Skip to main content

Please contribute to help us to chart a path forward!

Can democracy in the United States survive naked dictatorial ambition and Christian nationalism in 2024? The biggest danger today: a vengeful would-be dictator and a cultist Christian nationalist movement that are reaching for absolute power in our country. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2024.

labor

Health Care Worker Unions Are on the Side of Patients

LUKE MESSAC MAX JORDAN NGUEMENI Jacobin
Hospitals portray unions as opposed to the interests of patients. The opposite is true: health care unions have been the strongest advocates for safer conditions and patients who can’t pay debts.

The Journey to Medicare’s 58th Anniversary

F. Douglas Stephenson Informed Comment
The most successful health insurance program, Medicare, was enacted in July,1965 to provide health insurance for people ages 65 and older and disabled regardless of income or medical history. Medicare is more efficient than private health insurance

The Moral Crisis of America’s Doctors

Eyal Press New York Times
The corporatization of health care has changed the practice of medicine, causing many physicians to feel alienated from their work.

Doctors in Britain Go on Four-Day Strike

Sachin Ravikumar Reuters
Junior doctors in Britain began a four-day strike over pay on Tuesday that is likely to cause unprecedented disruption to the state-funded National Health Service (NHS), prompting the government to warn of a risk to patient safety.

Tidbits – Dec. 8, 2022 – Reader Comments: Georgia Victory, Electoral Politics, Electoral Strategy; Rail Workers; Doctors and Unions; After Dobbs; Ending the ‘American War’: Promises, Realities, Impact of U.S. Peace Movement; Cartoons, More …

Portside
Reader Comments: Georgia Victory, Electoral Politics, Electoral Strategy; Rail Workers; Doctors and Unions; After Dobbs; Ending the 'American War': Promises, Realities and Impact of the U.S. Peace Movement; Cartoons, more ....

labor

Doctors Finally Join the Labor Movement

Karim Sariahmed The Nation
A challenge to Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx by a broad coalition of its own workers is a frontline struggle against the most exploitative tendencies of the whole industry.
Subscribe to doctors