Privatization of healthcare
Tory government’s Health and Care Bill passed in UK House of Commons and other stories

Today we look at the UK’s Health and Social Care Bill and it’s impact on the NHS, a US jury ruling holding pharmacies liable for the opioid crisis, and more

US expands punitive measures against Nicaraguan sandinista government and other stories

Today we look at the RENACER Act signed by President Joe Biden, protests by Mapuche people against growing militarization in Chile, and more

Prosecutors to probe illegal practices in Mexico’s Ayotzinapa 43 case and other stories

Today we look at new evidence in the disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa students in Mexico, the strike announced by NUMSA in South Africa’s engineering sector, and more

UK healthcare bill Progressive sections in UK vow to resist privatization of NHS

Trade Unions and health rights groups have said the Health and Care Bill introduced by the UK’s Tory government will end up further privatizing key areas of the National Health Service

Across the globe, health workers push back against informalization, austerity and poor conditions

Doctors have been applauded as heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the working conditions of many physicians, especially junior doctors in the Global South, have been on the decline for years, leading to an increase in discontent and protests

Protest for health-Spain Progressives mobilize across Spain to protest privatization of healthcare

The protesters demanded strengthening of the public health sector through increased investments and the repeal of laws allowing privatization of health care 

How the privatization of medicine in India is accelerating its COVID-19 death toll

The COVID-19 crisis was an opportunity for the public systems to recapture their rightful position as the predominant health care providers in the country. But the public systems were unprepared for the task

South Korea doctors strike ends South Korean doctors end strike after deal with government 

Thousands of doctors, medical interns and trainees and medical students went on strike from August 23, protesting the government’s proposed healthcare reform plan

Healthcare system on the verge of collapse in Chile

Chile is recording nearly 4,000 new cases everyday and about 95% of the ICU beds in the hospitals across the country have already been occupied

Interview-Communist Party of Britain “We will resist the ruling-class offensive to make the working class pay the cost of the COVID-19 crisis”

Interview with Robert Griffiths, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain, on the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK

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.

In Italy, the battle against COVID-19 is a social struggle

Giuliano Granato of Potere al Popolo discusses how the devastating COVID-19 outbreak has impacted Italy’s working class

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