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How Liberals Justify Torture

19. June 2011

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How Liberals Justify Torture

Just because medical professionals are asked to assist with torture does not transform the torture victim into a patient and the torture chamber into a medical consulting room.

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Hungry for Solutions

10. January 2011

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Hungry for Solutions

Gabor Maté’s books are commercially successful because they tap into popular awareness of social problems while avoiding the uncomfortable conclusion that social revolution is required to solve them.

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Madness, Power and the Media

3. January 2011

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Madness, Power and the Media

Author Stephen Harper explains how media images of madness and mental distress reflect and reinforce the unequal social relations of capitalism.

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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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Support Detroit’s Emergency Medics!

5. July 2010

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Support Detroit’s Emergency Medics!

Detroit medics who work for the city's Emergency Medical Service desperately need our support - please sign their online petition.

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Assembly-Line Medicine

17. April 2010

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Assembly-Line Medicine

By expanding Taylorism to the service sector, capitalism has expanded the class struggle to every school and hospital. Opportunities have never been better to build a unified movement of the working-class.

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The Fight for Medicare in Canada

17. April 2010

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The Fight for Medicare in Canada

The story of how Canadian medicare was won and how it is being lost provides many valuable lessons.

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Introduction to “Sick and Sicker”

1. April 2010

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Introduction to “Sick and Sicker”

"What does it mean to strive for health in a sick society run by psychopaths?” After 35 years of practising medicine, I found myself asking this question.

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Inequality: The Root Source of Sickness

31. October 2009

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Inequality: The Root Source of Sickness

America has the worst health statistics in the industrialized world because it is the most unequal society in the industrialized world. Social inequality affects the health of populations even more than access to medical care.

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