The imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher’s life in Belmarsh illuminates the ugly neoliberal world the profiteers have created, writes Helen Mercer.
Category: Health Reform
Why Europeans Live Longer Than Americans
Greater equality may well be the best medicine any doctor can ever prescribe, writes Sam Pizzigati.
The Attack on Healthcare as a Human Right
In a world divided by the Cold War, the Almaty declaration of 1978 was a triumph for humanity, write Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram. Then came the 1980s.
Nina Turner’s Loss Is US Oligarchy’s Gain
Norman Solomon comments on the victory of a corporate Democrat over a progressive firebrand in the Ohio congressional primary.
Bob Gill describes how an admired public health service is secretly being changed to for-profit American-style “managed care.”
Arming US Cities With Military-Grade Healthcare
Instead of militarizing the police, Laura Flanders says the U.S. should have veterans’ care for all.
COVID-19: Brazil & the Need for a ‘New Solidarity’
Brazilian health expert Margareth Dalcolmo says Covid-19-induced mortality has a social component that cannot be ignored — people are dying because they are poor.
COVID-19: Greed Drove Big Pharma Companies to Privatize Vaccines
The AstraZeneca jab was actually developed by scientists from a publicly-funded institution, writes Nick Dearden in a retort to comments by Boris Johnson.
Report: Medicare for All Would Have Prevented Hundreds of Thousands of Covid Deaths
The U.S. needs to be prepared for the next pandemic, and it can’t be under the current for-profit system, says Eagan Kemp, author of the Public Citizen report.
How Big Pharma Pursues ‘Killer Profits’ at Americans’ Expense
“Instead of spending on innovation, Big Pharma is hoarding its money for salaries and dividends,” the report says, “all while swallowing smaller companies, thus making the marketplace far less competitive.”