Call it Clintonism, to go along with Reaganism. Reaganism—tax cuts, deregulation, anti-unionism—has meant that the rich and affluent receive the lion’s share of disposable income. As president, Bill Clinton ratified Reaganism as a bipartisan consensus. As a former president, through the Clinton Global Initiative and other efforts, he has led the way in extending its logic from the economic to the moral sphere, the sphere of philanthropy, nonprofits, do-gooding, “service.” Now that the rich have all the cash, and raising taxes is considered unthinkable, we have no choice but to rely increasingly on the rich—whether individuals, institutions, or corporations—to do the things that governments should do, including funding higher education. (And we’re supposed to be grateful, to boot.)
Greece’s parliament. Greece is upfront that it cannot pay the debt. Pressure from the grassroots and international solidarity is still needed to ensure Greece rejects its creditors’ grip and says ‘we won’t pay’ – not because their debts are impossible, but because they are immoral.
George Osborne on the Andrew Marr Show, where he said he would be further cutting the benefits cap to £20,000 a year per household outside London.
“This is going to mean the transfer of millions of dollars each year from cheating employers to low-wage workers,” says James Bhandary-Alexander, a lawyer for New Haven Legal Assistance who represents victims of wage theft.
27-year-old Daboma Jack was spat at, racially insulted by a Maltese woman before being pinned to the ground and handcuffed by RIU officials. Maltese Association of Social Workers call on authorities to promote respect for human dignity and respect towards one another
A late-19th century postcard depicts Angolan laborers smoking cannabis in a water pipe.
Peter Froese, who was caught up in the 60’s scoop is now 53. He is applying to get his original adoption records that he hopes will illuminate why he was taken from his mother as a toddler. He is holding a picture frame containing a picture of his mother Mildrid Thomas taken in the late 1960’s and a photo of himself 18 months old with the Froese family taken May 1963.
I also went shopping with residents on SNAP and watched as they scoured the dairy aisles for any expiring items on sale. Filet mignon and lobster were nothing more than fantasies. Luxury would have been a fridge and stove so that they could use their SNAP benefits to cook nutritious meals.
In spite of their differing perceptions of the architecture of the totalitarian superstate and how it exercises power and control over its residents, George Orwell and Aldous Huxley shared a fundamental conviction. They both argued that the established democracies of the West were moving quickly toward a historical moment when they would willingly relinquish the noble promises and ideals of liberal democracy and enter that menacing space where totalitarianism perverts the modern ideals of justice, freedom and political emancipation.
This week, Dart commuters were disrupted by a naked man lying on the tracks. Kate Holmquist was on that train, and persuaded him to tell the story of his disrupted life.
These kids aren’t in a school lunch line. They’re in line at a US detention facility.
The WhiteFlowers’ Campaign is about restoring long lost dignity and respect back to people who had it taken from them when they were children who were in care or at boarding schools for their care and protection.
For the first time since 1932, India released on Friday a socio-economic and caste census, revealing the widespread poverty and grim living conditions in the country’s rural areas.
Rod Miller says he prefers to live in a tent in Edmonton’s river valley rather than a downtown homeless shelter.
A patient at Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam. Social workers, psychologists announce slowdowns, urge patients ignore new regulations.
A pedestrian walks through a street in Old San Juan as Puerto Rico’s economy continues to go downhill.
Although the figure has dropped from an all-time high of 42 000 in 2010, stakeholders have said it is still too high and threatens the delivery of top-notch services to the needy groups which include abused minors. “The social workers are on the frontline in dealing with vulnerability. They are the unsung heroes shouldering the burden,” Unicef’s country representative Reza Hossaini said during a Council of Social Workers (CSW) breakfast meeting.
University of Auckland Faculty of Education and Social Work researcher Dr Tenille Frank said at the end of the program parents reported significantly fewer child behaviour problems and increased use of positive parenting practices.
As of July 1st, a homeless person, child or youth born in the State of California can get a free certified birth certificate from the county of their birth. And as of January 1, 2016, a homeless person, child or youth will be able to get a free new or replacement California photo identification card from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
I’ve spent 26 years working in a sea of beige. Early dreams of becoming the next Henry Miller have long been drowned by a rote life within the confines of a 4×6 colorless cell, under the glare of harsh fluorescent lights and stale, recycled air, on the 9-5 corporate clock.
“Our job is to redistribute wealth back into the hands of working families.”
The prime minister is the most shameless practitioner of political mendacity – to be poor from now on will mean to be in need of correction, not cash.
