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Big Pharma Can Be Beaten: This Union Proved It

By Fran Quigley, Truthout | Report

Nevada's Culinary Workers Union took on Big Pharma and won. (Image: CIPhotos / iStock / Getty Images Plus)Nevada's Culinary Workers Union took on Big Pharma and won. (Image: CIPhotos / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

In an attempt to address the drug-pricing crisis that has ruined so many lives, Nevada recently passed a law requiring transparency from all players in the secretive world of pharmaceuticals. An intensive door-to-door campaign in support of the insulin pricing bill by the Culinary Workers Union was instrumental in defeating Big Pharma's deep pockets and offers a way forward in the fight for drug pricing reform.

While it's impossible to know when and where a revolution is going to happen and under what conditions, there is currently a broad radicalization taking place internationally and in the US, with large numbers of people not accepting the capitalist status quo, says labor historian and author Paul LeBlanc.

Time to Impeach Trump

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout | Op-Ed

2017.8.19.CohnPresident Donald Trump waves from his motorcade vehicle after departing Trump Tower on August 16, 2017, in New York City. Trump is traveling to Bedminster, New Jersey, as fallout continues from his comments on the violence in Charlottesville. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

It's time to urge the House of Representatives to bring articles of impeachment against Trump for his abuse of power and before he launches a new civil war and/or nuclear war. When the people elect a president, they are entrusting that person with their security, well-being and survival. Trump clearly has betrayed that trust and must go.

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Big Pharma Can Be Beaten: This Union Proved It

By Fran Quigley, Truthout | Report

Nevada's Culinary Workers Union took on Big Pharma and won. (Image: CIPhotos / iStock / Getty Images Plus)Nevada's Culinary Workers Union took on Big Pharma and won. (Image: CIPhotos / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

In an attempt to address the drug-pricing crisis that has ruined so many lives, Nevada recently passed a law requiring transparency from all players in the secretive world of pharmaceuticals. An intensive door-to-door campaign in support of the insulin pricing bill by the Culinary Workers Union was instrumental in defeating Big Pharma's deep pockets and offers a way forward in the fight for drug pricing reform.

While it's impossible to know when and where a revolution is going to happen and under what conditions, there is currently a broad radicalization taking place internationally and in the US, with large numbers of people not accepting the capitalist status quo, says labor historian and author Paul LeBlanc.

Time to Impeach Trump

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout | Op-Ed

2017.8.19.CohnPresident Donald Trump waves from his motorcade vehicle after departing Trump Tower on August 16, 2017, in New York City. Trump is traveling to Bedminster, New Jersey, as fallout continues from his comments on the violence in Charlottesville. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

It's time to urge the House of Representatives to bring articles of impeachment against Trump for his abuse of power and before he launches a new civil war and/or nuclear war. When the people elect a president, they are entrusting that person with their security, well-being and survival. Trump clearly has betrayed that trust and must go.