Archive | Human Rights

The GOP’s Health Care Legislation Is Cruel and Punitive, Doctors Say

Published on Truthout, 10 July 2017.

Insurance is not the same as health care, which is intensely personal, relationship-based and immensely complex, point out physicians and other health professionals. To have non-clinicians in Congress denigrate a service they know nothing about is at the core of this tragic and ill-informed policy debate, says Dr. Bruce Amundson of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

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Settler State Repression: Standing Rock Battles Continue in the Courts

Published on Truthout, 3 May 2017.

“The police and military have always been the arm of the state to facilitate Indigenous dispossession and normalize it,” Nick Estes, cofounder of The Red Nation, tells Truthout. Standing Rock is only one modern example of a tactic that has been used by the settler state against Indigenous peoples for hundreds of years.

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“Storm the Heavens”: Notes From the Weather Underground on Resistance to Trump

Published on Truthout, 17 April 2017.

Decades after the Weather Underground disbanded, its members are still fighting for justice, and they have some words of wisdom for those of us engaged in today’s political struggles. Former members of the radical resistance group share their perspectives on resisting empire under the Trump regime.

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On Labor and Beyond, Trump Is Following Scott Walker’s Playbook

Published on Truthout, 10 March 2017.

The evisceration of Wisconsin under Gov. Scott Walker is essentially a blueprint for how to transfer the country’s social, physical and environmental infrastructure to corporate power. This blueprint is being followed nearly to the letter by the Trump administration. If you think things are bad now, take a closer look at Wisconsin and brace yourself.

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