health and medicine

Anarchy #17

Cover of Anarchy issue 17

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

USI-AIT hospital workers strike in Florence

On 12 December 2012, the workers at Careggi hospital in Florence went on strike against the proposal by the company, made unilaterally and signed by the mainstream CGIL and CISL unions, setting new working hours and annual scheduling of holidays, a shift requiring maximum flexibility for workers.

Struggle at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan

Hospital workers block ringroad.

Following on from recent occupations, strikes and demonstrations by health workers in Milan, workers at San Raffaele Hospital block traffic on a major ringroad to protest against planned redundancies.

"The fight of our lives": An analysis of the UK pensions dispute

Steven Johns' detailed account of how Unison has handled the recent dispute over pensions. It sheds light on the role unions play in contemporary society, and argues that if ever us workers are going to start winning things again, we will have to go beyond them.

Call for justice for BMA cleaning workers

The Industrial Workers of the World union are calling for a Living Wage and improved working conditions for the cleaners who work at the Head Quarters of the British Medical Association in London.

Anarchism and AIDS activism

A pamphlet on anarchist organization amidst the Aids epidemic, most notably the formation of the direct action network ACT UP in New York City in 1987.

Women are Denied the Right to Abortion in Jesi, Ancona

Women are de facto denied the right to abortion in the hospital of Jesi (a small town near Ancona), where all the gynecologists are objectors. Local of CGIL Union denounced this episode as a violation of a right guaranteed by Italian Law 194/1978, itself the result of a decade of feminist struggles.

Anarchism and psychology - Dennis Fox

Article by Dennis Fox on anarchism and psychology. Originally from http://www.dennisfox.net/papers/anarchism_and_psychology.html

Demonstration at San Raffaele Hospital photo gallery, Milan, June 22nd 2012

Photo gallery of a demonstration at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan during the national general strike of base unions on June 22nd 2012. The strike at San Raffaele saw the massive involvement of anarcho-syndicalist in USI-AIT. For more info on the strike, click here.

Driving the NHS to market

NHS

Aufheben's analysis of the long-term project to turn the NHS into a private sector, market-oriented healthcare industry.