Healthcare

Book cover, Rodney Syme addresses a protest

Suzanne James reviews Dr Rodney Symes' book, which reveals the societal abandonment of the basic human rights and bodily autonomy of our most vulnerable: dementia sufferers, the aged, the disabled and the terminally ill.

pill testing can save lives

New research into drug-related deaths at music festivals found that 64 people died across the country from July 2000 until the end of 2019. Paul Gregoire reports.

At least 340 healthcare workers have been slain, mainly in the line of duty, by Israeli occupation forces in the Gaza Strip. Paul Gregoire reports on a healthcare workers' vigil in Liverpool.

Book cover against images of drugs

Chris Slee reviews Benjamin Fong's book, Quick Fixes: Drugs in America from Prohibition to the 21st Century Binge, which examines the history of drug use and prohibition in the United States.

woman wearing a face mask looking out a window

In their book, The Locked-up Country — a play on Donald Horne’s The Lucky Country — Tom Chodor and Sharar Hameiri meticulously chronicle how governments opted for seemingly unthinkable measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Fred Fuentes reviews.

Queer Liberation Boorloo is stepping up the pressure on WA Labor to move on promised reforms to the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 and abolish the Gender Reassignment Board. Nova Sobieralski reports.

woman holding sign

Supporters of abortion rights in the United States are working hard and having success in overturning nefarious state bans, reports Barry Sheppard.

Voluntary Assisted Dying is a now legal end-of-life option in New South Wales, however some people still face discrimination. Suzanne James reports.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents new books on Cuba’s degrowth, viruses, Bluefin tuna, small farm solutions, capitalism, slavery and poverty.

Kaiser strike

Healthcare workers in the United States won a tentative agreement with industry giant, Kaiser Permanente on October 13, for a 21% pay rise over four years and other improvements following their historic three-day strike, reports Malik Miah.

Rome demonstration Oct 10

More than 100,000 people mobilised in Rome, Italy on October 10 in defence of social gains under threat from the country's far-right government. Franco Turigliatto analyses the significance of the demonstration.

Housing activists criticised the first Labor budget for failing to act on housing shortages affecting hundreds of thousands of people across New South Wales. Jim McIlroy reports.