Coronavirus Is Being Tackled By Nicaragua’s Community-Based Health System

By Kevin Zeese and John Perry, Popular Resistance. -

Nicaragua’s Sandinista government is – like every other government – engaged in a struggle to limit the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on its people. But Nicaragua suffers two additional [...]

While Bolivia’s Coup Regime Let’s People Die, Cuba Has Nearly Defeated COVID-19

By Ollie Vargas, The Grayzone. -

Cochabamba, Bolivia – As Latin America becomes the new focal point for the devastating spread of Covid-19, Cuba stands virtually alone in having saved its population from the dramatic health and [...]

First Person: Sick And Afraid Inside San Quentin

By Kevin Cooper, ScheerPost.com. -

Death Row San Quentin Prison - We men and women who unfortunately have been sentenced to death and sent to death rows here at San Quentin State Prison (for men) and the Central California Women’s [...]

Supreme Court Just Made The Case For Medicare For All

By Sophia Paslaski, Otherwords. -

This July, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that President Trump, who does not have a uterus, was quite right to object to Obama-era rules under the Affordable Care Act that allowed [...]

Two-Week Strike By Illinois Nurses In Danger

By Benjamin Mateus and Jerry White, WSWS. -

Joliet, IL - The two-week strike by 720 nurses at the AMITA St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois is at a critical juncture. The nurses, who walked out on July 4, are demanding [...]

Hard Times: ‘It’s Like They’re Trying To Kill Us’

By Matthew Vernon Whalen, ScheerPost.com. -

American prisoners are incarcerated for years, often decades, often a majority of his or her life. Many prisoners serving more than a couple years are transferred from one prison to another, [...]

The Life-Saving COVID-19 Drugs You’ve Never Heard Of (And Why)

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

The American profit-based healthcare system impacts us in more ways than just our gargantuan bill at the excretion end of an emergency room visit. Right now, our lovable idiotic inhumane [...]

Bastille Day: Protests As France Gives Tribute To Health Workers

By Zoe Tidman, The Independent. -

Healthcare staff protested in France as the country celebrated Bastille Day, marked by a ceremony celebrating frontline workers during the coronavirus outbreak. Unions called for [...]

#WhiteCoatsForBlackLives Wants Racial Justice In Medicine

By Kim Brown, The Real News. -

In the weeks since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, there have been daily sustained protests across the country advocating for the equality and liberation of vulnerable and marginalized [...]

COVID-19 Exposes The Weakness Of Capitalism

By Richard D. Wolff,  Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute. -

A cornerstone of orthodox economics is the idea that capitalists' decisions about investing and producing are inherently "efficient." This means that capitalists select among all alternative [...]

Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear

By Christina Jewett and Shefali Luthra and Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News. -

COVID-19 cases were climbing at Michigan’s McLaren Flint hospital. So Roger Liddell, 64, who procured supplies for the hospital, asked for an N95 respirator for his own protection, since his work [...]

Bipartisan Crimes Against Humanity In The United States

By Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. -

Hundreds of people are unnecessarily dying every day with African Americans representing a disproportionate number of those deaths. Eighty million people are now without health coverage, millions [...]

Inside The US’s Largest Maximum-Security Prison, COVID-19 Raged

By Anat Rubin, Tim Golden, and Richard A. Webster, ProPublica. -

While the novel coronavirus burned through Angola, as the country’s largest maximum-security prison is known, officials insisted they were testing all inmates who showed symptoms, isolating those [...]

Journalist Blinded By Cops Speaks Out

Journalist and photographer Linda Tirado was standing near a police line in Minneapolis May 29, covering the George Floyd protests engulfing the city. All of a sudden, her face “exploded” in [...]

Privatization And The Pandemic

By Jacob Assa and Cecilia Calderon, Developing Economics. -

Unlike other epidemics or pandemics – such as tuberculosis, SARS, MERS or HIV/AIDS – COVID-19 has hit hardest at the world’s wealthiest countries. As of early June 2020, the 37 industrialized [...]