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Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike

In 1981, Ontario hospital workers defied their employers, the government, and their own union officials to strike for nine days. Not having the legal right to strike, they struck anyway, proving that the rights you have are the ones you exercise.

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The Lessons of Chile: 1970-1973

Sunday, March 11, 2012

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The Lessons of Chile: 1970-1973

The rise of Chile’s mass movement marked a high point in the global struggles of the 1960s. The defeat of this movement marked the beginning of its descent.

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The US and Canada: Different Forms of Medical Rationing

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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The US and Canada: Different Forms of  Medical Rationing

Both the U.S. and Canada ration medical services. In the US, rationing is based on ability to pay. Canada rations by under-funding the medical system, bringing inequality through the back door.

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What Happened in Chile: An Analysis of the Health Sector Before, During, and After Allende’s Administration

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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What Happened in Chile: An Analysis of the Health Sector Before, During, and After Allende’s Administration

by Vicente Navarro - In the early 1970s, Chileans fought for a democratized and inclusive National Health Service. The lessons of that struggle are critical to our fight for universal health care today.

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Blood Money

Sunday, November 23, 2008

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Blood Money

The billions of dollars being lavished on banks and other corporations is blood money. It's available only because people like Heather are being robbed of their kidneys, their health and their lives.

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Health Care or Damage Control?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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Health Care or Damage Control?

Capitalism cannot deliver genuine health care. A real health-care system would oppose profitable practices like hazardous work, adulterated food, industrial pollution and wars of acquisition. Putting health first requires a fundamentally different social system.

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Profit Parasite Attacks Medical System

Saturday, March 3, 2007

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Profit Parasite Attacks Medical System

In any sane society, there would be no profit in medicine. There would be no profit in any human activity.

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