Sick Around The World – 2008 Film on Healthcare Around the World Still Relevant

Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs “fundamental” change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand […]

AB 1400 Would Finance Expanded Patient Care Rather than Corporate CEO Salaries

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The current private-insurer-controlled healthcare system is one of capital extraction. The rising premiums and deductibles we pay finance political corruption to the demise of patient care. This is why it has been a challenge to win healthcare-for-all even in a Democratic Party Supermajority state like California and why we must build increased grassroots power. Instead […]

Win Justice for Christian Hall!

Vigil to Honor Christian Hall

“A Mental Health Crisis is Not a Death Sentence” On December 30, PANA and Neighborhood Safety Companions (NSC) were not deterred by rain as they joined calls for justice in downtown L.A. on the one-year anniversary of Christian Hall’s murder by Pennsylvania State Police. Organized by Answer Coalition, Los Angeles, other attendees included Anti-Asian Violence […]

Centering Asian Americans: Racism, Violence, and Health

Hear insights from people with experience from the frontlines of healthcare work in Asian American communities, including the challenges around data aggregation and dis-aggregation, combatting the Model Minority Myth… Episode 213: Antiracism in Medicine Series – Episode 13 – Centering Asian Americans: Racism, Violence, and Health   CPSolvers: Anti-Racism in Medicine Series Episode 13: Centering […]

US Ranks 36th Out of 37 Nations on COVID-19 Mortality

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https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj-2021-066768 A new study quantifies the loss in life expectancy due to COVID-19 in nations around the world. The US is in the worst tier, with a drop of nearly two years. Blame lays at the feet of mishandling by Trump, but also long-term degradation of public health and primary care access. Both must be […]

PANA Members Join “Knit the Revolution” Podcast on Medicare-for-All

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Tsukuru Fors, Reggie Wong and Taiji Miyagawa share experiences from their work to win healthcare-for-all, including AB 1400 in CA. How efforts by PANA to address the larger issue of inequality faced by Asian and Pacific Islander Americans are an example of how to build a broader, more diverse and powerful grassroots movement to win […]

US Surpasses 800,000 Pandemic Deaths

More than 800,000 Americans have now died from the coronavirus, the highest recorded national death toll from the global pandemic. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59645307 The 800,000 total exceeds the populations of cities such as Boston or Washington DC. The milestone means nearly twice as many Americans have died during the pandemic as in World War 2. The US […]

Japanese Mothers Protest Dumping of Nuclear Waste into the Pacific Ocean

Mothers from Iwaki City and Onahama and activists protest TEPCO and the Japanese Government’s wreckless plans to once again dumb tons of radioactive waste from the still-melting-down Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant into the adjacent Pacific Ocean. Via the Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World: Japan has plans to release 1,280,000 tons of radioactive water […]

The First Year of COVID: Filipinos Were Among Hardest Hit, But Hidden by Data

https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/year-one-covid-19-death-toll/the-first-year-of-covid-filipinos-were-among-hardest-hit-but-hidden-by-data/ Filipinos had the second highest mortality rate in the county during the pandemic’s first year — but that cost was largely hidden because the county reported cases and deaths among Filipinos within a broad category of Asian Americans, rather than breaking them out specifically.  Maya Srikrishnan December 6, 2021 Voices of San Diego In San Diego County, […]

The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Pacific Islander Communities

Take a listen: https://theworld.org/media/2021-01-29/pacific-islanders-hit-hard-covid-19 ‘Alisi Tulua, project director of the Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander COVID-19 Data Policy Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles, tells Marco Werman that while California is easing its lockdown restrictions, Native Hawaiian and Pacific islanders in the state are still experiencing high infection rates. Please visit SoCal PIRCT to […]

At COP26, Youth Activists From Around the World Call Out Decades of Delay

Young people from around the world strike at home and in Glasgow to protest climate inaction from government leaders. Inside Climate News By Delger Erdenesanaa | November 10, 2021 A Sense of Extreme Urgency  This push and pull between rich and poor countries, between large and small, extractive economies and the rest, has been a […]

Beyond Cathay Manor: The Interconnected Tenant Struggles of LA Chinatown

Elderly tenants of a low-income senior housing complex protest unsafe living conditions and demand accountability from landlords, developers and politicians. Janis Yue and Amy Zhou | November 3, 2021 KNOCK-LA.com: https://knock-la.com/cathay-manor-tenant-struggles-of-la-chinatown/ Chronically broken elevators, dangerous stairwells without proper lighting, a non-functional laundry room, inconsistent hot water, and cockroach infestations — this is only a partial […]