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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Jul 13, 2011

Celebrate Mad Pride

Jesse McLaren
Today is the start of Mad Pride week in Toronto, which challenges psychiatric oppression and celebrates madness.
Blog
Jun 27, 2011

The Egyptian revolution: Phase two

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
Jun 22, 2011

The Egyptian revolution: Phase one

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
Jun 17, 2011

The revolution will be painted: Cairo street art

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
Jun 7, 2011

Act now to support Egyptian hospital workers

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
May 30, 2011

Five reasons to support postal workers

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.
News
May 10, 2011

Canada's real electoral map: A surge for the left

Jesse McLaren
There has been a shift in consciousness. Looking at the NDP and the combined Tory/Liberal vote, a picture emerges of an eroding but concentrated corporate vote, and a surging NDP vote.

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