Author: dubuquedemocraticsocialists

How Privatized Healthcare Keeps Us Down: Briana’s Story of Type One Diabetes

They say that capitalism motivates people to work hard and achieve, but Briana’s story shows how our current privatized, capitalist medical system actually does the opposite, forcing people to choose between essential, life-saving medical care and professional advancement. At the age of twelve, in the sixth grade, I was diagnosed with Type One, or Juvenile,…

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Reprint: TH Letter to the Editor on Prescott charter renewal

Editor’s note: Although the following letter to the editor doesn’t address socialism directly, it is one way to resist the current capitalist refusal to invest in quality public education, especially when it benefits our most vulnerable children. Prescott Elementary located in downtown Dubuque is a public charter school, not to be confused with a private…

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