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Your Heart's On The Left

Jesse McLaren is a physician, activist and blogger, who like Virchow believes that if medicine is to accomplish its great task, it must intervene in political and social life. He blogs at www.yourheartsontheleft.blogspot.com, and tweets @HeartsOnTheLeft.

Blog - Your Heart's On The Left August 22
Jesse McLaren | As well as leading the NDP to its recent historic election results, Layton provided a number of lessons for how opposition inside and outside Parliament can work together for peace and justice.
Blog - Your Heart's On The Left July 29
Jesse McLaren | Alternative posters expose the myth of "ethical oil" and argue that a green economy free of the tar sands is the only viable future for the planet and its people.
Blog - Your Heart's On The Left July 25
Jesse McLaren | A decade of Islamophobia to justify the war in Afghanistan is now spreading violence to the West, with a terror attack in Norway.
Blog - Your Heart's On The Left July 23
Jesse McLaren | There's growing hysteria against the prayer space for Muslim students at the Valley Park Middle School in Toronto, based on a series of myths.
Blog - Your Heart's On The Left July 13
Jesse McLaren | Today is the start of Mad Pride week in Toronto, which challenges psychiatric oppression and celebrates madness.
Blog - Your Heart's On The Left June 27
Jesse McLaren | Phase two of the Egyptian revolution is the ongoing work to broaden political gains and connect them with social and economic demands.
Blog - Your Heart's On The Left June 22
Jesse McLaren | This blog entry will focus on the first phase of the Egyptian revolution -- the 18 days that shook the world, ousted dictator Mubarak and won political reforms -- and the struggles that led up to it.
Blog - Your Heart's On The Left June 17
Jesse McLaren | A blossoming of street art on the streets of Cairo celebrates the first phase of the Egyptian revolution, and raises people's confidence for the second phase.
Blog - Your Heart's On The Left June 7
Jesse McLaren | On June 4, 2011, I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Mohamed Shafiq in Cairo. He explains how Egyptian doctors joined the revolution in Tahrir Square, and through the process became politicized.
Blog - Your Heart's On The Left June 3
Jesse McLaren | Serbian war criminal Ratko Mladic is sitting in the Hague for his role in the siege on Sarejevo and the massacre at Srebrenica during the Bosnia war of the early 1990s.
Blog - Your Heart's On The Left May 30
Jesse McLaren | Postal workers have voted almost 95 per cent for a strike mandate, and here are five reasons why solidarity needs to receive an equally strong mandate.

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