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Dying for Health Care and Women's Rights
by KPFA Women's Magazine (kpfawomensmag [at] gmail.com)
Monday Dec 14th, 2009 1:04 PM
On Saturday, December 5, over 100 activists from pro-choice and single payer advocacy groups staged a die-in at the San Francisco Ferry Building to protest the Stupak Amendment and demand quality health care for all. Audio, 10 mins.

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by ..here's their song
Tuesday Dec 15th, 2009 1:57 PM
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photo courtesy Tristan Crane on flickr Creative Commons License
Let’s Save the Status Quo (to the tune of “Battle Hymn Of The Republic”)

Rejoice and let us glory in the profits we attain
By rationing the RE-medies, for suffering and pain.
And no one's gonna mess with all our monetary gain.
Let's save the status quo!

Chorus:

If our healthcare corporation

Never faces regulation,

We'll be brimming with elation!

Let's save the status quo!

We bought a bunch of senators and congresspeople too.
They serve our corp'rate interests
and we tell them what to do.
This gravy train will stop the day
a healthcare bill gets through!
Let's save the status quo!

Chorus: If our healthcare corporation (etc.)


A decent public option is an option we won’t bear.
And Medicare for Everyone would kill our market share.
We’ll never win the game if all the rules are just and fair.
Let's save the status quo!

Chorus: If our healthcare corporation (etc.)

In every other wealthy nation healthcare is a right.
But not here in America, no not without a fight!
We’re fighting for the right to monstrous profits day and night. Let's save the status quo!