Access to health
A health system for all of Ireland

People all over Ireland continue to campaign for changes in the health system that would allow universal access on the whole island, independently of borders.

Mark Heywood: Big Pharma continues to brazenly exercise power over countries

Mark Heywood from the Treatment Action Campaign talks to Kajal Bharadwaj on how Big Pharma’s regressive role remains unchanged, the dangers of the rejection of science and the questions posed by public health crises such as COVID-19

How a US Congressman took on the US blockade against Venezuela

After a sustained campaign carried out by local activists, US member of Congress Jim McGovern publicly condemned the current US policy towards Venezuela, particularly the regime of sanctions which have caused ‘needless death’

To end the HIV/AIDS pandemic, we need to end inequities

At 40 years since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the People’s Health Movement speaks to South African activist Mark Heywood

2020: Unprecedented struggles, renewed hope for victories

2020 was a year of tremendous suffering, but in adversity, people across the globe rose up to fight for the most vulnerable and to demand change

How Venezuela has held back COVID-19 in spite of the US sanctions stranglehold on its economy

María Lourdes Urbaneja Durant tells Vijay Prashad that despite sabotage by the US, Venezuela has been able to curb the spread of COVID-19 through “participation of the people”

Pregnancy and labor during COVID-19

New Frame traces the coronavirus through the cycle of life in a series of intimate portraits from Gauteng. This is what new mothers are experiencing in the time of Covid-19.

Peru hit hard by second wave of COVID-19

Peru is reporting more than 7,000 new cases everyday and has the highest per capita death toll in the Latin American and Caribbean region

Global north has forgotten that private sector wants ill-health

The increasing corporatisation of the health sector has meant that private interests not only play a huge role in determining policy, but also control licensing. This is a threat for countries like India.

Blaming China for the COVID-19 crisis is deceitful

Vijay Prashad talks about China’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, especially in the light of the accusations that are being leveled against the country

How China broke the chain of infection

As information about coronavirus emerged, the Chinese government and Chinese society began to organize an immense campaign against its spread.

Haiti on the precipice as coronavirus and US-imposed leadership take their toll

While Haiti’s widely despised, US-backed government officially promotes social distancing to suppress Covid-19, the stark reality is that most of the population is likely heading toward herd immunity, where many must get infected in the street rather than die by hunger at home.

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