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Articles by Mike Pappas
A Healthcare Worker Answers Governor Cuomo
Mike Pappas · Recent data out of New York City shows a large number of people with COVID-19 have largely been staying home. Governor Andrew Cuomo called this a “surprise.” But capitalism is forcing working-class people to spread the virus. A...
The Art of Exploiting a Pandemic: From Propaganda to Profit
Mike Pappas · Throughout the U.S., institutions that have no real interest in public health are exploiting the ongoing pandemic to benefit their public image and their bottom line. We must recognize and combat these efforts in order to fight the...
Neither Trump Nor Cuomo: Socialist Healthcare Workers Tell Us How to Fight the Pandemic
Tre Kwon and Mike Pappas · Capitalism has birthed a nightmare. Nearly two million people around the world have already fallen ill as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Hospitals like ours have been completely overwhelmed by the rush of patients. The bodies of...
Liberal Elite More Deadly Than Coronavirus
Mike Pappas · As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, millionaires and billionaires, who have been key to oppressing the working class, are trying to position themselves as everyday Americans. We need to understand them for what they are: beneficiaries...
Healthcare Workers Are at War, but Trump Isn't on Our Side
Mike Pappas · An NYC physician on the war against the coronavirus and the ongoing war against for-profit health care, Trump and capitalism itself. The coronavirus pandemic is magnifying capitalism’s complete inability to foster overall health and...
Capitalism Is an Incubator for Pandemics. Socialism Is the Solution.
Mike Pappas and Tatiana Cozzarelli · Coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the world. Capitalism cannot adequately respond to a global health crisis. That’s why we need socialism.
Democrats Team up With Trump to Maintain Disastrous Healthcare System
Mike Pappas · Both Republicans and Democrats have blocked all attempts to build a rational, universal health care policy for the U.S. This is because capitalism prioritizes profit over the health and well-being of the working class. Creating a truly...
Nurses Are Leading Strike Efforts — Where Are the Physicians?
Mike Pappas · Nurses in New York City are pushing back against hospital systems that put profits over patients and threaten their efforts to strike for safer staffing ratios. While nurses are fighting, physicians, so far, have remained on the...