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Lancashire Post

A former soldier who spent more than a quarter of a century in the British Army has swapped the frontline for a first class degree from the University of Central Lancashire.

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LocalGov

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PNS | Tech BakBak

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NY Times | T Wright

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truthdig | Drongowski

EPI’s report is just the latest on an ever-expanding list of analyses documenting America’s staggering income inequality, which is the worst in the industrialized world.

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Mother Jones | E Richards

PTSD, McHenry, Illinois, 2014

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NIH | NIAAA

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Deutsche Welle | B Ratner/Reuters

As the world’s top HIV experts head to Paris for an International AIDS Society meeting, word is we’re still playing catch-up with the virus. And if resistance to antiretroviral drugs grows, things will only get worse.

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Evening Echo | S Coomey

SUPPORTIVE: Finbarr Lordan of Bandon Vale, Denis O’Regan of Insideout, Tom Mcleary from Bandon Mens Shed.

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NY Times | P Chappatte

The Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner died last Thursday. He was 61.

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Washington Post | S Rice

Jonathan Shenkin, right, a pediatric dentist, at his office in Augusta, Maine.

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Guardian

Members of the Casa del Abuelo, Cuba.

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Joblanda | MSF

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Truthdig | Mr. Fish

Debs came to the conclusion that no strike or labor movement could ultimately be successful as long as the government was controlled by the capitalist class. Any advances made by an organized working class would be reversed once the capitalists regained absolute power, often by temporarily mollifying workers with a few reforms. Working men and women had to achieve political power, a goal of Britain’s Labour Party for workers at the time, or they would forever be at the mercy of the bosses.

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Independent | Getty

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NY Times | A Wang

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NY Times | Getty

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Truthdig | G Skidmore

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, pictured at a conservative summit in 2010, has been vehemently opposed to federal programs involving contraception.

Posted in News on 07/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

World Socialist Web Site | Mirror

The most striking feature of the response from survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and by local residents is the near universal understanding that this was a crime committed by the ruling class against the working clas

Posted in News on 07/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Guardian | J Giddens/PA

The number of inquiries to the NSPCC helpline referred on to police and social services has increased by 40%.

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Out | M Schiefelbein/AP

“Professional censors” will be removing depictions of “abnormal sexual behaviors.”

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NY Times | M Uong

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Red Pepper | HH Pai

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The Conversation | Wenceslaus Hollar/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The math is pretty simple: The greater the ratio of pedestrians who want to give to pedestrians who don’t, the smaller this problem is. That gave rise to our core idea about what it takes to regulate panhandling intelligently. That is: Encourage what we call “successful panhandling,” which brings together willing donors and willing solicitors; and discourage “unsuccessful panhandling,” which targets people who don’t even want to see solicitations, let alone give money to someone asking for help on the sidewalk. What’s wrong with most anti-panhandling ordinances is that they try to ban or discourage both kinds instead of promoting the former and discouraging the latter.

Posted in News on 07/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Science Daily | Alpha Dog ADA Signs

Two queueing theorists investigated why queues at restrooms are invariably longer for ladies than for men. Time and time again. What are the main causes for this disparity?

Posted in News on 07/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Conversation

“Bad work” (insecure, exploitative and controlling), the review says, has wider economic and social impacts. It erodes the health and well-being of workers. It also holds back productivity – the amount workers produce per hour – and makes the economy in general less productive. Resolving bad work is therefore seen as key to overcoming the UK’s productivity deficit and as a vital ingredient in building a more cohesive and participatory society.

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Guardian | E Barron

“You’re going to feel like you’re drowning and if you’re not then you’re doing it wrong.” That’s what my tutor says to her undergraduates at the beginning of their degree.

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BASW

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The Conversation | EPA/Liu Xia handout

Liu Xiaobo, 1955-2017. For three decades, Liu persistently fought for a freer China, throwing himself into a human rights struggle in which he and Liu Xia suffer and sacrifice their freedom for the freedom of others. Viewed from afar, it may be hard to comprehend how a frail human being like Liu who only used his pen to write articles and collect signatures for open letters could attract so much cruelty from the Chinese regime – a regime on which the West now depends to lead the fight against global warming and promote global free trade.

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The Press & Journal

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The Guardian

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KHN | E Bass

Singleton in her salon.

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In These Times | S Loeb//AFP/Getty

Trump is putting the NLRB in the position to undo a number of important Obama-era labor decisions. His NLRB could potentially reverse rulings that made it easier for small groups of workers to unionize, established grad students as employees, put charter school employees under NLRB jurisdiction, and held parent companies jointly liable for with franchise operators who break labor laws.

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Guardian | D Cheskin

There is concern that student debt deters more mature students, those who are less affluent and people with lived experience from taking a degree.

