LIVESTREAM: Medical Marijuana Rally Outside Obama’s Oakland Fundraiser

By: Monday July 23, 2012 11:55 am

Today at 12pm Pacific, medical marijuana patients, caregivers and supporters will gather outside a fundraiser for President Obama at Oakland’s Fox Theater to protest the administration’s multi-agency war on pot. Rally at noon, Pacific, but check back around 3:00-3:30 Pacific Time for a related march. We’ll be live streaming the event.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes John Geyman, Breaking Point – How the Primary Care Crisis Endangers the Lives of Americans

By: Sunday November 27, 2011 1:59 pm

Just last week, the 34-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD) released the results of its most recent study of the health care systems in the 40 counties considered to be “developed.” It came as no surprise to see that the U.S. health care system—if we can even call it a system—is still by far the most expensive on the planet.

We spend two-and-a-half times more on health care per person than the OECD average.

After reading Dr. John Geyman’s latest book, Breaking Point—How the Primary Care Crisis Endangers the Lives of Americans, I now understand why and how we have sunk so low.

Today’s Nurses: Too Few, Overworked, Stifled, And At Risk Just Like Patients

By: Saturday April 3, 2010 8:00 am

Nurses stand up for patients. Nurses point out dangerous situations in hospitals. Nurses report negligent doctors. Nurses are the first line of defense in protecting the quality of health care in this country.

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