Today’s leading Democrats actually don’t want to reduce inequality because they believe that inequality is the normal and righteous order of things. As proof, he points to the famously impolitic Larry Summers, whose background as a former president of Harvard, former Treasury secretary and former chief economist of the World Bank embodies all that Frank abhors about modern Democrats. “One of the reasons that inequality has probably gone up in our society is that people are being treated closer to the way that they’re supposed to be treated,” Summers commented early in the Obama administration.
Bill Clinton’s presidency saw the Democrats swing sharply to the right. But Thomas Frank says the party’s drift began much earlier.
Nestlé Waters, the North American subsidiary of the Swiss-owned Nestlé Corporation, had been active in Kunkletown for years, conducting well testing on a privately owned property adjacent to Diehl’s home. The company is proposing to drill two large wells, pump 200,000 gallons of water per day from the aquifer, put it in trucks and transfer it to an existing bottling facility near Allentown, about 20 miles away.
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has offices around the world, with more than 3,000 allied attorneys and $44 million in case funding that it uses to fight for its core issues, which include religious freedom, “sanctity of life,” and marriage and family.
Officers from Portland’s Behavioral Health Unit with an individual they interact with on a regular basis who was later taken to the hospital.
We’ve known for a while that tax dodging is a common plutocratic scam, but the details from the leaked files of an obscure Panamanian law firm named Mossack Fonseca now give us names to shame. One is David Cameron, the ardently conservative prime minister of Britain, who has loudly declaimed tax sneaks in public.
Money launderers, crooked politicians, and huge corporations want the system to be so complicated that only their shady bankers and lawyers can comprehend it. But if regular people worldwide can educate ourselves about the costs the current system imposes on all of us, and mobilize to agitate for possible solutions, there’s a path in front of us to a tax system for everyone that’s far simpler, fairer, and more transparent.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event at the Fillmore Philadelphia, April 20, 2016. The Clintons have championed “get tough” policies that have bolstered those who have a financial incentive to maintain the status quo.
In her 10 years at anti-trafficking organisation Maiti Nepal, shelter supervisor Rajni Gurung has seen hundreds of profoundly mentally and physically abused girls.
Why do we seem to be trapped in an endless cycle of war, with each new military adventure promised to be different than the last?
The Norwegian Cruise Line ship the Escape contains a private area for the very rich called the Haven. “It was always the intention to make the Haven somewhat obscure so it wasn’t in the face of the masses,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian’s former chief executive, who helped design the Escape with the hope of attracting a richer clientele. “That segment of the population wants to be surrounded by people with similar characteristics.”
A supporter holds a sign explaining why he wants safe drug sites in Seattle.
Does the world need another chicken hawk with their finger on the trigger and the delusion that might is right?
An NSPCC spokesman for the South West said: “Social workers play a vital role in protecting children in communities up and down the country and whilst high profile cases may be adding to the pressure felt by some in the profession, they also emphasise the essential role that social workers can play in preventing tragedies occurring”
A vibrant multigenerational community supports foster parents and kids—and gives seniors with wisdom and time to spare the chance to be part of a loving extended clan.
Kids play at an apartment block in Nuuk, Greenland, jumping into snowdrifts from the roof of a covered walkway. For more than 30 years, the suicide rate in Greenland has been among the highest in the world.
Social workers Regina Moore, left, and Zoia Martin, right, searched for homeless adults and youth during the annual point-in-time count.
We have no job security, no prestige and no option but to be obliging, or face the prospect of unemployment.
Young woman with her daughter in Zugdidi, Samegrelo region, western Georgia.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has made it clear that universities have a fundamental role to play in getting it right with the next generation of Canadians.
Dr. Lynn Videka, Dean and Professor in the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, will serve as the next Dean of the University of Michigan School of Social Work.
One in four social worker positions are vacant in Walsall, where the council is recruiting
Recently, the 74-year-old activist, teacher and social worker donated more than 20 personal items to the National Museum of American History to help tell the story of the Little Rock Nine—as she and her fellow African-American students at Central High came to be known.
‘I had the privilege of travelling the wolds, stopping for lunch at Rudston monolith or Bempton cliffs and being free of the office.’
In this undated image provided by the Committee Against Institutionalizing Disabled Persons, a civic group representing the former inmates at the Brothers Home, guards unload children from a truck in Busan, South Korea. An Associated Press investigation shows that rapes and killings of children and the disabled three decades ago at a South Korean institution for so-called vagrants, the Brothers Home, were much more vicious and widespread than previously realized. It also reveals that the secrecy around Brothers has persisted for decades because of a cover-up orchestrated at the highest levels of government.
A broad coalition of organizations joined a march for voting rights and campaign finance reform at the U.S. Capitol, where more than 1,200 were arrested during the course of a week of civil disobedience.
An occupation of the historic Carnegie Library in Lambeth, south London is about to enter its second week, as half the libraries in the borough face closure.
Beijing issues a new notice on ‘reducing costs’ of businesses by permitting them – on a selective and regional basis – to pay less to state welfare funds
Supports to a bridge crumble in Iowa City, Iowa. The long-deteriorating infrastructure of the United States is repaired and maintained with tax funds, much of which are currently being withheld in offshore accounts by large corporations long-overdue in paying their share.
