Category: Healthcare

Emergency Manager law enables corporate takeover of Michigan’s water

August 2015

In 2001, the notorious right-wing think tank, Mackinac Center for Public Policy, devoted their quarterly magazine “Michigan Privatization …

West Virginia fighters speak out at water conference

August 2015

“My stepfather, father, grandfather and uncles all worked in the coal industry,” said Paula. “My grandfather was in the industry 45 years and …

Water Justice Journey

August 2015

The march came out of the International Gathering on Water and Housing held in Detroit in May. It began in Detroit where tens of thousands …

International Social Movements Gathering on Water and Affordable Housing, Detroit, MI

June 2015

“In 2012 the city stopped sending out water bills. Now residents are getting water bills for thousands of dollars. The bills are attached to your property …

Water struggles: Assault on poor galvanizes response

June 2015

As State Chairperson of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, I am reminded that in the State Capitol in Lansing stands a bronze statue of …

International Social Movements Gathering on Water and Affordable Housing

June 2015

On these pages we bring you voices from the unprecedented and inspiring International Social Movements Gathering on Water and …

Nationalize healthcare for all

June 2015

You have to be rich to get good healthcare in America. One in three Americans say they have trouble paying medical bills. Even the relatively …

Michigan’s energy future at a crossroads

June 2015

Just after the fourth anniversary of the ongoing nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima on March 11, here in Michigan we stand at a pivotal …

Saving rural hospitals is key to Health Care for All

June 2015

Rural hospitals everywhere are fighting for their existence. Fifty have closed since 2010, affecting the jobs, health, and lives of over 800,000 …

Healthcare and civility spiral out of control

July 2013

As Detroit continues to be one of the “poster child” cities of corporate America’s exercise of total control, each day presents another challenge to basic rights. Democracy in Michigan was …