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Dissent | M Adams

Rally to save the ACA, Los Angeles, March 2017

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Deutsche Welle

Bremen’s center sees regular demonstrations against unemployment.

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Sunderland Echo

Sunderland Civic Centre

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El Diario | M Lombard

The failures of these therapies, according to James I. Martin , associate dean and director for academic affairs at New York University’s School of Social Work, is because there is no scientific evidence to show that one can change one’s sexual orientation. The expert on LGBT community issues indicated that all medical professional organizations agree that this practice is not efficient, and that in fact can cause psychological damage especially in minors. | above: Mathew Shurka, 29 after 5 years of conversion therapy. He has become an activist to criminalize practice.

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PostBulletin | AP

Po Too, a native of Myanmar, is study social work at Winona State University

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UB News Center

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NY Times | B Muller

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NPR | A Wang

“Having someone to talk to about your children is essential for maintaining positive parent-child relationships,” says Dr. Melissa Lippold, an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and lead author of the study.

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Rivard Report | R garza

Karyna and her son, Zion, play with toys in the play therapy room.

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Guardian | M Evans/AP

‘The availability of Naloxone is slowly wending its way through the drug policy jungle.’

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thejournal.ie | Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Witness Clair Tobin arrives at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle.

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A Cobbert | Daily Mississippian

A Nissan worker on the March on Mississippi

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MTSU Sidelines | MTSUNews

MTSU Social Work Department Chair Michael Sherr (above) and his graduate assistant Jackie Jones presented the findings of a study, titled “Conceptual Master Plan.”

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Dissent | G Miller/EPA/National Archives

“Municipal dump reaches almost to the doorstep of ‘Coop City,’” Bronx, 1973

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Jacobin | USAID

Behind the heartwarming photo ops, USAID’s projects in El Salvador are stealthily advancing the interests of the Salvadoran corporate class.

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New Statesman | Getty

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Health Affairs

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NY Times | O Munday

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Science Daily | Yo-El Ju

Shown are brain waves during slow-wave sleep, measured as a study participant slept.

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Smock Alley Theatre

et in the 19th Century, Disorder Contained examines the effects on mental health of the Separate System, which strictly prohibited the convicts contact with his fellow prisoners, enforced total silence and compelled him to reflect upon his past misdeeds, in order to repent and reform. His only form of contact was with prison staff: warders, school teachers, chaplains and doctors.

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Deutsche Welle

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The Nation | E  Fountain/Reuters
Watson and Joseph embrace outside of the New Orleans Superdome.

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Common Dreams | M Wilson/Getty

Long-time Chinese activist believes his first arrest was because the facility was a supplier for Ivanka Trump’s fashion line

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WKAR | S Pohl

Amanda Bernés is one of seven candidates running for Lansing’s 4th ward city council seat.

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Washington Post | Local Roots

The inside of one of Local Roots’ shipping container farms.

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JJIE | S.O.U.L Sisters Leadership Collective

Members of the Miami Youth Leadership Board of S.O.U.L Sisters Leadership Collective go kayaking during a board retreat in June. The organization works to counter bias against black girls and transform girls into leaders to challenge inequality.

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New Statesman | Getty

The The camp was demolished, but hundreds are still clinging on in the hope of a better life.

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The Herald

Woodland View, Irvine

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Santa Fe Reporter | Stevens-Bollen

Urban Native Americans in Santa Fe hurt by federal funding for Indian health care are demanding reform

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Journal Gazette | IUPUI

Addicts cannot properly care for their children, so issues spill over to the child welfare system as well, said Michael Patchner (above), Dean of IUPUI School of Social Work.

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In These Times | T Williams/CQ Roll Call

Faced with a choice between socialism and barbarism, defenders of the center are devolving into sad fan fictions about Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel forming a Justice League animated by colorful socks and a zeal for free-trade policies. After years of infantilizing the left as unrealistic dreamers, a substratum of pollsters, washed-up politicians and media personalities are clinging on to the idea that a few telegenic heads of state and an elusive silver bullet from the FBI’s Russia investigation will bring Trump and the rising far-right tide he represents crumbling down. There’s another problem with this kind of magical thinking, beyond it being manifestly out of touch with political reality: It might get us all killed.

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WDAM

Kathryn Rehner is project director for the Mississippi Health Access Collaborative

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NY Magazine

Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.

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Science Daily | BIDMC

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Seattle Times | E Thompson/AP

“Washington has among the most regressive tax systems in the United States,” the legislation states, citing research by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. In 2015, Washington households with incomes below $21,000 paid 16.8 percent of their income in state and local taxes, on average, while households with income above $500,000 paid only 2.4 percent, according to the organization.

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NY Times | M Makela

Michael was the second person to move into the John C. Anderson Apartments, an affordable senior housing development in Philadelphia that is “L.G.B.T. friendly.”

