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Health Justice for Boston ~ Number 17. May 2015

Upsurge in Organized Fight Against BU Biolab!



Interview with Representative Gloria Fox:

HJB: Representative Fox, could you say a few words about the proposed BU Biolab?

Representative Gloria Fox, Roxbury: Historically, I have challenged the validity of having a Level 4 Biolab in the heart of the community. The issue of public safety is paramount. I have just introduced additional legislation (H.1945) demanding that the Department of Public Health address the legitimate concerns of the community point by point.

LULAC Letter to Massachusetts HHS Secretary Marylou Sudders

Secretary of Health and Human Services
Marylou Sudders
One Ashburton Place
11th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
 
5/19/2015

Dear Secretary Sudders,  

We are writing to request a meeting with you to discuss our concerns about recent accidents in high containment BSL laboratories and to present some proposals that we believe will minimize risks to the citizens of Boston.

LULAC Letter to Boston HHS Chief Felix Arroyo

LULAC Council #12113
PO Box 300146
Jamaica Plain MA 02130

May 19, 2015

Chief of Health and Human Services
Chief Felix Arroyo
Boston City Hall
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA  02201

Dear Chief Arroyo,

We are writing to request a meeting with you to discuss our concerns about recent accidents in high containment BSL laboratories and to present some proposals that we believe will minimize risks to the citizens of Boston.

Vermont & Single Payer: McDonough, McCanne, Eaton, Early & Knowlton Sound Off

Vermont & Single Payer: McDonough, McCanne, Eaton, Early & Knowlton Sound Off

Health Justice for Boston ~ Number 16. April 2015

Stop Unhealthy Changes to School Meals!

"Laws aren't enough - jump into action!" - Discussion on Healthcare Activism

"Laws aren't enough - jump into action!" - Discussion on Healthcare Activism

Sandy Eaton, RN on struggles in Massachusetts to create a just healthcare system

Center for Marxist Education, April 13, 2015

Passing a law is never enough. From patient safety tweaks to major overhauls, corporations quickly game the system to get their way. What then must we do?

Text of Slides:

The workers’ dream of unity, assassinated: A eulogy to Cosatu

The workers’ dream of unity, assassinated: A eulogy to Cosatu
Jay Naidoo, Daily Maverick, March 30, 2015

The current schism that is tearing the federation apart has been the biggest betrayal of the workers’ struggle in the history of South Africa. History will judge the current bunch of leaders of Cosatu harshly. I occupy no position in Cosatu, I write on behalf of no one but myself; still, as the founding General Secretary of Cosatu in 1985, I have some views I would like to share with members.

Health Justice for Boston ~ Number 15. March 2015

RoxComp Questions Persist - Demand Justice

The last public meeting on the fate of the Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center took place on-site there on October 29th. Besides a presentation by the leading contender for the property, Bridge Boston Charter School, many former workers came to bring forward their just demands for back pay. Nothing could or would be done about that until the sale went through, and then they were in line with other creditors.

Health Justice for Boston ~ Number 14. February 2015

Health Care, or Lack Thereof

Shrinking Access to Needed Services

Thank you for coming to Braintree and the South Shore to listen to our many burning issues. Here's my thinking on steps needed to reform our essentially dysfunctional healthcare system in Massachusetts, highlighting six pieces of legislation already filed and awaiting bill numbers, and indicating additional areas in need of attention.

The recent closing of Quincy Medical Center by Steward Health Care, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cerberus Capital Management, throws the cracks in our system into stark relief.

Health Justice for Boston ~ Number 13. January 2015

Quincy Down. Carney Next?

The Demise of Acute Health Care in Quincy, Massachusetts

The Demise of Acute Health Care in Quincy, Massachusetts
Implications for Surviving Community Hospitals

Sandy Eaton, RN, Chair, Healthcare Committee
South Shore Coalition for Human Rights
December 31, 2014

Health Justice for Boston ~ Number 12. December 2014

Overbedded or Underserved?

A sample of the tragic closings we’ve suffered:

July 18, 1993        Saint Margaret's Hospital (Dorchester)
May 13, 2003        Waltham Hospital
March 22, 2013     Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center
March 28, 2014     North Adams Regional Hospital
October 7, 2014    Radius Specialty Hospitals (Roxbury & Quincy)

Health Justice for Boston ~ Number 11. November 2014

Next Boston Community Meeting in December TBA.

We’re fighting to Save Quincy Medical Center before it’s gone forever! Don’t let the dominoes fall.

Health Justice for Boston ~ Number 10. October 2014

Community Meeting

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Higher Ground, 384 Warren Street, Third Floor
at Martin Luther King Boulevard, Roxbury
MBTA Bus Routes #23 & 28
Wheelchair Accessible ~ Light Refreshments

Keeping Vital Health Services Where Needed     

Health Justice for Boston ~ Number 9. September 2014

Community Meeting: RoxComp & Campaigns

Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Higher Ground, 384 Warren Street, Third Floor
at Martin Luther King Boulevard, Roxbury
MBTA Bus Routes #23 & 28
Wheelchair Accessible ~ Light Refreshments

RoxComp Revelations

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