Health Justice And Black Liberation: Shay-Akil McLean

By Gwendolyn Wallace and Roberto Sirvent, Black Agenda Report. -

The way that people treat each other has biological consequences, meaning that our relationships to one another, institutions, and resources are directly linked to quality of life, life [...]

Insulin Copay Caps Fall Short, Fuel Underground Exchanges

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News. -

Denver - D.j. Mattern had her Type 1 diabetes under control until COVID’s economic upheaval cost her husband his hotel maintenance job and their health coverage. The 42-year-old Denver woman [...]

Health Justice And Black Liberation: Ugo Edu

By Gwendolyn Wallace and Roberto Sirvent, Black Agenda Report. -

I remember always wanting to be a doctor—perhaps because my parents are Nigerian—and having a genuine concern with people’s health. I soon became disillusioned with treatment and the competition [...]

Could Your Medical Bills Make You Sick?

By Lisa L. Gill, Consumer Reports. -

Devin Barrington-Ward was doubled over with stomach pain. His chest hurt, too. Though his family urged him to call an ambulance and he was terrified that his condition was serious, [...]

Natural Gas Fracking Under Fire In Pennsylvania

By Ad Crable, Bay Journal. -

In a blistering report on Pennsylvania’s 12-year experience with hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a special statewide grand jury said public health and the environment have suffered and the [...]

NATO Poisons Fish In Germany

By Pat Elder, MilitaryPoisons.org. -

Throughout much of Europe, NATO military bases have used and carelessly discarded hundreds of thousands of gallons of toxic fire-fighting foams containing a variety of PFAS chemicals during [...]

Let’s Talk About Racism And Health

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The current uprising across the nation is a take-off moment for systemic racism in the United States. A take-off moment occurs when awareness about a crisis reaches a level of public [...]

Report, Tuesday, September 22: Julian Assange Hearing

By Craig Murray. -

Julian is profoundly worried that his medical history will be used to discredit him and all that he has worked for, to paint the achievements of Wikileaks in promoting open government and citizen [...]

Sweden’s COVID-19 Response Is Nothing To Envy

By Eleanor Goldfield, Mintpress News. -

From Djurgården, I walk along the water on Strandvägen – a rising fall whips in a determined wind across the water, slicing at remnants of summer and carving pathways around centuries-old [...]

Reclaim Public Medicine For Public Health

By PublicMedicines.org. -

Far too many people have suffered and died because our medicines and medical products system was not prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with prompt and universal access to reliable [...]

Assange Would Not Have Fair US Trial, Witness Tells Old Bailey

By Thomas Scripps, WSWS. -

Julian Assange’s extradition hearing resumed yesterday morning after a coronavirus test for a member of the prosecution’s legal team came back negative. Mark Summers QC, one of Assange’s [...]

We Can Still Win The War On Plastic

By Michael K. Dorsey, Fair Observer. -

For many years, even decades, before the current global pandemic, environmental advocates have waged a war against single-use plastic. We’ve been winning that war. More and more consumers are [...]

South Pasadena Sues Dow Chemical And Shell Oil

By Scott Schwebke and Steve Scauzillo, Pasadena Star News. -

The city of South Pasadena is suing The Dow Chemical Co. and Shell Oil Co., alleging that for more than four decades both firms  willfully manufactured a pesticide containing a cancer-causing [...]

Fracking Company Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico

By Dahr Jamail, Truthout. -

Penny Aucoin, her husband Carl Dee George, their son Gideon and their daughter Skyler have had their lives devastated by the fracking industry. There was no oil and gas infrastructure where [...]

Teachers Organize As COVID-19 Outbreaks At Schools Concealed

By Evan Blake, WSWS. -

Using the fraudulent pretext of “protecting medical privacy,” a growing number of states and school districts across the United States are deliberately concealing information from the public on [...]