Monthly Archives: October 2011

ODSP recipient, anti-poverty advocate: “The attitude that you must be ‘faking it’ is incredibly dehumanizing”

Earlier this month, the Hamilton Community Foundation released its annual Vital Signs report, a “community check-up…that measures the vitality of our communities and identifies significant trends in a range of areas critical to quality of life.” The report found, among … Continue reading

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At the heart of #occupywallstreet: One medic’s take

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard that since September 17th, 2011, protesters have occupied New York City’s financial district. Since then, people have gathered in financial districts across the globe to speak against austerity measures, against growing … Continue reading

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“Not every public health disaster can be described in numbers”

South African miners face the highest incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) in the world – 7,000 cases per 100,000 people/year or 1,400 times the incidence of TB that exists in Western countries. Over 98% of mine workers never receive compensation for … Continue reading

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