UPDATE: Spanish doctors resist order to not provide medical care to immigrants
An inspiring story and photo of resistance against austerity and racism in Spain.
“1650 doctors from all over Spain including Galicia and Catalonia, announced that they REFUSE to comply with the provisions of the Spanish Health Ministry, ordering them NOT to provide medical care to immigrants. They insisted that their medical oaths and moral obligations exceeds all governmental order.”
On June 30, the Harper government implemented cuts to health care for refugees in Canada. Council of Canadians health care campaigner Adrienne Silnicki writes, “These cuts include access to vision care, dental care, prescription drugs and mobility devices for all refugees. For many refugees it also includes restrictions on primary and basic health care. This includes medical assistance during emergencies like heart attacks and even during child birth.” Doctors spoke out against these cuts being implemented, including briefly occupying a Conservative cabinet minister’s office in Toronto, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiNDtUaNudk, but the Harper government refused to listen and made the cuts.