healthcare

Healthcare Workers: Back-To-Work Strikes Can Put Health Before Profit

Following the release of a recent video statement, healthcare workers members and allies of Black Rose / Rosa Negra produced a follow up statement calling for organizing around back-to-work strikes to oppose the drive to put profits ahead of collective health by exposing millions of workers to untold risks. Catch their list of tips for […]

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In the Fight of Our Lives: Healthcare Workers Speak Out

From the front lines of struggle against Covid-19 members and allies of Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra came together to produce this video of personal testimony and a collective statements in support of the National Healthcare Day of Action on April 15, 2020. Watch the video above and we have reproduced […]

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The Work and the Job

We rerun this piece which originally appeared on WRC’s blog in June 2011 by a member, and has since featured in the book Lines of Work (Black Cat Press, 2013). “I don’t think I’m cut out to be an employee.” It was a bitter joke.  My friend had just finished venting about one of her […]

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A New Center of Trauma? Irrationality and Healthcare

Recently Kendall Regional Medical Center initiated the application process to be given the right to operate a trauma center under its hospital. The Miami Herald reported on 04/16/10 (1) that Kendall Regional released the following statement “Supported by data that shows that Miami-Dade/Monroe counties need additional trauma services and the ever growing challenges that traffic […]

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Translating between two worlds: the contradictions of healthcare

When someone is training to become a nurse, generally speaking, they are taught that nurses stand between two worlds. Nurses are intermediaries between those who analyze and decide on treatments and those who get treated, in one way or another. Or anyway that is how things are supposed to work (the practice doesn’t work out […]

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