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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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How Liberals Justify Torture

Sunday, June 19, 2011

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How Liberals Justify Torture

Just because medical professionals are asked to assist with torture does not transform the torture victim into a patient and the torture chamber into a medical consulting room.

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Inequality: The Root Source of Sickness

Saturday, October 31, 2009

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Inequality: The Root Source of Sickness

America has the worst health statistics in the industrialized world because it is the most unequal society in the industrialized world. Social inequality affects the health of populations even more than access to medical care.

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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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Israel Bombs Health Service in Gaza

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

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Israel Bombs Health Service in Gaza

by Patricia Campbell -- On December 31, the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme building was destroyed by Israeli bomber jets.

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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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The Myth of Scarcity

Friday, January 1, 1999

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The Myth of Scarcity

The myth of scarcity is used to limit majority access to medical and social services. In reality, society has more than enough resources to meet human needs.

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