Category: Social Policy

Ellen Isaacs: Migration: A Reflection of Capitalism

The news is full of tragic and shocking stories of the flight of refugees, such as the 12.6 million Syrians internally or externally displaced and 800 drowned this year in the Aegean sea. Today, more desperate refugees are seeking shelter in Europe than at any time since World War II. According to the United Nations Read more…

Julie M. Rodriguez: At Least 33 US Cities May Be Hiding Lead in Drinking Water

At least 33 large cities in the United States may be improperly testing tap water in order to pass FDA regulations on allowable levels of lead

Dror Ladin: Latest CIA Torture Docs Show “Evidence of War Crimes” & Level of Brutality That Even Shocked Bush

This is evidence of war crimes. And yet no one’s been prosecuted

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Sonia Shah: From Zika to Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs: Welcome to the New Age of Contagions

Today’s deadly new pathogens aren’t just a scientific challenge, they’re a political one

Lyndal Rowlands: Antibiotic Resistance Requires Global Response Similar to AIDS, Climate Change

Any potential global regulations should be able to draw on positive examples from countries which have successfully regulated the use of antibiotics in farming

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Don Fitz: The 3,000 Who Stayed

How does a poor Latin American country make a transformative medical revolution?

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Martha Rosenberg: What Big Pharma Does Not Want You to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

The Pharma-driven opioid epidemic may be as big a con as the mortgage housing bubble collapse

William Boardman: Saudies Should Kill Civilians More Slowly…?

Sounds a little like a joke (and in a sense it is): Two U.S. senators introduce a resolution based on fraudulent representations of reality, seeking to make the president insist that the Saudis bomb fewer civilians in Yemen

John Dear: The Life And Death of Daniel Berrigan

Rev. Daniel Berrigan, the renowned anti-war activist, award-winning poet, author and Jesuit priest, who inspired religious opposition to the Vietnam war and later the U.S. nuclear weapons industry, died at age 94, just a week shy of his 95th birthday

Fran Quigley: From Cancer Patient to Medicines Activist

It is Hannah Lyon’s first-ever experience with public speaking, but she clears her throat, clutches her notes, and plunges in. “Hello. My name is Hannah, and while I might not look like it, I am a cancer patient.” Lyon’s audience was gathered in front of her on a Washington, DC sidewalk to commemorate World Cancer Read more…

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