Emergency Rally Wednesday, August 23 5pm to 6:30pm Park Street Station downtown Boston On August 21 the U.S. will begin joint military maneuvers with the South Korean military on North Korea’s doorstep. These highly provocative exercises only heighten the tensions and the danger of war in the whole area. In response organizers from the Korean peace movement, Mass. Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee, United … Continue reading No to War with North Korea
In the wake of Charlottesville, I read with interest an Op-Ed in the New York Times by Gopalkrishna Gandhi, entitled, “Can Gandhi Still Guide India?” In it, the author describes growing religious tensions in India between Hindus and Muslims, and the “right of all minorities— ethnic, linguistic, regional, political, social, and cultural— to be themselves, to be equal, to be free.” What should be done? … Continue reading Can Gandhi Still Guide India?
A peaceful world is possible– watch Rabbi Michael Lerner’s video to learn more. Continue reading A peaceful world
$1 Trillion for a U.S. Nuclear Buildup? Check out Dr. Ira Helfand’s important letter in the New York Times. We must pursue real security, a world free of nuclear weapons. Continue reading Letter by Dr. Ira Helfand in the New York Times
Do medical professionals value cost-effectiveness or equity higher in clinical decision making? A recent paper in BMJ investigated this question. The following hypothetical decision-making scenario was sent to medical students, residents-in-training, and practicing physicians, to select between two colon cancer screening tests for a population. ‘A group of doctors was formed to help the government decide which of two tests to offer low-risk people. Test … Continue reading Attitudes on cost-effectiveness and equity among medical professionals
It is important that we regain the power of music. I hope you enjoy this quintessential American song, This Land is Your Land, by Woody Guthrie. Continue reading This Land is Your Land
Dr. Carol Paris, from Physicians for a National Health Program, on Medicare for all: “We’re not going to wait around for our members of Congress to say, “Now it’s politically feasible.” If we wait for that, we’re going to be waiting for the rest of my life, your life and many more lives.” Continue reading Dr. Carol Paris