Category Archives: Health Care

Birth justice now! Midwifery and traditional childbirthing in oppressed communities

Tamika Middleton and Laura Perez sat down with Michelle Foy to talk about how they are working to bring alternative birthing options to working class communities of color. Michelle Foy: What is traditional childbirthing and midwifery? Can you speak about … Continue reading

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Deep in the heart of Texas: Women who misbehave

This week reactionaries in Texas are trying again to force through a vile anti-woman abortion bill. So we are reprinting this story from Anne Lewis (first posted at the Rag Blog). She was present at the Texas statehouse and took … Continue reading

Posted in Gender & Sexuality, Health Care

Acupuncture for the People! An Interview with Holly Anderson, LAc

As part of the ongoing column on health, nutrition, and revolutionary transformation, I’m pleased to interview Holly Anderson, LAc, with the Service Workers Acupuncture Project. Holly has been practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine for going on five years, and has … Continue reading

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Decolonize your diet!

Editor’s note: This is the first piece in a new series on revolutionary health and nutrition. In this series, we hope to include interviews with alternative healthcare providers such as acupuncturists, midwives, herbalists, and other healers. The goal is to … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Health Care

Let’s Go Public: Reframing the Health Care Debate by putting Health Back into the Discussion

The national policy discussion around health care reform ignores the big question—“How do we improve the people’s health?”—and concentrates instead on a narrow question:  “How do we get people insured?” The debate is couched in language that is designed to … Continue reading

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The Struggle for Healthcare in Historical and International Context

The struggle for universal healthcare in the U.S. has been long and difficult.  Since the late 1800s, there have been multiple efforts at reform and revolutionary change.  They have been met with much resistance from all sides, for various reasons.  … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform and Labor: How to Fight

Union members across the country are rallying to defend health care reform at Congressional Town Hall meetings.  The right-wing populists are doing everything in their power to stop the discussion and shout down Congress members who have shown any sign … Continue reading

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The Left and Mental Health

Before anyone makes a crack or attempts to be sarcastic, I would ask you — to borrow the words of a friend — to pause. By and large the Left has no idea how to handle mental health and substance … Continue reading

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