The only NHS hospital run by a private company has come under fierce criticism from inspectors for a catalogue of alleged failings, including incidents of patients being treated in an “undignified and emotionally abusive manner”. Hinchingbrooke Hospital, in Cambridgeshire, was taken over by Circle Health in a £1bn deal in 2011, in an arrangement hailed by a Conservative health minister at the time as a “good deal for patients and staff”.
Quelle fuckin surprise
Photo: Tank set on fire by protesters outside of Tiananmen Square, June 4, 1989 Twenty-five years ago today, every U.S. media outlet, along with then President Bush and the U.S. Congress were whipping up a full scale frenzied hysteria and attack against the Chinese government for… #asia #china
The Capitalist media is trying to stir up a frenzy by evoking Tiananmen in reference to the Hong Kong protests. Let’s get some shit straight here
'Liberation In Our Lifetime: A Call to Build a Revolutionary, Anti-Imperialist Women's Liberation Movement', May 19th Communist Organization, United States, 1981.
Photos from East Germany
I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS STILL RELEVEANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The newest additions to the Forbidden Bookshelf include:
1. DuPont Dynasty: Behind the Nylon Curtain by Gerard Colby
2. Hidden History of the Korean War by I.F. Stone
3. Assassination on Embassy Row by Saul Landau and John Dinges
4. The Assassination of New York by Robert Fitch
5. The Polk Conspiracy by Kati Marton
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Increase Industrial Horticulture (1930), a poster by Alexander Aleksandrovich Deineka.
Pom Poko (1994)
we should come prepared to all protests with cop dummies
Thomas Sankara was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. During the Organization of African Unity Summit of 1987, Sankara delivers a speech entitled “Against Debt” in which he calls upon African nations to refuse to pay debts imposed by international imperialist powers. [Link]
The section doctor system is a system under which a doctor takes charge of the health of the people of some households or workplaces. There are household and workplace doctor systems. In the household doctor system clinics take charge of the health care of inhabitants. Let´s take the Sinam Polyclinic in the Central District, Pyongyang City, for example.
Ri Myong Sun, head of the polyclinic, says:
“Our Sinam Polyclinic conducts medical care and hygienic and anti-epidemic work for the residents of Pothongmun-dong and Somun-dong. We are also responsible for the health of the employees of the industrial establishments in those regions during their work time. A doctor is in charge of 120 households or 400 to 500 residents on an average.”
Doctors have health care document for each resident. Recorded in the document are his or her health, diseases, and medical care since the birth, so it gets thicker year after year. In the morning doctors give medical treatment to the visitors.
In the afternoon doctors conduct curative and preventive activities in the regions in their charge. Medical examination is done once each quarter of a year and even the diseases residents themselves hide or don´t know are found, registered and cured. In Korea active efforts are made to decrease the number of households assigned to a doctor. According to the workplace doctor system, dispensaries have been set up in big industrial establishments. The clinics work for 24 hours like big hospitals.
A local has this to say:
“My name is Jang Myong Suk. We have a clinic nearby. So it is very convenient for us to receive medical treatment at any time, not going to a far-off big hospital.”
The section doctor system has been enforced since the 1960s in Korea. The system is fundamentally different from the one under which individuals employ their own doctors and receive treatment for their health.
This is the common estimation of the World Health Organization and many foreigners:
“The section doctor system of Korea is a superior medical service system which enables all people to enjoy the benefits of the free medical care system alike.”