Health Care Access

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Building a Solidarity City
Article
2013
A Solidarity City is the creation of a community that rejects a system that engenders poverty and anguish, not solely for immigrants and refugees, but also for other Montrealers confronting these same...
The Crisis of Color and Democracy
Marable, Manning
Book
1992
Essays attacking racist sterotypes and cynical arguments which America's national leaders use to obscure both the roots of today's social problems and their solutions.
Dying for Growth: Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor
Kim, Jin Yong, Millen, Joyce, Irwin, Alex & Gershman, John
Book
Film Review: Revolutionary Medicine - A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital
Sugiyama, Jim
Article
2014
A review of the provocative documentary Revolutionary Medicine, which tells the story of the first Garifuna hospital, in Honduras.
Gaza: Health System in Collapse
Garfinkle, Miriam; Deutsch, Judith; Abdul-Qadir, Reem; Santa Barbara, Joanna
Article
2008
The extremity of suffering in Gaza is little known in the West. Underlying the health emergency is the Israeli military's destruction of Gaza's basic infrastructure and Israel's closure of all Gaza's ...
Homelessness, Health Care and Welfare Provision
Fisher, Kevin & Collins, John (eds)
Book
Drawing on their extensive background in working with the homeless in East London, the editors look at the subject from different perspectives. There are chapters on mental heath, substance abuse, yo...
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Book
1994
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
Lean & Mean Health Care
Chern, Greg
Article
2014
Chern examines the Affordable Care Act from the perspective of being an industry and how this will regulate, standardize, and consolidate the healthcare system.
Life Before Medicare: Canadian Experiences
Heeney, Helen compiler
Book
1996
The Massachusetts Plan: "Universal Coverage"?: Against The Current vol. 124
Cohen, David; Atkins, Judy
Article
2006
On April 12, 2006 Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney signed legislation that is being touted nationally as the model for providing health care for all people. The goal of the legislation is to provide...
Medicare Myths and Realities
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Since medicare is an extremely popular social program, the media and right-wing politicians have learned that it is unwise to attack it directly. Instead, they propagate myths designed to undermine pu...
National Post columnist traumatized by having to wait his turn: Second-class health care for immigrants, seniors?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2006
Columnist thinks people with money should get quicker treatment in emergency rooms than people who are poor.
Privatization by Stealth: Canadian Health Care in Crisis: Against The Current vol. 85
Fisk, Milton
Article
2000
The recent growth of obstacles to getting health care here in the United States has led to a renewed interest in Canada's system of universal access, called Medicare. Premium inflation has accelerated...
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Revolutionary Medicine - A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital
Geglia, Beth; Freeston, Jesse (directors)
Film/Video
2014
The story of the building of a hospital in Ciriboya, Honduras -- an authentic, grass-roots, community development project, from the initial community meetings, the organized planning, the community de...
Undocumented Labour: Changes to refugee health care put women and babies at risk
Cymbalist, Rivka
Article
2014
Pregnant refugee and non-status women are facing growing difficulties in accessing pre & post-natal care. Some doula's in Montreal are helping to fix that situation.
The Waiting Room
Nicks, Peter
Film/Video
2012
The film watches a Californian hospital for a full day, observing what patients and staff go through as they deal with the over-crowded, under-funded US health care system.

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Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
Physicians For Human Rights-Israel was founded with the goal of struggling for human rights, in particular the right to health, in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Human dignity, wellness of mind ...

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Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
An independent voluntary association of rural physicians from across Canada, advocating for sustainable conditions for rural health-care workers, equitable access to health care for rural Canadians, and a National Rural Health Str...
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN Genera...

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Court Upholds Ruling to Reinstate Refugee Health Care
Sources News Release
2014
Health for All welcomes the Federal Court of Appeal's decision to uphold a ruling from earlier this summer demanding that the Conservative government reverse its 'cruel and unusual' cuts to refugee he...
Denying health coverage to injured migrant workers is shameful
Rai, Nanky; Majeed, Abeer; Deutsch, Jim; Bailey, Brendan; Garfinkle, Miriam
2013
Imagine getting injured at work, and instead of going to a hospital or seeing your health-care provider, you are deported from Canada.
Israeli human rights organization highlights deterioration of Palestinian health under occupation
Sources News Release
2015
Reports by Physicians for Human Rights - Israel document the deterioration of Palestinian health in the West Bank and Gaza as the direct consequence of ongoing Israeli military occupation.
Medical tourism
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