2019 Manifesto Analysis

It’s election time, so we’ve been poring over the manifestos from all the major parties to see how they stack up against the aims of our different campaigns and work areas.

On Tasers, policing and imagining new responses to violence

With the recent announcement of Tasers being made more widely available for use by the police in the UK, black feminist organiser and Global Health postgraduate Sarah Lasoye argues that the health community must take notice.

Is there a place for civil nuclear power in the 21st century?

To correspond with the recent publication of the IPPNW-Germany paper ‘How Nuclear Power powers the Bomb’, we publish a blog by Frank Boulton outlining the financial, environmental, health and geo-political arguments around nuclear power.

Annual Report 2018/19

Our 2019 Annual Report is now available to read online – providing an overview of our work and direction in the last year.

Showing that the health community supports the Student Climate Strikers

On 20th – 27th September, Medact members and other healthcare workers will be supporting the millions of children and young people from around the world who have been striking on Fridays in an urgent call for action to address the climate crisis.

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Peace & Security

We promote disarmament and encourage non-violent responses to conflict.

We work for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and to reduce the power and influence of militarism and military-industrial complex.

Climate & Environment

We work for a healthy planet and climate protection.

We challenge the world's dependence on fossil fuels, including campaigning for renewable energy.

We promote sustainable patterns of consumption.

Economic Justice

We challenge trade, investment and financial systems that are unjust and harmful.

We promote reform of the institutions of global governance and reallocation of resources towards social justice and sustainable development.

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Rights

We promote a vision of human rights medicine.

This includes access to healthcare for all, and respect for the health-related rights of migrants, refugees, prisoners and detainees.

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Take action to help us fight for a fossil free Dorset! 

Medact Dorset continues to put pressure on the Dorset Pension Fund Committee to STOP investing over £141 million in fossil fuels. Our next target is the FULL council meeting on the 17th December, where the Climate Action Plan will be discussed. Medact Dorset will be...

Halt harmful “hostile environment” policies – open staff letter to the Board of North Bristol NHS Trust

The government is implementing new charging regulations for migrants. These deny vulnerable people healthcare, deter those eligible for care from seeking it, and establish mechanisms to roll out further charging in the future NHS.

The following is a letter to North Bristol NHS Trust asking them to also reject these policies. It is for open sign on for all staff within the trust – if you work at the trust, please add your name below.

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