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A Working-Class Program to Fight the Pandemic

As cases of Covid-19 continue to rise, the capitalist system has proved itself incapable and unwilling to address the pandemic. The result is akin to manslaughter, if not murder, at the hands of this system. We propose measures that need to be taken to address the pandemic.

Left Voice

September 25, 2021

I’m a Nurse that Provides Abortions and I Know the Harm the Texas Law Will Cause

Today, my home state of Texas has banned abortions starting at 6 weeks, a time when most are unaware that they may be pregnant, with no exceptions for rape. As a nurse practitioner who currently works in New York City, I can attest to the intense harm such legislation will cause.

Angelique Miste Saavedra

September 1, 2021

While Global North Weighs Booster Shots against Covid-19, Fewer than 2% of Africans Are Vaccinated

Wealthy countries around the world are preparing to offer a third shot of Covid-19 vaccines to their populations. Meanwhile, vaccination remains out of reach for the vast majority of Africans.

Nina DeMeo

August 22, 2021

Pandemic Profiteers: Pfizer Profits Exceed $10 Billion in Six Months

Pfizer has announced record profits as a result of vaccine sales. While the world is in crisis, pharmaceutical companies are raking in billions of dollars from advance contracts and by preventing the release of patents.

Capitalist Healthcare Killed My Grandparent … And Hurts All Elderly

As a healthcare worker in New York City, I write this as a way to process and grieve, as less than 72 hours ago, another human was killed at the hands of the capitalist healthcare system. In the past, I have written about capitalism’s detrimental effects on our lives, and I have personally seen countless suffer and die at the hands of these systems in the healthcare setting. Today is different, as this death is more personal. This time the for-profit healthcare system under capitalism killed my grandfather.

Mike Pappas

July 18, 2021

The NYC Hometown Heroes Parade Does Not Represent Essential Workers

The parade ignores the fact that many of the essential workers lauded as “heroes” with this parade worked throughout the pandemic without adequate resources, adequate pay, adequate protections, and adequate staffing.

“A Ceasefire Is Not Enough”: Interview with a Palestinian Nurse

Left Voice interviewed Mohammad Samara, a nurse from the West Bank, during the increased assault on Palestinian people and their land. We spoke about his experience seeing the disparities in healthcare and the recent strike on May 18.

Left Voice

May 25, 2021

Healthcare Workers Stand With Palestine

A group of socialist health care workers put forward a statement in solidarity with Palestine and against Israel's brutal attacks, which happens with the support of U.S. imperialism. If you are a healthcare worker, please sign this statement!

The Profit-Driven Causes of the US “Physician Shortage”

This year, thousands of qualified physicians were prevented from practicing medicine due a shortage of training programs. The reason is primarily to bolster hospital profits and maintain high physician salaries.

Sourik Beltrán

April 9, 2021