All told, the 0.1 percent now owns about as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent of America combined. And that’s just the official numbers. Plenty of their wealth is parked overseas and in places where it’s hard to get an accurate count of what they’ve accumulated. Until we are able to offer a challenge to the 0.1 percent, we will continue to see democracy undermined, social cohesion blown apart, economies destabilized, social mobility stalled and many other important aspects of our personal and public lives degraded, including our health.
Doctoral candidate Jordan Davis, left, and Social Work Professor Douglas Smith found that treating withdrawal symptoms could help young adults who use cannabis stay off the drug. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism funded the study, published in the Journal of Drug Issues.
Maris Sratulis of the British Association of Social Workers says there is “increasing pressure” to predict risk.
Social workers may be recruited from Canada and Britain as part of an effort by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, to address a backlog of child protection cases in the State.
India is in the process of finding a solution to thwart trafficking of women and children from Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said here on Monday.
Tammany Hall is alive and well, it seems. Between the purged voter rolls, the busted machines and the fact that Independents were not allowed to cast a ballot, it is fair to say that Tuesday’s results were not entirely indicative of the true opinions of New York voters. This primary/caucus season has been a hot mess from an organizational standpoint in a number of states, a fact that will make already frustrated voters even more livid and even less likely to step into the booth the next time around.
The Australian prison estate now costs well over A$3 billion a year to operate.
This is an interdisciplinary conference addressing key issues impacting the Latino Community at both individual and contextual levels, focused on the subjects of health and mental health disparities, education, poverty, youth and families, migration, and Latino civic engagement.
Raven with her daughter Mercedes outside their home in Saskatoon.
Democracy Awakening demonstrators marched past the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday.
Allan Wachendorfer, director of public policy with the Michigan chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), explains that the lead in the water has caused extensive infrastructure damage and human injury, along with social and personal disruption. And he says despite the efforts of many volunteers, there are people who are unaware of how they can ensure the water in their home is safe for use.
Sir Martin Rees: ‘This whole process has been very worrying – unnecessarily so. And I think there will be a legacy.’
“Indigenous children at the moment are 10 times more likely to be living out of home right now,” Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said on the ABC’s Q&A.
The Social Welfare Action Alliance – founded in 1985 – is based on key principles that reflect a concern for social justice, peace and coalition building with transformative social movements.
Bill Clinton gutted welfare and criminalized the poor, all while funneling more money into the carceral state.
Camden, one of the poorest U.S. cities, is among New Jersey municipalities suffering a crisis of blight since manufacturing disappeared.
North Wales Women’s centre. Pictured are case workers Sian Edwards and Donna Jones with CEO, Gemma Fox (centre)
The university spent at least $175,000 dollars to remove “references to the pepper spray incident in search results on Google for the university and the Chancellor.”
The bill has been supported by the Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT), an arm of the Family Research Council, and the Alliance Defending Freedom. FACT president David Fowler previously decried the American Psychiatry Association’s decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.
Majid, 35, of the East Java region of Indonesia, lives in a cage built by his family because he suffers from mental illness. Credit
Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, Alphabet (Google) and Goldman Sachs all implicated in Oxfam report
Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth. Ofsted inspectors found social workers struggled to cope with high workloads and some children were left at risk of significant harm
Nina Turner stumps for Bernie Sanders at Smoke’s Barber Shop, in Columbia, S.C.
“Who here is proud to be a social worker?” asked Johanna Byrd in the Capitol Rotunda. Her question was greeted with a thunderous cheer from the nearly 900 social workers filling the main staircase.
Authorities in the Ontario community of Attawapiskat describe ‘rolling nightmare’ as 11 people attempt suicide on one day
The shadow mental health minister Luciana Berger called the findings ‘utterly outrageous’.
Lin Tsou-yen, Lin Wan-i, Shih Jun-ji, Premier-designate Lin Chuan, Lin Hsi-yao, Lin Mei-chu, Hsu Jan-yau, Chang Ching-sen (left to right).Lin Wan-i, a Professor of Social Work at National Taiwan University who has previously served as a minister without portfolio, will be responsible for labor, social welfare, ethnicity, and long-term care, said the premier-designate.
At UWM, officials report that larger class sizes and reductions in faculty could threaten the accreditation of four of its schools: Lubar School of Business, Peck School of the Arts, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and School of Education.
For as long as youth prisons have existed in the United States, so too has the pretense that there are no youth prisons. Early 19th-century reformers who sought to remove children from the harsh adult penal system established new institutions specifically for the detention of youths. They didn’t call them prisons, but Houses of Refuge, dedicated to the discipline and reform of newly coined group, “juvenile delinquents.” Founded with ostensibly laudable intent, the institutions were overcrowded fortresses, riddled with abuse, serving to institutionalize strict social control over poor and immigrant communities. That is, they were prisons.
But no one should be fooled that the consequences of “white-collar crime” are less deadly than street crime. In the late 1990s, for example, corporate crime cost the U.S. economy an estimated $1 to $2 trillion a year, and researcher Ralph Estes suggested that white-collar criminals caused roughly 150,000 deaths each year in this same era. For the sake of comparison, there was a record number of homicides in 1991: 24,700.
I am right in this word’s target demographic, being young, female, educated and upwardly mobile. I work at a women’s website. I love raises and underwear and voting. And still, I have never said “empowerment” sincerely or heard it from a single one of my friends. The formulation has been diluted to something representational and bloodless — an architectural rendering of a building that will never be built.
Dr. Anni Donaldson, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Strathclyde: Glasgow