Category: Social Policy

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Sarah Lazare: Global Community Must Face Deeper Roots of Growing Ebola Crisis

As WHO warns Ebola outbreak could infect up to 20,000 people, experts urge world to take aggressive action to address crisis

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Louis Proyect: Cancer, Politics, and Capitalism

If the origins of cancer and its ultimate cure are shrouded in mystery, the same cannot be said about the need for adequate and affordable care

Paul Farmer: Growing Inequality in Global Healthcare at Root of Crisis

Dr. Paul Farmer on African Ebola Outbreak

Tatyana Novossiolova: An Accident Waiting to Happen

Making viruses in the lab deadlier and more able to spread

Lisa O'Carroll: World leaders ‘failing to help’ over Ebola outbreak in Africa

Médecins Sans Frontières chief claims response to catastrophe is ‘almost zero’, with nations most concerned with self protection

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Mark Evans: Beyond Ideology

Mental Health promotion as social justice activism

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Kathy Kelly: In Emergency

A hospital known as “Emergency” provides free medical treatment in the war-torn country of Afghanistan

Michelle Bamberger: Fracking’s Untold Health Threat

How toxic contamination is destroying lives

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David Swanson: Letter From Happy Town

It’s hard to know whether to be pleased each time the place I live, Charlottesville, Va., is named the happiest city in the United States

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Mark Evans: How Rejecting Psychopathology is Counter-Productive to Critical Psychiatry

All who are not lunatics are agreed about certain things.  That it is better to be alive than dead, better to be adequately fed than starved, better to be free than a slave.  Many people desire these things only for themselves and their friends; they are quite content that their enemies should suffer.  These people Read more…

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