By Dr. Quentin Young – With the passage of the Democrats’ health bill, Congress and President Obama have created a new (and not so new) legislative framework for health care finance in the United States. Now that we’ve officially entered the post-legislative period, it’s worth noting how we got to where we are. The for-profit…

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By Amy Goodman – March is Women’s History Month, recognizing women’s central role in society. Unfortunately, violence against women is epidemic in the United States and around the world. Domestic violence is on the minds of many now, as reports published by The New York Times implicate New York Gov. David Paterson in an alleged…

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The health care struggle is far from over, and we have to fight to protect our rights every step of the way. For all the flaws we see in the House legislation, all indicators show that the Senate legislation will be worse. We have two messages for our Senators. Restore reproductive rights to the current…

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From blog.aflcio.org – Donna Smith, a community organizer and legislative representative for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC), was recently honored as the National Organization for Women’s (NOW’s) 2009 Woman of Action. Smith first came to the public’s attention in Michael Moore’s 2007 movie, “SICKO.” Despite having health insurance and even a health…

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