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
CDC Sides with Bosses Against Workers, Shortens Quarantine Time
CDC recommends shorter isolation times for people with COVID-19 despite increase in cases.
Cal BerryDecember 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 PappasDecember 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 CozzarelliDecember 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. DaurelleDecember 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. MehtaDecember 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 PappasNovember 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 PappasNovember 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. MehtaNovember 13, 2021