Tag: healthcare

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Combatting unsafe workplaces: an interview with Janet Newsham

Every workplace is a Covid frontline, as employers try to force workers into unsafe situations. We interviewed Janet Newsham of the Hazards Campaign, which is fighting back.
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‘As cold as charity’: repression and the ‘speculator state’

The government's right-wing reform of public services continues apace – and NGOs and charities are being used as cover.
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Agitating with Art: the Artivists at Work story so far

Artwork – not just 'great art' but cartoons and doodles – can add life and vibrancy to political messaging, and give people a mirror in which to recognise their own hopes and frustrations.
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Big Pharma: saints or sinners?

Free-market ideologues claim that 'Big Pharma' has saved the day with its Covid vaccines. But pharma companies don't drive innovation – they simply hoard its benefits.
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Behind the spin: how effective are the vaccines?

Looking at the science behind the Covid vaccines provides real grounds for optimism – but we can't pin all our hopes on a single silver bullet.
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A psychologist’s view: Tory blame games hurt our mental health

The government's blame games and their failed Covid strategy have helped to turn the pandemic into a full-blown mental health crisis.

‘We have a right to stop’: interview with a socialist nurse

Whereas the first wave of Covid-19 was an occasion for government-sponsored jingoism, the second wave is seeing health workers abandoned and left to manage the unmanageable.

The exception as the rule: Toronto’s social reproduction organising

In Toronto, community organisers are battling Covid in the shadow of colonial racial capitalism.

It didn’t have to be this way

This second lockdown was avoidable. It is critical that we understand the choices made by those in power that led to this, and organise to take management of this crisis out of their hands.
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Zero Covid is possible

Through serious nationwide action that puts public health above profits, the infection rate can be brought down to zero. So why is demand for a Zero Covid strategy so low?