony in Psychedelic Medicine
Excitement around psychedelics continues to grow with thousands set to attend the Psychedelic Science conference in Denver this week. Proponents in the psychedelic space have promoted a strategy to focus on the “medicalization” to gain wider societal acceptance. But this could lead psychedelics to come under greater control, ensuring that they serve as profitable tools to maintain the status quo.
Mike PappasJune 20, 2023
Exposing the Facade: Nonprofit Exploitation and Betrayal in the Institute for Family Health
Management at the Institute for Family Health (IFH), a prominent non-profit health organization in New York City, has threatened to take away healthcare worker benefits if they don’t close medical charts in a specified timeframe. IFH’s decision not only reflects the capitalist logic employed by for-profit companies, but also highlights how nonprofit organizations reproduce this logic and function to uphold the capitalist system.
Mike PappasJune 19, 2023
All Trans Kids Deserve Care: A Response To Helen Lewis
Helen Lewis, noted anti-trans author, wrote for the Atlantic on the “child gender culture war,” saying that not all trans children should be given access to gender-affirming care. She is wrong.
R.F. LandersMay 19, 2023