Healing our Health Care System

Healing our Health Care System

The vast scale of America’s health care system is daunting. Maternity wards, emergency rooms, and other facilities operate around the clock at most of the nation’s 4,000 hospitals. Registered nurses form the backbone of this system, providing triage and...
Nurses Push Tax on Trades to Help Sick

Nurses Push Tax on Trades to Help Sick

Of all the street actions leading up to the NATO summit, the one that might seem most perplexing is a nurses’ rally for a tax on securities trades. Financial markets are pretty remote from hospital bedsides, you might think. Why would nurses get mixed up in an...
How Occupy is Transforming Our National Conversation

How Occupy is Transforming Our National Conversation

Shift your gaze for a moment from the lurid headlines of police shutting down Occupy sites in Oakland, New York and other cities to the scene on a sunny day in early November here in Washington, D.C. In front of the grandiose U.S. Treasury Department building,...
Gates Backs the Wall Street Tax at the G20 Summit

Gates Backs the Wall Street Tax at the G20 Summit

The world’s second-richest man and a group of American nurses on the frontlines of the Occupy Wall Street protests came to the G20 summit in Cannes, France this week to advocate for the same thing. Bill Gates came because French President Nicolas Sarkozy asked...
The Costs of Wall Street Greed

The Costs of Wall Street Greed

Bank of America had impeccable timing when it decided recently to charge a $5 monthly fee for the privilege of using its debit cards. The notorious bailout baron, having just announced 30,000 job cuts, decided to stick it not to the platinums, not to the golds, but to...
U.S. Nurses Bring Global Call to Tax Speculators to Wall Street

U.S. Nurses Bring Global Call to Tax Speculators to Wall Street

Nurses from across the United States rallied on Wall Street today, calling on the financial industry to pay their fair share of the costs of the economic crisis. Coming from the frontlines of the suffering, the nurses had some gut-wrenching stories to tell. Sandy...