Medicare-for-All Is a Beginning, Not the End Point

1 September 2020 — Green Social Thought

What Can We Learn from Cuba?

by Don Fitz

As a coup de grâce to the Bernie Sanders campaign Joe Biden declared that he would veto Medicare-for-All. This could drive a dedicated health care advocate to relentlessly pursue Med-4-All asa final goal. However, it is not the final goal. It should be the first step in a complete transformation of medicine which includes combining community medicine with natural medicine and health-care-for-the-world.

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Devastating cuts to Britain’s social security breach int’l human rights law

21 January 2019 — True Publica

By Koldo Casla – odUK: In accordance with international human rights law, countries must take concrete steps to the maximum of their available resources to fulfil economic and social rights progressively. This includes the right to social security and the right to an adequate standard of living.

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The ‘Bedroom Tax’: A Two-Pronged Attack By Insa Koch

1 September 2013 — New Left Project

The ‘bedroom tax’, which was implemented on the 1 April 2013, has been widely criticised as a fundamental attack on the welfare state in Britain. It exposes many people to the risk of losing their houses, threatening to break up family homes and communities. But there is also another problem with the ‘bedroom tax’ which has been largely overlooked: in addition to undermining the welfare state, it fosters feelings of resentment which may well reinforce social divisions among the most marginalised sectors of society.

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FAIR TV: Boston Bombing, Defining Terrorism, Social Security 'Bravery' By Peter Hart

20 April 2013 — FAIR Blog

bagmenThis week on FAIR TV we look at the media’s rush to misjudgment on the Boston Marathon attack. And we ask some questions about which acts of terrorism are called “terrorism”–and which have been largely forgotten. Plus PBS gives us both sides on the debate over Social Security: The right thinks Barack Obama is brave to propose cutting benefits, while the “left” says he’s…also brave. Continue reading

FAIR TV: Misremembering Thatcher, Cutting Social Security, Hillary Clinton's Hair

12 April 2013 — FAIR Blog

This week on FAIR TV: Media remember Margaret Thatcher for turning around Britain’s economy. But do the numbers tell a different story? Also: Barack Obama’s plan to cut Social Security and Medicare is inexplicably deemed a move to the “center,” and pundits are monitoring the 2016 election by paying close attention to… Hillary Clinton’s haircut?

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Black Agenda Report for 11 April 2013: Obama's 2nd Term? Or Reagan's 9th? Fear of a Ded Planet

11 April 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

Is This Barack Obama’s 2nd Term? Is it Bill Clinton’s 3rd? Or Is It Ronald Reagan’s 9th?

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

They say that elections do matter, and that there are real differences between Republican and Democratic presidents. But backing up the view to 30 years, that difference looks a lot more like continuity, both at home and in America’s global empire.

Austerity Can’t Solve Crises of Capitalism By Gene Clancy

8 February, 2013 IACenter.org

Millions of workers across the United States received a rude and unpleasant jolt this January when they discovered that their take-home pay had just shrunk by 2 percent. The Social Security payroll tax cut of 2009 was restored, costing workers an average amount of $850 a year, a significant wage decrease for workers on the edge of financial ruin.

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FAIR Media Alert: CEO Evening News?

27 November 2012 — Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

CBS turns to benefit-cutting bosses for ‘fiscal cliff’ commentary

The CBS Evening News has decided the best way to inform viewers about the impending “fiscal cliff” is to let corporate CEOs affiliated with the Fix the Debt campaign recommend cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Continue reading

Brazil Takes the Lead in Trying to Stop Another Senseless War by MARK WEISBROT

2 March 2012 — The Greanville Post

Brazil’s foreign minister, Antonio Patriota, made a courageous and very important statement last week about the rising threat of a military attack on Iran.  He asked UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to weigh in on the legality of a threatened military strike against Iran. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report 14 September 2011: Obama Subverts Social Security / Black Marriages / Fauntroy's Libya Tale

14 September 2011 — Black Agenda ReportNews, commentary and analysis from the black left

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We have experienced some technical difficulties.  We are rebuilding our article content for the last five months, so these will gradually become available over the next few weeks, but unfortunately without their attached comments.  Some of the links will be changed too, and for this we must apologize. The four and a half years of BAR content published on this site prior to April 2011 will continue to be available.  We thank you for your patience, and the emails and phone calls we’ve received in the last few days.

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