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CCDS Statement on Puerto Rico

Deliver Aid to Puerto Rico Now, Remove All Tariffs and Fees! Puerto Rico is suffering a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions. Hurricanes Maria and Irma left the people of the island without electricity, cell phone connections, clean water, food, medicines, and other items necessary for basic survival. Many communities remain isolated due to destroyed infrastructure. […]

The Single-Payer Party? Democrats Shift Left on Health Care

Allison Miller checking a patient’s blood pressure during free health screenings in Los Angeles in 2012. On Thursday, California’s State Senate approved a preliminary plan for enacting single-payer health care. David McNew / Getty Images By ALEXANDER BURNS and JENNIFER MEDINA New York Times June 3, 2017 – For years, Republicans savaged Democrats for supporting […]

Millenial Power: Bernie Sanders Is Running a Shadow Campaign

By Leonid Bershidsky Bloomberg View Oct 21, 2016 – In Colorado, Bernie Sanders isn’t just acting as a surrogate for Hillary Clinton. He’s also holding separate events to keep his movement and its issues alive in a state he won handily in the June Democratic primary. Now he is urging his followers to support a […]

Bay Area Nurses Strike Over Patient Care

Big Hospitals Get Tax Breaks for Community Benefits — But Don’t Earn Them Kaiser nurses strike over patient care — as Kaiser shortchanges care for low-income people Editor’s note: As Kaiser nurses walk the picket lines (we will be reporting more on the strike later this week) it’s worth noting that these “nonprofit” hospitals aren’t […]