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How Inequality is Killing Us

Monday, September 2, 2013

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How Inequality is Killing Us

In "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger," Wilkinson and Pickett challenge everything we’ve been told about why people get sick and what it takes to be healthy.

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Madness, Power and the Media

Monday, January 3, 2011

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Madness, Power and the Media

Author Stephen Harper explains how media images of madness and mental distress reflect and reinforce the unequal social relations of capitalism.

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In Palestine, not even the birds are free

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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In Palestine, not even the birds are free

by Patricia Campbell -- Two weeks before our medical conference was scheduled to begin in Gaza, Israel denied entry visas to all the foreign delegates who had been invited to participate.

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Mental Illness or Social Sickness?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

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Mental Illness or Social Sickness?

Human beings protest their oppression with open rebellion and through symptoms of sickness and distress. The prison system crushes the rebels, medicine treats the sick, and psychiatry subordinates the distressed. The effect of psychiatric “treatment” is to resign the discontented to their lot and drug the resisters into submission.

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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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