Health

04.09.2017

Nuclear weapons transferred from New York to Old York for medical treatment

Nuclear weapons transferred from New York to Old York for medical treatment

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize winning organisation, gathered around 400 delegates from around the world today, 4th of September, in the old city of York in the United Kingdom, to consider strategy and the way forward in the light of the Earth-moving… »

02.09.2017

Doctors tackle nuclear weapons as nations prepare to ban them

Doctors tackle nuclear weapons as nations prepare to ban them

The launch this week of SIPRI’s annual nuclear forces data highlights the growing trend towards massive investment in nuclear weapons modernisation programmes by all 9 nuclear weapons States, despite a reported 3% reduction of 460 weapons in the year. The USA and… »

31.08.2017

Conversation with Jean Willoughby

Conversation with Jean Willoughby

By Jhon Sanchez I have a sore throat, a cold, for sure. If I were in Colombia, my mother would be looking for herbs in her kitchen garden, or probably she would go out to the local market to find the perfect mixtures of leaves and roots to make a… »

28.08.2017

London is cloaking environmental racism in respectability – but Zambian villagers are fighting back

London is cloaking environmental racism in respectability – but Zambian villagers are fighting back

By Amy Hall 3 August 2017 for openDemocracy Zambian villagers await a landmark judgement that could help hold British companies to account for their actions abroad. Over 1,800 people from farming and fishing communities near Chingola, Zambia are waiting to hear if… »

30.07.2017

The Resistance to Health Care Repeal Rolls On

The Resistance to Health Care Repeal Rolls On

The rolling resistance to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, is, literally, rolling. At the forefront of the protests against the various draconian repeal bills before the U.S. Senate are people in wheelchairs. Organized by the national nonprofit disability rights group ADAPT… »

27.07.2017

Creative activism towards the restless and moral profile of the pharmaceutical industry

Creative activism towards the restless and moral profile of the pharmaceutical industry

We won’t rest until… is the new hashtag that goes along with Efpia’s campaign, scheduled to promote the restless and moral profile of the pharmaceutical industry. But what is Efpia? The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry and Associations (Efpia) is the European body that represents the pharmaceutical companies and their… »

14.07.2017

The most foolish NHS privatisation yet?

The most foolish NHS privatisation yet?

By Michael Thorne 13 July 2017 for openDemocracy If private staffing agency fees are damaging the NHS so much, why on earth does the government keep trying to privatise the in-house agency set up to help the NHS avoid the problem? For the… »

01.07.2017

Medicare for All: It’s A Matter Of Life And Death

Medicare for All: It’s A Matter Of Life And Death

“Kill the bill! Don’t kill me!” chanted protesters in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, opposing passage of the controversial Senate health care reform bill. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress are intent on repealing the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), even if their repeal bill is massively… »

25.06.2017

Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us

Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan President Donald Trump’s long-promised repeal of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, edges closer to reality, as the Senate releases its secretly written version of the House’s American Health Care Act—the very bill that Trump first championed, then recently reportedly called “mean.” The Republican… »

24.06.2017

Trump(lack of)care. Red alert for the UK Health System

Trump(lack of)care. Red alert for the UK Health System

If anybody had any doubts about the need to refund, reinstate, protect and develop the UK Health Service the process taking place across the Atlantic is providing us with all the reasons. US Senator Elizabeth Warren explains after reading the Trumpcare Bill: ‘This Is Blood Money’. “Senator has read Republican’s… »

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