Medical Mission

By: Jocelyne Jesenof

On October 24, 2015 Lourdes Hospital ran a Medical Mission at St. Mary’s Recreation Center in Binghamton to provide uninsured Broome County residents free medical care. The services provided included, dental care, mammography, foot care, wound care, general medical screening, medicines from the Hope Dispensary, flu shots and financial counseling. Read the rest of this entry »


Medicare for All

On Thursday, November 12th more than 45 people came together to hear Dr. Robin Eastman Abaya and Professor Leonard Rodberg, both members of Physicians for a National Health Plan (PNHP) discuss Medicare for All. Medicare for All, Single Payer, Universal Health Care are all different ways of saying the same thing – all Americans, with no exceptions, would have access the health care. The community meeting, sponsored by the Broome Tioga Green Party, was open to the public and held at the Bundy Museum, on Binghamton’s West Side. Read the rest of this entry »

Do You Know?

Countries that provide health care to all citizens spend one-half the amount we do in the U.S.? Government run programs in the other industrialized countries regulate the cost of care while also eliminating the 25-30 cents of every dollar spent that goes to the private insurance companies. Medicare operates on a three to four percent overhead. Insurance company profits are killing us. Read the rest of this entry »

Lack of Healthcare Causes Death

Dr. Robin Eastman Abaya

Summer 2015   Southern Tier, New York State

Ms. B was a 56 year-old woman found dead at her apartment by her mother. The death was referred to the local county coroner because she had no physician and an autopsy was performed to determine the ‘cause of death’. Read the rest of this entry »

Stingy Stenger

Residents of Broome  County weekly, see snazzy images of the current President of Binghamton University, Harvey Stenger, with glowing stories and commentaries to follow.  The recent announcement that the Southern Tier “won” a $500 million economic development grant from New York State was announced with “YES” in huge text and a smiling President Stenger, co-chair of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council, foregrounded just below it in the local capitalist press.   Read the rest of this entry »

Binghamton University Teaching Assistants Demand Equal Pay for Equal Work

By: Andy Pragacz,

Binghamton University recently made public a plan to increase pay for incoming teaching assistants (TAs) by between $2,000 and $7,000 a year.  These raises, however, will not apply to current TAs. If implemented, this plan would mean TAs working in the same departments, doing the same work, will be paid drastically different sums. Read the rest of this entry »

Students March Against Racism (Again!) at Binghamton University, Administration Still Isn’t Listening

By: Joan McKiernon

Recently students at Binghamton University joined students around the country who were supporting the anti-racist protests at the University of Missouri which ended with the resignation of the university president. Like others across the country, students at BU were supporting Mizzou students, but were also protesting against the racism on their own campuses. Read the rest of this entry »