Category: Social Policy

Charlea T. Massion: Another Invented Disease Brought to You by Pharma

Rx for Change — Binge-Eating Disorder

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Nikos Raptis: An Earthquake is not an Academic Subject

Although quakes cannot be prevented, they can be rendered not deadly

Deane Marchbein: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Threat To Global Health?

The public health repercussions of this deal could be massive

John Kiriakou: There’s Still Time to Prosecute the Torturers

The question isn’t whether torture works. Torture is immoral

Shepherd Bliss: Wine Maker Paul Hobbs Herbicide Spraying Upsets Parents and Neighbors at Apple Blossom School Meeting

Hidden beneath the attractive, compelling school names is the ugly reality of their being sprayed by herbicides proven to cause cancer

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Paul Farmer: The Caregivers’ Disease

If we are to honour the memories of those who died from this caregivers’ disease, we would do well to muster the resources and resolve to build strong healthcare systems in those parts of the world that have never known them

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Marjorie Cohn: Agent Orange: Terrible Legacy of the Vietnam War

40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, we must support the Vietnamese people who continue to suffer some of the most horrific legacies of that war

Joris Leverink: Turkey’s century-old denial still going strong. But for how long?

The Turkish government says it will not accept that genocide took place one hundred years ago, despite that 1.5 million of a total 2 million were killed during the fall of the Ottoman Empire one hundred years ago

Pete Dolack: Low-Cost Banking

The struggle to save the United States Postal Service is emblematic of the larger struggle against corporate plundering of public resources

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Steve Early: Vermont Activists Battle Democratic Governor for Single-Payer Health Care

While continuing to assist private and public sector workers involved in strikes and contract fights, the Vermont Workers Center plans to do more grassroots organizing around the shortcomings of Vermont Health Connect coverage

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