By Steven Argue
The set of healthcare “reforms” pushed and signed by Obama at best only slightly regulate the out of control for-profit insurance industry. At worst they raid money from a program that does work, Medicare, and keeps the insurance companies in control of the health care of Americans who are lucky enough to be able to afford insurance or have it provided by their employers.
The 4th Annual Twin Cities Trans March will be Saturday June 26th at 3pm leaving from Stevens Square Park in Minneapolis. Last Sunday trans march organizers chatted with a TC Indymedia journalist over stencils and spray paint while preparing for the upcoming march. We discussed the history of the trans march and its relationship to Pride, the theme of this year's march (which is "The Many Aspects of Trans Health") allies, intersectionality, and solidarity. Organizers preferred to be anonymous.
"We create our own space – in the streets!"
A die-in and ruckus protest disrupted politics as usual outside Governor Tim Pawlenty's office on Monday. The demonstration drew attention to the deaths that would be caused by Pawlenty's proposed cuts to health and human services, including eliminating the General Assistance program, cutting assistance to families with disabled persons, and drastically slashing the Minnesota Care healthcare program. As the Welfare Rights Committee said in an after-action statement, "It is obvious to most that Pawlenty is willing to sacrifice Minnesotans in order to let the wealthiest in this state go untouched." Watch the scene at the state capitol in this video open-published to TCIMC.
Steelworkers and British Union Counter Lies About British Healthcare
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The United Steelworkers and the British union
UNITE have set up a website to counter the lies being spread about the
healthcare system in the United Kingdom and the National Health Service
(NHS) which provides it.
Rabid right wingers and Republican office holders continue to spread
Comment: A tale of two health care systems, and money
By Cristobal Young, Special to the Times ColonistMarch 22, 2009
As a Canadian studying in the United States, I've had the unfortunate privilege to undergo major medical treatment in both countries. The comparison has been illuminating.