St. Vincent Nurses Strike Oct. 24, 2021 followup
by Jaime Guerin: Thank you to all who came out to support the nurses at St. Vincent. I was going to bring my kids, but at the last moment decided to leave them at home as it was a lazy Sunday for them. I remember the day before, when they assumed they would be going, they had all sorts of questions about what a strike is, how long it lasted, why were they on strike, and so on. If you want to understand the youth perspective of kids whose parents are presently striking here is an article in Teen Vogue that highlights the Nurses' strike at St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester.
The Tragic Consequences of "Out of Sight, Out of Mind"
"Out of Sight, Out of mind" is an old adage that purveys a great deal about the current state of our affairs. It is a dangerous state of mind that allows much global suffering brought about by the few with a blind acquiescence by the many. Over the span of our lifetimes it has resulted in genocides, environmental destruction, and needless worldwide suffering. Continue reading
The 2021 Campaign to Guarantee Health Care for All in Massachusetts
The Act Establishing Medicare for All in Massachusetts (House docket H. 1267 and Senate bill S. 766) will guarantee equitable health care access for every resident of the Commonwealth through a single payer health care financing system. (Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care) Continue reading
SouthCoast Pride Festival Features Greens
On June 27, Fall River hosted its Second Annual Pride Festival, organized by the Fall River Pride Committee and its co-Chair, GRP StateCom member Sean Connell. Mayor Paul Coogan welcomed the LBGTQ community and its friends. Excellent weather aided the lively dancers, drag queens, singers in colorful costumes, and the well-stocked food trucks. Continue reading
Empire, Assange, & the Imperative for Independent Politics
A Conversation with Jill Stein Tuesday, July 27 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Jill Stein, medical doctor and co-founder of the global Doctors for Assange, will bring us the latest news of the United States’ multi-year persecution of publisher Julian Assange. She will cover the synchronized assault on press freedom, and its role in imperial US foreign policy. DR Stein will discuss standing up to the two party system, as learned from her past presidential and gubernatorial runs. Continue reading