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The Young Lords Changed America

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On October 13, 2021
There are so many social movements that don’t get enough attention in our historical memory. One of those is the Young Lords, the Puerto Rican movement in New York and other cities inspired by the Black Panthers and other nationalist revolutionary movements that were as much about providing social care to forgotten communities as political […]
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Miscarriages are just such a sad thing. We all know people who had them, ourselves, our families, our friends. It’s worth noting, as Jessica Zucker does here, that the cost of miscarriages is not only emotional, but also financial. But what is rarely, if ever discussed, is the financial toll of pregnancy loss, and how […]
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I was reading the obituary today for Jack Geiger, the socially minded doctor who put his expertise to use in order to solve poverty. It’s really fascinating. In 1970, a documentary called Out in the Rural was made highlighting his rural health clinic in Bolivar County, Mississippi. As Geiger makes clear, this was really quite […]
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The Growth of Nursing Unionism

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On August 27, 2019
You would have no way of knowing it, but it may surprise you that there are things happening today that do not revolve around idiot New York Times op-ed writers. One of them is the daily struggle of the working class that might sometimes deserve our attention. Some of those workers are nurses. And they […]
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