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OPSEU Diablogue: Toilets without seats — warnings from England

Too big to fail. For most that expression applies to big banks, but what about our health care? As Ontario prepares the way for further transfer (read: privatization) of hospital services to mostly for-profit independent health facilities, it’s a good … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Hit TV series reminds us why we need a public health system

Several years ago musician and labour advocate Tom Juravich reminded us that popular culture can be a means of comprehending an issue at a much deeper level than traditional political discourse. Tom’s comments came to life while watching the new … Continue reading →

The Ranting Canadian: Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, close personal…

Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, close personal friend of murderous dictator Augusto Pinochet, and idol of capitalist extremists everywhere, was in hospital just before Christmas to have a growth removed from her bladder. Unfortunately her spokeswoman said she is doing “absolutely fine”, despite experiencing serious health problems in recent years.

Meanwhile, many of her fellow citizens — and citizens of other countries who have adopted her vicious agenda of slashing and privatizing healthcare — can’t access the treatments they need in an uncomplicated and timely manner.

Give it up, evil Baroness Thatcher. You’re almost 88 years old, you’re

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