How Police Are A Public Health Issue + Extinction Rebellion’s Move To Save Humanity

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Policing is a public health issue. Some recent victories combined with ongoing grassroots organizing outline the importance of addressing state-sponsored violence as a health hazard that has [...]

Why Hurricane Florence Could Become A Public Health Crisis

By Jessica A. Knoblauch, Earthjustice.org -

In the path of the storm are giant pits filled with coal ash, lagoons swirling with hog manure, Superfund sites and industrial facilities stocked with toxic chemicals. People in the southeastern [...]

Boycott Factory Farm Foods: But Don’t Forget The Fish

By Ronnie Cummins, Organicconsumers.org -

Factory farming and fish production are now a multi-trillion-dollar monster with a growing and devastating impact on public health, animal welfare, small farmers and farmworkers, rural and [...]

Beyond GMOs And Fast Food Nation: Regenerating Public Health

By Ronnie Cummins, Organicconsumers.org -

After decades of chemical-intensive agriculture, factory farms and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food, and an ongoing war against natural systems and traditional knowledge, [...]

Standing Rock Sioux People Sue Opioid Industry

By Staff, TelesurTV -

The Standing Rock Sioux people of the United States have filed a federal lawsuit against the opioid industry, alleging they created a public health crisis in their reservation by concealing the [...]

Toxic Firefighting Chemicals ‘Most Seminal Public Health Challenge’

By Christopher Knaus, www.theguardian.com -

By Christopher Knaus for The Guardian - A top United States environmental official has described the contamination of drinking water by toxic firefighting chemicals as the most seminal public [...]

Rapid Burnout, Dissatisfaction Of U.S. Doctors Threatens Public Health Crisis

By Alexander Reed Kelly, www.truthdig.com -

By Alexander Reed Kelly for Truth Dig - Half of U.S. physicians are “disengaged, burned out, and demoralized and plan to either retire, cut back on work hours, or seek non-clinical roles,” [...]

War On Drugs Harmed Public Health: Report

By Vik Adhopia, www.cbc.ca -

By Vik Adhopia for CBC News - The war on drugs has failed, fuelling higher rates of infection and harming public health and human rights to such a degree that it's time to decriminalize [...]

Harm Reduction Drug Policies Gaining Momentum

By Sharda Sekaran, www.drugpolicy.org -

By Sharda Sekaran for Drug Policy Alliance. United States - It’s been a groundbreaking month in the national dialogue about opiate dependency and addiction. From halls of government to family [...]

Maryland Considers Public Health Approach To All Drugs

By Staff, www.drugpolicy.org -

By Staff of Drug Policy Alliance - As deaths from drug overdoses increase nationwide, Maryland Delegate Dan Morhaim, M.D. - also a practicing physician who has been treating patients in emergency [...]

People With Disabilities Rally For Utah To Improve At-Home Services

By Michael McFall, www.sltrib.com -

By Michael McFall in The St. Louis Tribune - Cathy Garber still gets emotional when she remembers how badly she wanted to leave her nursing home. Garber had just finished her master's degree [...]

Future Doctors Rising Up For ‘Medicare For All’

By Vanessa Van Doren, www.commondreams.org -

By Vanessa Van Doren in Common Dreams - For most of us in medicine, helping people live healthy, happy lives is at the heart of why we chose this career. We expound upon this in application [...]

Million-Liter Cyanide Spill In Argentina Highlights Mining Crimes

By Deirdre Fulton, www.commondreams.org -

By Deirdre Fulton in Common Dreams - Highlighting how corporate extractivism and lack of accountability is driving the destruction of Latin American communities, a Canadian mining company has now [...]

Monsanto’s Documents Reveal Truth Of Toxicological Dangers

By Richard Gale and Gary Null in Organic Consumers, www.organicconsumers.org -

By Richard Gale and Gary Null in Organic Consumers - Over the years a large body of independent research has accumulated and now collectively provides a sound scientific rationale to confirm that [...]

Single Payer Health Care Groups Converge On Chicago

By David Johnson, www.popularresistance.org -

By David Johnson - On Friday Oct. 30th until Sunday November 1st in Chicago Illinois, the largest ever national conference of single-payer / Medicare for All healthcare advocates will [...]

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