Tag: Healthcare

  • Finance Versus the People in the Era of the Pandemic

    The current pandemic has brought to the fore, and with exceptional clarity, the fundamental contradiction underlying contemporary globalization, namely, the contradiction between the interests of finance and those of the people. Indeed this contradiction, which characterizes the era of globalization as a whole, has now come to a head. It is becoming clearly visible in … Keep reading »

  • “Between the rock of the occupation, and the hammer of coronavirus”

    The Coronavirus and the Conditions of Palestinian Workers “Colonialism is not a thinking machine, nor a body endowed with reasoning faculties. It is violence in its natural state…” — Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (1963). This past month Israeli soldiers dumped a Palestinian worker at a checkpoint on the border of the West Bank, … Keep reading »

  • Re-tool Oshawa GM Complex to Combat Covid-19

    Manufacturing worker and healthcare worker representatives call for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford to immediately order the production of essential medical equipment and supplies at the Oshawa GM complex and related parts supplier facilities. This should be the first step toward establishing a publicly owned manufacturing centre that could supply strategically … Watch video »

  • COVID-19 in Gaza

    The Covid-19 pandemic is confronting governments around the world with an emergency health situation, requiring self-isolation, population lockdowns of many economic activities and households, mass virus testing, screening and hospitalizations, and much more. In areas of the world in the midst of armed conflict, military occupation, hosting refugee camps, or large pools of migrant workers, … Keep reading »

  • Why Can’t Everyone Get Free COVID-19 Treatment?

    Access to COVID-19 treatment is key to helping Americans combat the disease, as well as containing its spread. To their credit, on March 29, Humana and CIGNA – the fourth and fifth largest health insurers – under massive public pressure, waived “all COVID-19 costs” for all of their members. However, tens of millions of other … Keep reading »

  • Marx in the Era of Pandemic Capitalism

    How could Karl Marx (1818 – 1883) help us interpret the current crisis? His theory of history offers critical resources to interpret the unprecedented crisis which is shaking the world today, while indicating at the same time that ‘the world after’ so much mentioned could only be anti-capitalist. Keep reading »

  • The Left Reflects on the Global Pandemic

    Left-wing scholars, intellectuals, politicians, activists speak with transform! europe on the social, political and economic implications of the current pandemic crisis. Watch video »

  • The Cost of This Pandemic Must Not Bankrupt the People

    The global pandemic of COVID-19 has spread to almost every country on the planet earth. The virus will take many lives, disrupt communities and institutions, and leave behind trauma and a devastated world economy. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimates that by the end of 2020, global income will collapse by … Keep reading »

  • Dispatches From Palestine on COVID-19

    Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) is releasing a series of dispatches from Palestinians and Palestine solidarity activists reflecting on life in Gaza and the West Bank under the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world grapples with the outbreak, and as we organize mutual aid and solidarity in many cities, we must keep Palestine in both our minds … Keep reading »

  • Call of the Indigenous Peoples, Afro-Descendants and Peoples’ Organizations of Latin America

    The crisis that COVID-19 has provoked globally presents a crossroads to the peoples of Abya Yala – Latin America. The popular organizations are the first line of resistance against the worst expressions of the decomposing system. We are going through a complete crisis that threatens life in all its forms. The COVID-19 has become a … Keep reading »

  • What Wall Street Doesn’t Want You to Know About Hospital Emergency Rooms

    Doctor Ming Lin is the first emergency room doctor to be fired for going public with his concerns about poor hospital emergency room safety practices and shortages of medical supplies and protective gear for health workers. He won’t be the last. Like many hospitals in the US, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham Washington, … Keep reading »

  • Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: Order the Use of the GM Oshawa Plant for Essential Medical Production

    We call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to issue an immediate order for the production of essential medical equipment and supplies in the Oshawa GM complex and related parts supplier facilities. This should be the first step toward establishing a publicly owned manufacturing centre that could supply strategically necessary goods in times of crisis. The … Keep reading »