health and medicine

Mid Yorkshire health strike

Mid Yorkshire Hospital Strike Picket Lines

Prolongued strike action in West Yorkshire hospitals has shown that attacks by the bosses can be fought off.

Victory – albeit limited – at San Raffaele hospital

After months of difficult struggle – in which workers blocked major roads, occupied rooftops and fought with police – an agreement has been reached at Milan’s San Raffaele hospital. The agreement was reached with unions early on the morning of Friday 10th May, after 16 hours of negotiation, and was finally accepted by workers on the 16th after a series of assemblies.

Strikes and scuffles in Milan to defend public healthcare

Health workers across the Lombardia region took part in a 24-hour strike on Wednesday 8th May, as part of the ongoing struggle against 244 redundancies at San Raffaele Hospital. Already, 66 workers have been served with redundancy letters, effective immediately.

Consumer Medicine: what sort of power do we have?

An article about the role of power in the medical system from the perspective of a healthcare worker.

Hospital workers fight police in Milan

Healthcare workers at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan protest after receiving the first 40 letters of redundancy. After a general assembly, the struggling workers occupied the hospital reception and the roof of the building, prompting the heavy-handed response by police.

Callout for submissions: depression and the class struggle

A number of us have begun work on a pamphlet/online text which seeks to offer advice to those who suffer from depression. While the bulk of the text is complete, we’re still looking for submissions from those who’ve dealt with depression, how it’s affected their involvement in class politics, and what strategies folks have found useful for managing mental health in general.

South London Women’s Hospital occupation 1984-85 - Past Tense

South London Women's Hospital badge

Past Tense tell the inside story of the work-in and occupation of a women's hospital in South London faced with closure.

Healthcare workers: where we stand-fighting on two fronts

NHS workers strike against pension cuts on November 30, 2012

Basic overview of the terrain that health workers defending their terms and conditions is being fought on; Fighting both their employers, as well as a supine and complicit trade union bureaucracy. Written by a Solidarity Federation/Anarchist Federation dual carder and Unison steward working in Healthcare.

Are communities of care a possible site of struggle?

Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium)

Raising the question of whether intentional communities of care can be a site of struggle, rather than just a place of support.

Anarchy #17

Cover of Anarchy issue 17

Issue 17 of Anarchy magazine with articles on healthcare, letters and book reviews.