Jesse McLaren

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 yourheartsontheleft.blogspot.com, and tweets @HeartsOnTheLeft.

Jesse McLaren
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Jan 26, 2015

Makayla, cancer and colonialism

Jesse McLaren
Rather than blaming a family for their tragedy, we should be collectively working to improve determinants of health, so that we can treat and prevent cancer and stop the cancerous system driving it.
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Jan 9, 2015

Ten crimes of John A. Macdonald

Jesse McLaren
January 11 is a day to remember Canada’s first Crime Minister, to celebrate the struggles that resisted his policies, and to keep building movements challenging his legacy.
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Dec 23, 2014

Celebrating the Christmas Truce of 1914

Jesse McLaren
The centenary of the Christmas truce reminds us of the real roots of war, the potential resistance from rank-and-file soldiers, and the importance of an organized anti-war movement.
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Dec 18, 2014

Breaking the code about the Second World War

Jesse McLaren
By reviving the life of Alan Turing -- a cryptographer persecuted for being gay -- 'The Imitation Game' breaks the code about the Second World War.
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Oct 27, 2014

Harper's crocodile tears for fallen soldiers

Jesse McLaren
Harper claims his "thoughts and prayers" are with the soldiers killed last week, but he is sending more troops to die in Iraq while cutting their pensions amidst rising suicides.
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Sep 26, 2014

This Changes Everything, including Naomi Klein

Jesse McLaren
Naomi Klein's must-read book describes the changes in the climate, the changes in the movement, and inspires us to change ourselves as well—just as her own politics have changed.
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Sep 22, 2014

Photo essay: The People's Climate March

Jesse McLaren
Hundreds of thousands marched ahead of the UN Climate Summit, which takes place this week in New York City, demanding climate justice.
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Sep 15, 2014

Stopping Harper's long-awaited Iraq War

Jesse McLaren
Harper wants to bury the memory of Iraq and war resisters, ignore the needs of refugees and find an outlet for tar sands and military spending. But there are alternatives.

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