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“Wounds of War”: the VA health care system and why we all need it

This important discussion necessary for all of us to hear around attempts to privatize the VA, opposed by most Veterans groups, describes the work of the VA not only for Veterans but the everyday things we use developed in their research area, among other work by the VA. The VA gets a bad name--yet Suzanne Gordon advocates that the VA is the best model for an effective National Health Care system. The attempts to discount the work of the VA and privatize it are nothing more than more capitalistic greed--more capitalism on steroids.

War Is Not Healthy for Children, by Michael Livingston

Our hearts scream out: why?! Why are these children separated from their parents? Why is our government abusing them in this way: tearing them away from their loved ones, incarcerating them in some awful environments, in many cases not letting them know if and when they can be in contact with their parents again?

Truthdig: 442 Mental Health Experts Call for an End to Austerity

Counsellors and psychotherapists in the public and private sectors find themselves at the coalface in responding to the effects of austerity politics on the emotional state of the nation [Great Britain].    By Alexander Reed Kelly  truthdig.com  April 19, 2015 potamos.photography (CC BY-ND 2.0) Austerity cuts and “neoliberal thinking” among policymakers are having a “profoundly More

The bizarre, unhealthy, blinding media contempt for Julian Assange

The bizarre, unhealthy, blinding media contempt for Julian Assange It is possible to protect the rights of the complainants in Sweden and Assange’s rights against political persecution, but a vindictive thirst for vengeance is preventing that. Glenn Greenwald    The Guardian guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 22 August 2012 13.10 EDT Julian Assange: the British press’s public enemy No1. More

Nygaard Notes> Number 510, Health Care and PR, War

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 510, July 11, 2012  On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ ****** 1.  “Quote” of the Week: “We live in a propaganda society.” 2.  Health Care and Public Relations 3.  Strategy, War, and Health Care ****** 1. “Quote” of the Week: “We live in a propaganda society.” Chip Berlet, More

Nygaard Notes> Number 510, Health Care and PR, War

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 510, July 11, 2012  On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ ****** 1.  “Quote” of the Week: “We live in a propaganda society.” 2.  Health Care and Public Relations 3.  Strategy, War, and Health Care ****** 1. “Quote” of the Week: “We live in a propaganda society.” Chip Berlet, More

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