Category: Social Policy

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Martha Rosenberg: Big Pharma Still Tries to Push Dangerous Drug Class

Blaming hip fractures on not enough people taking bisphosphonates is not a new tactic for Pharma

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Patrick Cockburn: People care more about Oxfam scandal than cholera epidemic

Compare the lack of interest shown by the international media, politicians and assorted celebrities to the cholera epidemic, leading to the death of thousands of Haitians, with the hysterical outrage expressed about Oxfam officials consorting with prostitutes

Justin Anderson: New ‘Reform’ Group Against Guaranteed Healthcare

The warm reception USoC has gotten so far from corporate media suggests that popular support for universal healthcare programs like Medicare for All will be met with undue skepticism and hostility from political and media establishment alike

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George Monbiot: Resisting Resistance

A US-UK trade deal threatens to export the horrors of US corporate livestock production

Danica Jorden: Quebec’s Legacy of Racism Continues

A look at the medical airlift policy for Indigenous children in the far north

Robert Koehler: War and poverty: a compromise with hell

In America, the horrors of poverty go on and on. The solution for some — especially those in positions of power — is simply to close their eyes to it

Ruth Tanner: The aid industry is long overdue its #MeToo moment

Revelations about Oxfam’s behaviour in Haiti are shocking, but not surprising

Theopia Jackson: How Trump Trauma Is Resurrecting the Jim Crow Era

I truly hope an outcome of the insanity is that people reclaim their humanity and sanity and social justice

Jessica Mason Pieklo: ‘Legality Means Nothing if There Is No Access’

Interview on the numerous ways that the Trump administration is a threat to women’s rights, including the right to choose abortion

Michael Arria: Killing More Miners

Trump might not be able to save coal, but he can roll back the industry regulations that existed under Obama, and that’s what his administration has been doing since taking office

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