The United States ranks 41st in maternal mortality. Between 1987 and 2006, the U.S. rate doubled, from 6.6 deaths per 100,000 births to 13.3 deaths.
The struggle for health care reform showed us what we are up against, and what we are fighting for.
"Julie and Julia" is the most underrated movie of the year.
With the spectacular response of the movie "Precious," this might be the moment that some movies are sending urgent messages to us about a "world war" against women.
Overcoming the intense lobbying efforts of the health insurance-industrial complex and their far-right "tea party" stormtroopers, which spent some $640,000 a day opposing health care reform, the American people and their organizations, especially their unions, mobilized and pushed through a bill that can improve the health care system for millions of insured and uninsured people.
Documentary films are often powerful in doing what typical mainstream media outfits can't: accidentally reveal truths.