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Science Daily | AGS

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stuff.co.nz | C Sivignon

Researcher Dr Catherine Cook, left, and Age Concern Nelson Tasman manager Sue Tilby in Nelson before the start of a June seminar for rest home managers on intimacy and sexuality in residential aged care.

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NY Times

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Deutsche Welle

Cologne Pride is the largest annual LGBT demonstration in Europe in which around 85 floats, and many groups on foot, take part. Participants demonstrate for social acceptance and equal rights for LGBT people.

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SF Chronicle | P Chinn

The main entrance of the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento is seen on Auburn Boulevard in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, July 7, 2017. For the past year and a half, in violation of state health and safety laws, hundreds of children awaiting foster care placement in Sacramento County have had to sleep in the lobby of the county child welfare system’s central intake office here, or in an adjacent pair of “Comfort Rooms,” often in cots, fold-up mats and air mattresses.

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In These Times | C Court/Getty

The systematic dismantling of the state through privatization, deregulation and corporate tax cuts has left behind a starkly unequal society that is mired in wage stagnation and a social housing crisis. Public protections have been emaciated by years of budget restraint following the 2008 financial crisis.

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truthout

“Fighting for Our Lives: The Movement for Medicare for All.” In this ongoing series, we’ll cover the front lines of the campaign for single payer, the history behind it, its practical implications, its intersections with other movements, and the millions upon millions of lives it will affect.

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J Herskovitz | Reuters

Members of the University of Texas of the Guns Free UT group that includes faculty and staff protest against a state law that allows for guns in classrooms at college campuses, in Austin, Texas.

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NY Times | O Andersen/AFP/Getty

A man in front of a poster of Liu Xiaobo at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo in 2010.

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The Conversation | Pexels

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World Socialist Web Site | The Telegraph

Three weeks after the Grenfell Tower inferno in west London, the initial shock and horror at the huge loss of life has given way to seething anger. The intervening period has only underscored the ruling elite’s callous contempt for the traumatised survivors of the fire and the working class as a whole.

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KPBS | K Arciaga

Agnes Cole (right), a caseworker with Father Joe’s Villages, shakes hands with Charles, who was homeless until Cole helped place him into permanent housing.

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Health Affairs

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Science Daily | J Grabmeier

It takes just a few seconds to choose a cookie over an apple and wreck your diet for the day.

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Irish Times | G Chaney/C Dublin

HSE social work team leader Keara McGlone arriving at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle.

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CBC | E Kennedy

John Nui, band chief in Natuashish, and Anastasia Qupee, Innu Nation Grand Chief, talked Thursday about their hopes for the inquiry.

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The Guardian | P Nichols/Reuters

Children who show signs of low academic ability at the age of five, but who come from high-income families, are 35% more likely to become high earners than those who show signs of high ability but come from poorer families, said Justine Greening.

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Science Daily | Alecia Carter

A male baboon displaying his canines.

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vtdigger | G Russell/Burlington Free Press

Jody Herring confers with her attorney David Sleigh in court in Barre on Thursday. Herring pleaded guilty to murdering four people in August 2015.

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KHN

In the first two months of this year, for instance, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services fined 10 Medicare Advantage health plans a total of more than $4.1 million for alleged misconduct that “delayed or denied access” to covered benefits, mostly prescription drugs.

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thestar | Pascal family

One of the Pikangikum First Nation children who took their life in the last week was 12-year-old Mikaia.

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The Guardian | S Thibault

The strike by cleaners at four hospitals speaks to their plight, and the terrible cost of outsourcing

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Science Daily | Salk Institute

Illustration represents how plants use the same rules to grow under widely different conditions (for example, cloudy versus sunny), and that the density of branches in space follows a Gaussian (‘bell curve’) distribution, which is also true of neuronal branches in the brain.

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JSTOR Daily | Wikimedia

Amélie Mauresmo at Brisbane in 2009

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North West Star

Director of Social Work at the NWHHS, Linda Ford, has accepted a position on the Australian Association of Social Workers.

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The Conversation | Z Minor/Unsplash

Existential suffering refers to an individual experiencing a lack of meaning or sense of purposelessness in life. Such sentiments bring feelings of weariness, numbness, futility, anxiety, hopelessness and loss of control, which may lead a dying patient to express a desire for death.

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truthdig | ep_jhu

Police have shot and killed 492 people in the first six months of the year…. According to the Post’s database, which began in 2015 following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, 992 people were killed by law enforcement officers in 2015 and 963 were killed in 2016.

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Guardian | C Furlong/Getty

North-south divide reveals discrepancies in the way local authorities and judges address care proceedings

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Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter

There are still question marks hanging over the social work department building in Church Street

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