Individualism and Social Media

These days I've been off Twitter and, as those (poor) friends of mine have been hearing, I've been precipitating some ideas. I think most of us realise that social media is... messed up. ( I realise the definition of social media is a bit contested so in this post just take Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter, Facebook … Continue reading Individualism and Social Media

Reflections on Radical Care

The solid meaning of life is always the same eternal thing - the marriage, namely of some unhabitual idea, however special, with some fidelity, courage and endurance, with some man’s or woman’s painWilliam James I have recently moved into university accommodation. As a result I’ve had alot of encounters, with a wide variety of people. … Continue reading Reflections on Radical Care

Justice Denied in Massachusetts by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Let us abandon then our gardens and go home And sit in the sitting-room Shall the larkspur blossom or the corn grow under this cloud? Sour to the fruitful seed Is the cold earth under this cloud, Fostering quack and weed, we have marched upon but cannot conquer; We have bent the blades of our … Continue reading Justice Denied in Massachusetts by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Reflections on Female Rage

‘Rage’, from my perspective, is a pounding frustration which surpasses the emotion of anger. It is as if there is a seething ocean in one’s soul which erupts spontaneously. Colloquially speaking ‘seeing red’, and there is nothing in the world that can abate the rising tide. It reaches a furious peak and abates at its … Continue reading Reflections on Female Rage

Radical Healthcare Pt4: The Young Lords: Health Activism and Militancy

The Young Lords Party (YLP) were a Latino political and social action movement which existed in 1969-72 in the United States. Jose ( Cha-Cha) Jimenez was one of the founders of the Young Lords Organisation -a street gang- which later turned into the YLP, a community organisation . A frequenter of jails, Jimenez’s encounters with … Continue reading Radical Healthcare Pt4: The Young Lords: Health Activism and Militancy

Radical Healthcare Pt 3: Women, Jinwar and Liberation

The Radical Healthcare series will be exploring healthcare models that intersect with progressive left wing branches of political thought. In the third part of the series I’ll introduce you to a contemporary healthcare struggle taking place in Rojava, Kurdistan. I’ll be particularly focusing on the women’s organising taking place in the female only ecological commune … Continue reading Radical Healthcare Pt 3: Women, Jinwar and Liberation

Radical Healthcare Pt2: Social Ecology

The Radical Healthcare series will be exploring healthcare models that intersect with progressive left wing branches of political thought. The second part of the series with be exploring the Anarchist philosophy of 'social ecology' and its relation to healthcare. Radical is derived from the Latin word for root- 'radic'. Despite the brazen and unorthodox connotations … Continue reading Radical Healthcare Pt2: Social Ecology

Opinion: Should Doctors Be Political?

This post was written with discursive intent, not to enforce my personal ideologies ( which in themselves are liable to frequent alteration) or to represent the views of medical professionals. Recently my personal research has been directed towards healthcare advocacy for disenfranchised groups in society. This has prompted me, time and time again, to probe … Continue reading Opinion: Should Doctors Be Political?

Radical Healthcare Pt1: Black Panthers and Health Activism

The Radical Healthcare series will be exploring healthcare models that intersect with progressive left wing branches of political thought. The first in the series will focus on The Black Panther Party. The mainstream representation of the Black Panther Party (BPP), a revolutionary organisation founded in 1966 with the aim to empower and defend black communities … Continue reading Radical Healthcare Pt1: Black Panthers and Health Activism