COMET 2019

On June 27th, Dr. Howard Waitzkin presented at the Conference for Communication, Medicine and Ethics (COMET) at the University of South Australia.

Howard delivered the Aalborg Lecture in Humanities and Medicine, "Patients communicating with practitioners about social problems: What does capitalism have to do with it?”

Black Agenda Report Interview

Black Agenda Report is a news, analysis and commentary publication out of the black left. The organization and its contributors have been providing independent and critical perspectives on a wide variety of topics and issues that deserve our praise and solidarity.

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor hosted Howard to answer five questions about his most recent book, Health Care Under The Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health.

Natural Land Institute Interview with Howard and Mira

Mira Lee and Howard Waitzkin have lived in their current home since 2012. In 2013 they started planting native plants. NLI certified their property in the summer of 2018 as a Conservation@Home site.

Even though they live in town, their home is on the Rock River and provides a rural setting, especially with their variety of wildflowers and trees. The Natural Land Institute did an interview with Howard and Mira to find out a bit more about this process of conservation at home.

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Statement of War Tax Resistance

Due to my values as a conscientious objector (CO), which derive from religious and ethical beliefs, I continue to experience profound ethical conflicts about paying for war through my taxes. For many years during and after the Vietnam War, I resisted half of my income taxes (the percentage of taxes that pays for past and present wars), leading to encounters with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials who entered into dialogue with me. I contributed the money that I didn’t pay for war taxes to humanitarian projects, including various efforts to help active duty GIs and veterans. I argued and continue to argue that I and others like me who are conscientiously opposed to war should not suffer from the Constitutional contradiction of being recognized officially as a CO yet being required to pay taxes for war.

Read the full Statement of War Tax Resistance here.

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Touring US Bookstores

2018 was filled with book events and touring across the US. From New Mexico to Illinois, California and back out East in Maine, New York, and Washington, DC, Howard tried to ensure that his most recent publication, Health Care Under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health, reached local communities.

Here is a partial list:

Those that believe in the need for radical change in the way our health care system currently operates should have a chance to be heard and discuss their concerns.