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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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Support the Egyptian Revolution!

Monday, January 31, 2011

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Support the Egyptian Revolution!

Revolutions that topple tyrants can transform themselves into revolutionary movements that challenge all tyranny. This is what the ruling class most fears, not only in Egypt, but also in the US and around the world.

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Should Physicians be Activists?

Monday, September 20, 2010

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Should Physicians be Activists?

Dr. Roland Wong is under threat of losing his license to practice medicine. He helped people on social assistance get extra money for food.

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One Million Kids on Anti-Psychotics

Monday, September 20, 2010

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One Million Kids on Anti-Psychotics

Corporate America is awash in cash it stole from working-class families, whose distressed children are being labeled with mental disorders and drugged into submission.

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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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Healthcare Not Warfare!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

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Healthcare Not Warfare!

The amount of global resources devoted to war indicates that our primary goal is to destroy ourselves.

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Appeal from Gaza – Please Help Us!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

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Appeal from Gaza – Please Help Us!

by Mahmoud -- At 3:30 am, I can still hear bombs exploding all over Gaza.

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Engels and the WHO Report

Monday, September 1, 2008

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Engels and the WHO Report

On August 28, the World Health Organization announced that "INEQUALITIES ARE KILLING PEOPLE ON A GRAND SCALE." Has anything changed since the 19th Century? Find out in this fictional interview with Frederick Engels.

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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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Where’s the Justice?

Saturday, September 1, 2007

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Where’s the Justice?

Those who want to “crack down on crime” ignore the root cause of crime; the capitalist system of organized thievery.

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