Stunning hypocrisy: Apple claims to be responsible for “creating and supporting 1.9 million jobs” while actually employing 115,000; but the company complains that “the U.S. has stopped producing people with the skills we need.” Yet Apple undermines job creation in its role as the biggest overseas profit hoarder and is a leading tax avoider.
Martha Stevens (above) left her social work and advocacy positions to run for the District 46 House of Representatives seat.
Mirta Rosales is a parent coordinator at Public School 188 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where nearly 50 percent of the students are homeless.
The 2014 Jay report said at least 1,400 children in Rotherham had been sexually exploited over a 16-year period.
The Green party candidate, who is fighting the byelection in David Cameron’s old seat, says his politics are ‘99.9% indivisible’ from his younger sibling
Child psychiatric patients can be harmed by long stays in cramped, overused emergency rooms.
U.S. Soldiers navigate a stream during a security patrol in Chabar, Afghanistan, 2009. The most recent estimates suggest that war costs will run to nearly $5 trillion.
Mr Higgins (above) said a society that creates a culture of “suspicion or hostility” towards those living below the poverty line or that patronises them “cannot easily lay claim to being part of a functioning democracy”.
A patient meets with a health coach in Shoreline, Washington. Essential programs for aging people are often framed as “entitlements” and proffered as expenses that can be cut.
The Powell memo’s plan was to: a) defund public higher education; b) then “save” the universities with ideologically focused corporate funding friendly to “free enterprise;” c) turn universities into corporations; and d) turn the students into consumers who became educated labor products.
The maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security payroll tax will increase to $127,200.
World Health Organization figures claim 44.2 in every 100,000 Guyanese take their own lives, compared to a global average of 16.
Changing times: Mothers queue outside Ballymun post office to collect Child Benefit in 1984. A decade earlier, only men could collect the allowance.
To study brain responses to babies, researchers altered the middle photo in each row. Features typically considered “cute” were enhanced in the images at right and reduced in the images at left.
MSU’s William Chopik led a study examining empathy by country. Countries in dark red have high empathy, while countries in light pink are low empathy. The countries in gray were not studied due to small sample sizes.
A worker returns home after work at Pha Rung shipyard in Vietnam’s port city of Hai Phong, east of Hanoi.
The Mandalay Region Department of Social Welfare is taking the lead in Myanmar’s second city to stamp out this form of child abuse, said department chief Daw Nann Mout Sai
The window that was shot out at the Black Panthers headquarters in Oakland, Sept. 10, 1968.
Fall injuries requiring medical attention rise almost linearly from age 18 on, peaking at 115 per 1,000 adults 75 and older.
Trump can’t win. Our national experiment can’t end because one aging narcissist got bored of sex and food. Not even America deserves that. But that doesn’t mean we come out ahead. We’re more divided than ever, sicker than ever, dumber than ever. And there’s no reason to think it won’t be worse the next time.
The emergent regimes of Viktor Orbán in Hungary and Beata Szydło in Poland do not represent a revival of authoritarianism, but a new form of governance. This new system stems from the failures of globalisation and neoliberalism, which created states that are weak for the strong, and strong for the weak. To describe the modus operandi of these new regimes, we have coined a new term: the “polypore” state. A polypore is a parasitic fungus that feeds on rotting trees, contributing to their decay.
Dr Wulf Livingston and Dr Iolo Madoc-Jones are part of a team evaluating the Welsh government’s Working Together to Reduce Harm, The Substance Misuse Strategy for Wales 2008-2018.
What is also dangerous, however, is that Hillary is now set to shore-up US hegemony at home and abroad with renewed vigor and the backing of both parties. Unlike Trump, she is a very desirable manager of the state in crisis, much like Obama in the aftermath of the Iraq debacle. It is important to reiterate what has been said before: that the racist ideology that today fuels and animates Trump’s campaign was institutionalized and amplified by the crime, anti-welfare, anti-immigrant, and anti-terrorism legislation advanced by the Clintons in the 1990s, not to mention NAFTA, the domestic corporate class war they advanced, and the reactionary post 9/11 wars and legislation they vigorously supported, which also enlarged the far right.
A forensic drug analyst opens baggies contains various types of heroin which are being examined at the Hamilton County Coroners Crime Lab, in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 1, 2016.
Margaret Sanger’s birth control clinic was located at 46 Amboy St. in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
Results of new study led by Linda Pagani, professor at the University of Montreal’s School of Psychoeducation, show that young children who watch too much television are at risk of victimization and social isolation and adopting violent and antisocial behaviour toward other students at age 13.
It’s time that doctors become more aware of the growing use of gabapentinoids and their true potential for addiction. Unlike benzodiazepines, this time we can’t say that we did not see it coming.
Laurentian University said it will hire more indigenous social work faculty after the Canadian Association of Social Work Education said it needs more.
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who runs the Sands Casino group, has argued that an NFL team would bring in 800,000 people and generate $620 million in economic activity per year. But Giunchigliani said he sees it as a corporate giveaway, adding that no publicly-funded stadium in the country has been proven to actually benefit the public.
