health and medicine

An open letter to Graham Stanier (Director of Aftercare for the Jeremy Kyle Show)

An open letter to Graham Stanier - the Director of Aftercare on the Jeremy Kyle Show, asking how he reconciles who and what he claims to be with the disgusting anti-working class bear baiting that he participates in and profits from?

The madness of austerity: Simon Stevens's NHS

A brief look at what the appointment of Simon Stevens as head of NHS England means for mental health services in context.

Thomas Szasz and the antipsychiatry of neoliberalism

A short critical introduction to the work of grandfather of psychiatry Thomas Szasz.

Vital Signs worker newsletter

A newsletter for healthcare workers in New York City focused on struggles around hospital closures and care labor. The attached pdf is the newsletter Vital Signs.

The Sun and the "Mental Patient"

Analysis behind today's headline in The Sun newspaper: "1,200 killed by mental patients".

Pharmaco-centric capitalism: a reply to Will Self

A critique of Will Self's August article on psychiatry and "Big Pharma", focussing on the need to conjoin critique of the current practice of psychiatry with an analysis of its place within capitalism.

The eclipse and re-emergence of the antipsychiatry movement

Brief introductory post outlining what antipsychiatry is and the need for its renewal.

Health and happiness: confronting the waste of human life through the pursuit of joy

An article exploring the impact of institutionalization and the barren conditions of medicine for people who must live with the care of others.

How do we fight privatisation?

Some quick thoughts on privatisation and how workers can effectively challenge it.

On capitalism, queerness and living with HIV/Aids - The Expropriationist

Notes from an anarchist communist from Houston, Texas living with HIV and Aids on living with the condition and a radical response to the epidemic.