2019-10-07: Social Media Postees

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UK: Inquest adjourned into death of Port Talbot steelworks contractor Justin Day
wsws.org | 2019-10-07
The events leading to the tragedy of Justin Day's death are still unknown, but the circumstances of a machine switching on with an engineer working inside it points to a disastrous breakdown in health and safety protocol.

Santa Clara county public workers strike for community welfare
Henry Millstein | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-07
SAN JOSE, Calif.–The chant "What do we want? Contract! When do we want it? Now!" rang out over Valley Medical Care and other healthcare and social service facilities in Santa Clara County on Oct. 3 as SEIU Local 521 workers entered the second day of a strike. The workers, however, are concerned with much more …

State Borders Create Medicaid Haves and Have-Nots
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-07
| St. Louis, Missouri–Patricia Powers went a few years without health insurance and couldn't afford regular doctor visits. So she had no idea cancerous tumors were silently growing in both of her breasts. | If Powers lived just across the Mississippi River in Illinois, she would have qualified for Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for low-income residents that 36 states and the District of Columbia decided to expand under the Affordable Care Act. But Missouri politicians chose not to expan…

Supreme Court Takes First Abortion Rights Case With Kavanaugh on the Bench
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-07
| The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday it would hear its first major abortion rights case since Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the bench, in a case challenging a clinic shutdown law in Louisiana. | The case threatens to upend the 2016 decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, which struck down parts of a Texas law meant to shut down abortion clinics. It could also affect the ability of clinics and doctors to sue on behalf of their patients to block abortion rights restrictions.

The 'Public Option' on Health Care Is a Poison Pill
David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler | thenation.com | 2019-10-07
The 'Public Option' on Health Care Is a Poison Pill…

Trump's Stealth Attack on America's Seniors
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-07
Watch out, older Americans and people with disabilities! President Trump just announced a plan to give corporate health insurers more control over your health care. His new executive order calls for "market-based" pricing, which would drive up costs for everyone with Medicare, eviscerate traditional Medicare, and steer more people into for-profit "Medicare Advantage" plans. | Seema Verma, the Trump appointee who heads the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), may not have warne…

Turning waste into wealth: World Habitat Day focus on cleaning up cities
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-07
Waste can have a devastating effect on public health, the environment, and the climate, but cutting-edge innovation and technology can provide improved, cheaper solutions to the challenge, and help cities and communities to see waste as a business opportunity. This was the message marking World Habitat Day, on Monday, with a focus on waste management.

Education is a Neglected Casualty of Wars and Displacements
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-07
One of the neglected consequences of the recent wars and civilian conflicts in many parts of the world is their effect on people's education, particularly children's education. Because of the close connection between education and health, these events have had a severe effect on people's health –particularly on children- and on the countries' development. In…

NUHW members strike Janus of Santa Cruz
National Union of Healthcare Workers | indybay.org | 2019-10-07
NUHW members at Janus of Santa Cruz held their first-ever strike on Thursday, September 26, after management imposed a first contract that did not remedy poverty wages that has forced many workers to find new jobs.

3 Get Nobel Medicine Prize for Learning How Cells Use Oxygen
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-07
This work is paving the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases, the Nobel Committee says.

How the US Could Afford 'Medicare for All'
Gerald Friedman | commondreams.org | 2019-10-07
Something that often gets lost in the debate over the cost of single-payer is that its implementation would lead to a host of savings that make the bill to taxpayers a lot less than the sticker price. (Photo: National Nurses United/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/medicare_for_all_4_1.jpeg

Stark Lessons From Wall Street's #MeToo Moment
Susan Antilla | theintercept.com | 2019-10-07
Stacy Passeri was looking for a promotion. Pacific Life Insurance was hiring someone to lead sales of its insurance products to stock brokers across the country. Passeri thought she was perfectly positioned as a field vice president at the firm, marketing these same products to brokerage firms in a western region of California that stretched from San Luis Obispo to Eureka, and she was eager for a bigger role. She'd heard that Mike Dahlquist, who held her same job title, was a contender too. But there were whispers about Dahlquist, who had a reputation as a partier. Women in the office talked about how he'd made u…

"A Backlash Against Our Existence": Laverne Cox Speaks Out on Violence Against Trans Women of Color
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-07
At least 19 transgender people have been killed in the United States in 2019 — most of them trans women of color. Last year, there were at least 26 killings of transgender people. The American Medical Association has declared the wave of violence an "epidemic." Laverne Cox, the award-winning transgender actress and longtime trans rights activist, says such violence has long been part of the lives of trans people. "For my entire life as a trans woman, for 21 years, I have been hearing about, witnessing, going to memorials [and] going to Trans Days of Remembrance," she says. Cox says the violence reflects a s…

