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Healthcare Workers

Firing Thousands of Health Care Workers Won’t Stop the Pandemic

The state of New York is firing thousands of unvaccinated health care workers and replacing them with members of the National Guard. While we support all workers being vaccinated, this is a clear attack coordinated by the bosses and the State against the working class.

Mike Pappas

September 28, 2021

Berlin: Healthcare Workers Strike Over Unsafe Staffing Levels

Since last Thursday, nurses and service workers at Berlin's biggest employers — the Charité and Vivantes hospitals — have been on strike together.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 16, 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

I’m a Public Hospital Nurse in Australia — the System Is at a Breaking Point

As the Delta variant surges, Australian hospitals, like other hospitals around the world, are once again overcrowded and underprepared. A frontline nurse from Sydney explains what's happening.

What Billionaire Space Flights Mean to Healthcare Workers

While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage around the globe and climate disaster is destroying the planet, billionaires are taking joyrides to space. Two healthcare workers who worked throughout the pandemic respond.

Mike Pappas

August 2, 2021

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