Category: Social Policy

Mark Evans: Beyond Ideology

Mental Health promotion as social justice activism

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

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

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…

Bill Roberts: A Different Cancer Story

Mike Marqusee shows us in The Price of Experience: Writings on Living with Cancer, it is not necessary, or even healthy, to accept the enforced isolation of most treatment regimens

Joe Emersberger: When will the UN pay for its crimes in Haiti? When will anyone?

Since 2010 the UN has been dodging responsibility for a cholera outbreak that has killed 8,500 Haitians and sickened more than 700,000

Maryn McKenna: Coalition Asks for Global Action on Antibiotics

“Individual Actions Are Doomed to Failure”

Ewan Robertson: Social Programs Expanded in Venezuela

The Venezuelan government has initiated its policy of expanding social programs in the country’s most deprived areas in a bid to eradicate extreme poverty

Manning Marable: A Humane Society is Possible Through Struggle

An interview  with Manning Marable on “Being Left.” Socialism lost its way largely when it became decoupled from the processes of democracy. My vision of a just society is one that is democratic, that allows people’s voices to be heard, where the people actually govern.”

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