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Should Physicians be Activists?

20. September 2010

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Should Physicians be Activists?

Dr. Roland Wong is under threat of losing his license to practice medicine. He helped people on social assistance get extra money for food.

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One Million Kids on Anti-Psychotics

20. September 2010

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One Million Kids on Anti-Psychotics

Corporate America is awash in cash it stole from working-class families, whose distressed children are being labeled with mental disorders and drugged into submission.

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Mental Illness or Social Sickness?

18. May 2008

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Mental Illness or Social Sickness?

Human beings protest their oppression with open rebellion and through symptoms of sickness and distress. The prison system crushes the rebels, medicine treats the sick, and psychiatry subordinates the distressed. The effect of psychiatric “treatment” is to resign the discontented to their lot and drug the resisters into submission.

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Where’s the Justice?

1. September 2007

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Where’s the Justice?

Those who want to “crack down on crime” ignore the root cause of crime; the capitalist system of organized thievery.

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The Secret: Snake Oil for the Soul

22. February 2007

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The Secret: Snake Oil for the Soul

The Secret assumes that we live in a just world where those who suffer must be doing something wrong.

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Anger is the Emotion of Injustice

17. February 2007

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Anger is the Emotion of Injustice

Anger is an instinctive, automatic response to unfairness.

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Tookie Was Right. They Want You to Blame Yourself

8. November 2006

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Tookie Was Right. They Want You to Blame Yourself

The labor movement has a slogan, An Injury to One is an Injury to All. Capitalism has a different slogan, It’s All Your Fault.

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We Must Pull Together or Be Pulled Apart

14. October 2006

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We Must Pull Together or Be Pulled Apart

By focusing on individuals, the medical system dissipates the class rage that propels social change.

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Guantanamo Madness

29. September 2006

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Guantanamo Madness

What's the definition of social insanity? Treating torture as normal and branding the victim's reactions as abnormal.

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The Myth of Scarcity

1. January 1999

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The Myth of Scarcity

The myth of scarcity is used to limit majority access to medical and social services. In reality, society has more than enough resources to meet human needs.

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