Health

MEDICARE For All – How to Get There

Medicare for All: How to Get There excerpts from a speech by Dr. Paul Song We know what to expect from Republicans when they vote against the things we stand for, but frankly we have a problem in congress and here in CA, where each year more progressive legislation is held hostage by a group…

Active Ingredient in Roundup® Causes Changes to DNA

Active Ingredient in Roundup® Causes Changes to DNA Function Resulting in Chronic Disease, According to Study    Beyond Pesticides July 18, 2016 A review of the scientific literature links glyphosate, one of the most popular weed killers in the U.S. and the active ingredient in Roundup, to a wide range of diseases through a mechanism that modifies DNA…

Court Decisions Impact Mumia Abu-Jamal

Court action has potential to re-open Mumia’s criminal conviction! On August 7, Mumia Abu-Jamal filed an appeal based on a U.S. Supreme Court case decided in June. In a startling 5-3 decision (Williams v. the Commonwealth of PA), the U.S. Supreme Court held that former DA and retired Pennsylvania Chief Justice, Ronald D. Castille, violated…

Hospitals Can Kill You

Hospitals Can Kill You collected by Ray Jones These are real statements by real people about  hospitals: Sandee Curry: I spent five hours in the waiting room here with a kidney infection. The bathroom for the ER waiting room was filthier than a truck stop restroom. The sink was clogged and I couldn’t wash my…

Chasing the Scream: Book Review

The War on Drugs has been a dismal failure. Hundreds of billions have been wasted on this war, millions of lives ruined, and the number of addicts and arrests continue to increase. The only real beneficiaries are companies who build prisons, prison guards, corrupt politicians and the judges, lawyers, cops and probation officers whose livelihoods depend on administration of‘drug criminals.’

Japanese Community Mobilizes to Save Keiro

The Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro held a march and rally from Little Tokyo to the Reagan State Building to serve Attorney General Kamala Harris with petition signatures to prevent the privatization of the Japanese/Japanese-American community’s elder care institution.  They held a speak-out urging the AG to stop the sale of Keiro until a…

National conference plans to win Medicare-for-All

By Paul Krehbiel Over 300 health care reform leaders and activists from across the U.S. met in Oakland in August at a National Strategy Conference to develop plans to bring high quality, affordable health care to all residents. Three national single-payer organizations, Healthcare-NOW!, Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Healthcare, and One Payer States (a 26-state network…

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