“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.
Reba LandersMay 19, 2023
There Is No Capitalist Solution to the Overdose Crisis
The United States has weaponized its response to the overdose crisis it helped create, using it as an excuse to further its own imperialist agenda at home and abroad.
Mike PappasApril 21, 2023
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