Exile poor Americans next? Trump scorched over entry ban for migrants who can't afford health insurance
rt.com | 2019-10-05
The White House has issued a proclamation demanding that migrants prove they can afford to pay for healthcare in the United States before they are allowed to enter the country, kicking off fierce debate among netizens. | Issued late on Friday, the new directive says immigrants must prove their ability to purchase health insurance within 30 days of entering the country, arguing the uninsured are passing on costs to US taxpayers and over-burdening the healthcare system. | An alien will financially burden the United States healthcare system unless the alien will be covered by approved health insurance… within 3…

GM strike in danger of union-enforced defeat as UAW announces 'good progress' on temps, health care
wsws.org | 2019-10-05
The United Auto Workers (UAW) and General Motors are making "good progress" towards an agreement, UAW Vice President for GM Terry Dittes said in a letter published Friday evening.

Ground-breaking clean air protocol to guard human health and the planet, enters into force
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-04
European and North American countries will take a major stride in cleaning up the atmosphere next Monday, 7 October, through the implementation of an amended legally binding treaty to limit the amount of emissions polluting the air.

It's Time for Bernie to Talk About Himself
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-04
It's Time for Bernie to Talk About Himself…

Impeachment, Brought to You by the CIA
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
For the first time in half a century, the political left in the U.S. is ascendant. Bernie Sanders is holding his own in the primaries. A group of well-considered programs to save the environment and provide good jobs and health care for all is gaining political traction. And the need is dire. The climate is warming, the seas are polluted and fished out and industrial agriculture threatens to end life on the planet. So, it's time to change the subject?

UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors in DR Congo amid complex environment of conflict and mistrust
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-04
One thousand people have survived the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a testament to the strong leadership of the Congolese health authorities combined with the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners, United Nations agencies said on Friday.

FIFA and UN kick off healthy living campaign, to harness global game's 'huge potential'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-04
At a ceremony held in Geneva on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) and football's world governing body, FIFA, announced that they are teaming up to raise awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

FAO plants new efforts to protect bananas under disease threat
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-03
In a renewed effort to help protect banana crops in Latin America and the Caribbean, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an emergency project to curb major plant losses threatened by a fungal disease, the agency announced on Thursday.

WHO chief underscores need to address climate change following visit to Bahamas
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-02
The top UN health official has called for the world to rally around The Bahamas as the country continues to emerge from the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian one month ago.

Corporate Journalists Push Tax Attack on Medicare for All
Julie Hollar | fair.org | 2019-10-02
Election Focus 2020: Centrist think tank Third Way commissioned an August poll on how to turn people off of Medicare for All, and one of the strongest tactics turned out to be emphasizing what the plan would cost taxpayers. Lo and behold, the tax line has become a central focus of media coverage of Medicare for All.

Newark Water Crisis: Mayor Ras Baraka Responds to Critics & Promises City Is Working on Solution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-01
Newark, New Jersey, city officials recently announced thousands of water filters handed out to residents have significantly reduced lead in drinking water to safe levels. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, spiking even higher in 2019. Over the summer, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit against Newark, accusing it of violating federal safe drinking water laws. The crisis came to a head last month following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have been effective. Meanwhile, New Jersey officials have signed off on a $120 million bond with Essex County to…

Capitalism's doctor shortage is about to get even worse
Roger Kulp | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-30
In capitalist society, healthcare is not guaranteed as a constitutionally protected right.

Lancaster, PA march demands right to healthcare in the face of hospital closure, corporate profiteering
Ryan Gebhardt | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-30
Community members in Lancaster, Pennsylvania came into the streets on September 21 to march in the heat for the right to quality healthcare.

Stateless in Malaysia
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-30
The stateless people in Sabah, Malaysia are denied access to schools, jobs, and healthcare, and their village is facing demolition. They have found advocates in the youth movement Borneo Komrad.

Time to stand up for public healthcare
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-27
civil rights Mischa FrankIssue 1239 Australia Medicare private health insurance funding cutsSeptember 27, 2019The federal Coali…

Kentucky's Abortion Law Forces Me to Humiliate My Patients
aclu.org | 2019-09-26
H.B. 2 is cruel, offensive, and the Supreme Court should strike it down. | I'm a doctor at the only abortion clinic in Kentucky. Providing safe, compassionate medical care has been my life's calling, and my patients' well-being is always my first priority. But Kentucky politicians — determined as usual to interfere with access to reproductive healthcare — are trying to force me to harm and humili…

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