A look at NYC’s gentrification and growing inequality in a microcosm, Class Divide explores two distinct worlds that share the same Chelsea intersection – 10th Avenue and 26th Street. On one side of the avenue, the Chelsea-Elliot Houses have provided low-income public housing to residents for decades. Their neighbor across the avenue since 2012 is Avenues: The World School, a costly private school.
Academic Roz Ward was temporarily suspended from La Trobe University for her comments about the Australian flag
A new study attempts to explain the rapid rise of children in the Arkansas foster care system and suggest steps to reverse the troubling trend.
Emma Lewell-Buck, MP for South Shields, spoke to the Chronicle about her new role as Shadow Minister for Children and Families on Jeremy Corbyn’s front bench.
A nationwide prison work stoppage and hunger strike, begun on Sept. 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, have seen over 20,000 prisoners in about 30 prisons do what we on the outside should do—refuse to cooperate. “We will not only demand the end to prison slavery, we will end it ourselves by ceasing to be slaves,” prisoners of the Free Alabama Movement, the Free Ohio Movement and the IWW Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee wrote in a communique.
Perhaps we should be asking Ruth Ginsberg what in fact is ‘dumb and disrespectful’?
A worker carrying soda in Mexico. When the country adopted a tax on sugary drinks in 2013, it prompted a substantial drop in consumption.
A 30-year-old woman with subtle paranoia and a history of mood cycling and obsessive preoccupations is brought by her family for treatment.
There’ll be €5 increases to all weekly social welfare payments too, from March, Donohoe confirmed today. That will include the carer’s allowance, disability allowance and jobseeker’s benefit and allowance.
Dr Ian Hyslop is a lecturer in counselling, human services and social work at the University of Auckland
It is the second batch of documents obtained by the transparency group from the email account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. The first, released late Friday, contained excerpts of paid speeches the former secretary of state gave to Wall Street banks that were flagged by her aides for being potentially problematic for the presidential hopeful.
Chad Browneagle, Shoshone/Spokane, joins the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Students peacefully end their occupation of the Caetano de Campos school in Sao Paulo to avoid confrontations with military police.
A boy gazes at the hearse at 9-year-old murder victim Tyshawn Lee’s funeral at St. Sabina Church in Chicago on November 10, 2015.
A visitation room is set up wit a bed as a possible solution to the growing number of foster children and pacing the available foster parents needed at a child protective services office in Austin, Texas 3/24/16
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the UN committee appeared to have ignored MSD’s work.
Brazil’s President Michel Temer gestures as he attends an economics and politics forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil
A sorry parade of arms smugglers, oligarchs, defense contractors, mafia dons, drug dealers, gambling fraudsters, sanctions breakers, and kleptocrats emerge from the papers. And then there are the eye-catching names. They include the richest man in Syria, a Uruguayan presidential candidate, three current prime ministers, a well-known film director, a former Iraqi vice-president, a top soccer player, a clutch of Arab heads of state, the brother-in-law of the Chinese president. We get glimpses into billions siphoned out of Africa, China, Libya, and Russia—all from a single law firm. How many others have kept their work on tax avoidance secret?
A sketch by truck driver Liu Renwang showing abuse he received in an extralegal detention center, 2014-2015
Students, neighbors, and alumni have been showing their support at campus rallies and on social media.
‘The F-35 fighter plane program is a prime candidate for big cuts. It’s the most expensive weapon ever designed, complete with massive cost overruns.’ Let’s steward our resources wisely. Let’s choose climate over combat.
connections to two other regions called the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala. Research has shown that activity in these brain areas is disrupted in PTSD patients.
apanese men haven’t traditionally been caregivers. But for Masami Hayata, it’s a crucial part of raising his family.
Friedel Strasse 54 in Neukölln, Berlin. Locals have joined forces to enact laws against property owners’ attempts to renovate, modernise – and drive up rents.
True, technological progress can cause temporary unemployment. But a look at history will tell you that, unless we switch to another economic system, there is no reason to fear (or hope) that automation will put people out of work permanently.
Participants celebrate completing the “integration course” required of many immigrants to Germany
Health authorities in South Africa’s wealthiest province, Gauteng, have launched an investigation into the deaths of 37 people with chronic mental illness who died over a four-month period. The patients were part of a group of 1300 relocated from a mental health facility last December.
B.C. Judge Marion Buller (right), head of the inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women receives a basket containing victims’ stories from Elder Claudette Commanda at the Museum of History in Gatineau earlier this year.
Nurturing caregiving from a few consistent individuals helps to minimize the potential emotional and mental-health development issues that can arise from spending the early years of a child’s life in an institution.
At the twenty-fifth anniversary gathering of the Network of East-West Women, Gdańsk, Poland, June 2016.
The Pentagon gave a controversial UK PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda programme in Iraq, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal.
Union leaders are seeking urgent guarantees on pay and pensions of Sandwell social workers to avoid strike action.
A solar panel generates electricity for this home in Bangladesh.
Teachers participating in a one-day strike called by the CTU, April 1, 2016
The Canadian government is failing to protect women against human rights abuses by supporting and financing mining companies that are involved in discrimination, rape, and violence abroad, according to a new report submitted to the United Nations.