health and medicine

Leaflet to health workers in Brussels - Mouvement Communiste/Kolektivně proti kapitálu

Health worker demo - Brussels

On Sunday, 13 September 2020, there was a demo by a few thousand health workers in Brussels, organised by "Santé en Lutte" ("Health in Struggle"). This leaflet was distributed there by comrades of MC/KpK.

Caribbean women and the black community

Race Today Women on the collective struggles by Caribbean women in Britain. Published in April, 1975.

The Anarchists versus the Plague: Malatesta and the Cholera Epidemic of 1884

In 1884, cholera tore through Italy, claiming thousands of lives. Despite a three-year prison sentence hanging over his head, Errico Malatesta joined other revolutionary anarchists on a daring mission to Naples—the heart of the epidemic—to treat those suffering from the disease. In so doing, he and his comrades demonstrated an alternative to coercive state policies that remains relevant today in the age of COVID-19. This article was first published by Crimethinc.

The 1918 flu pandemic in the CNT media

The notorious flu epidemic of 1918 – known as the ‘Spanish’ flu epidemic – was first reported among US troops bound for the First World War trenches. Given the enormous mobility of troops at the time, the disease was largely free to spread to fresh population centres and so it claimed the lives of 50 million people worldwide. Spreading like wildfire. A powerful example of the destructive power of a pandemic.

The Coronavirus Disaster and the Forces for Change - Mark Kosman

Respect Public Hospital Nurses and our Patients

The UK Government's handling of the coronavirus disaster has been chaotic from the start. Meanwhile, criticism from opposition parties has been half-hearted at best.[1] Consequently, health professionals and scientists have had to lead the way in holding the Government to account.

To the Living: Brief report on the Greek pandemic crisis and the social struggles against it

Skya

This letter aims to inform comrades around the world about the situation in Greece during the coronavirus pandemic.

Clap for carers but now they want our money as well

For the last three Thursdays we have been asked to “clap for carers”. As we have said before, we fully support all NHS staff (and in fact all workers) and the appreciation they are getting. But, we also need to remember why we are in the position we are in, where the NHS is under staffed; doesn’t have enough beds; and many staff have to claim benefits to top up their disgustingly low wages.

How Abolitionists On Both Sides of the Wall Are Taking Action As Coronavirus Spreads

A round-up of how prison abolitionists are responding to the growing public health crisis and the particular challenges it poses to prisoners who cannot effectively self-isolate. This feature was first published by It's Going Down.

Why is coronavirus killing so many people in Italy?

"Confindustria: your health is worth less than our profits."

Let's make a few things clear: Coronavirus is killing thousands of people in Italy because of inequality, business, reckless disregard for workers' lives.