Like heterodox economists, Semmelweis was ignored…

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In 1844, Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis graduated as a doctor, and was appointed assistant at the obstetric clinic in Vienna.  At the time, the great scourge of new mothers was ‘childbed’ or puerperal fever.  It was thought that the deaths were … Continue reading

No World Cup without Workers’ rights – Quatar 2022

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Today is International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers In 2010, FIFA awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar – a country with few protections for migrant workers who face injury and death every day. FIFA and Qatar have both … Continue reading

‘Manufacturing Consent’

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Currently, there are at least two shocking news stories which have been little represented on the BBC or in the national MSM.  One is the decision of two health trusts in Northern Ireland to entirely stop providing statutory residential care … Continue reading

‘A Change gonna come’

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Change Gonna Come by liam carr Liam Carr, a regular contributor to Think Left, is one of the two Labour candidates for the Leadgate, Medomsley and Ebchester area . One of the things I am hearing about while I am canvassing for … Continue reading

A day in the life of a teacher

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This is from the blog of a primary special needs teacher. Most teachers are as dedicated as she is, and Gove needs to understand the likely consequences of heaping even more pressure on teachers who work much harder and longer, … Continue reading