One home-made banner in the 6/20 demonstration against austerity seemed to put into words the inarticulate howl of anguish of millions.
Victoria. It is more important than ever that we stand together to support and protect the sections of society that the new government will seek to disempower. Only if we are united, and proud of our profession and the work we do, can we make the difference that is required.
As many of Moynihan’s critics at the time recognized, focusing on African Americans’ behavior overlooked systemic racism. It labeled families that deviated from the patriarchal nuclear family model “pathological.” Moynihan, worried about the pernicious effects of “matriarchy,” even advocated taking jobs away from black women to give them to black men. His most concrete policy suggestion for providing employment to black men was to recruit more into the armed forces, then fighting a war in Vietnam—one kind of jobs program, deadly and highly unjust, that this country has proved willing to provide for African Americans and poor people.
The pioneer of psychiatry began as an advocate of the oppressed, documenting the effects of trauma on mental health. But he soon switched sides to justify the status quo, writes Susan Rosenthal.
War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war. When a war mentality takes over, it chooses the weapons and tactics for you. It limits the terms of debate before you even begin. It answers questions before they’re even asked.
n institution that claims concern for the future should not invest in racist and classist systems of incarceration and detention.
Sandy Johal uses a selfie stick to take a picture of herself in New York’s Times Square in January. Corporate propaganda has become so potent that many Americans are addicted. We must leave our isolated rooms. We must shut out these images. We must connect with those around us. It is only the communal that will save us. It is only the communal that will allow us to build a movement to resist. And it is only the communal that will sustain us through mutual aid as climate change and economic collapse increasingly dominate our future.
Amanda and her Cousin Amy”: Mary Ellen Mark photographed Amanda Marie Ellison, 9 (right), and Amy Minton Velasquez, 8, in Valdese, N.C., in 1990.
An assortment of edible marijuana products. Most edibles in a recent study inaccurately described the amount of THC on their labels.
College Chair Jo Cleary said the board had been advised that ‘merging with any other organisation is simply not an option’
Surveillance footage shows Dylann Roof entering the Emanuel AME Church on June 17, 2015.
Karey Cooper with three children from her first case as a social worker who were successfully adopted by a Grant County family. They are (from left) Jordan, Asia and Austin Beighle.
Cora Morgan, Manitoba’s First Nations family advocate, says she refuses to believe every one of the over 10,000 children in care across the province was apprehended due to maltreatment in their homes.
The University of Phoenix, losing profitability because of falling enrollments and high dropout rates, announced on Monday that it would eliminate most of its associate-degree programs, close even more of its physical campuses, and, for the first time, establish academic admissions requirements.
A key provision of the federal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, which paved the way for several federal anti-poverty programs, was aimed at empowering the poor and sidestepping black disenfranchisement in the south, according to Crystal Sanders, an assistant professor of history and African American studies. Sanders said that Title II of the act created the Community Action Program that would be operated with “maximum feasible participation” of the poor.
The Toronto-based charity funds travel costs and airfare for people trying to escape countries where it is illegal to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered.
A golfer hits a tee shot as African migrants sit atop a border fence during an attempt to cross into Spanish territories between Morocco and Spain. In 2005, in reaction to the large number of applicants for asylum, the government in Madrid, with the help of the EU, spent more than €30 million to construct a bulwark along the border.
The idea that public schools have “failed” and that private market solutions are the answer to this problem is the heart of a campaign promoted by rightwing foundations, particularly the Bradley Foundation, over the last 30 years.
State workers take down a Confederate flag on the grounds of the state Capitol in Montgomery, AL
An enterprise only qualifies as “socialist” once the distinction between employers and employees within it has been abolished.
The Council of Conservative Citizens Inc. is listed by the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit organization that promotes social welfare, also known as a 501(c)(4). Such groups pay no federal taxes, a form of government subsidy.
The computer brains inside autonomous vehicles will be fast enough to make life-or-death decisions. But should they? A bioethicist weighs in on a thorny problem of the dawning robot age.
But like Obama, such expressions of support mark a remarkable shift for Clinton, who opposed gay marriage for more than two decades as a first lady, a U.S. senator and a presidential candidate. Just three months ago, Clinton’s position was that while she personally supported gay marriage the issue was best left for individual states to decide – a policy stance held by most of the Republican presidential field. . . . She backed her husband’s Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, described marriage between a man and a woman as a “fundamental bedrock principle” in a 2004 Senate floor speech, and dodged the question when asked in 2007 whether she agreed with Gen. Peter Pace, then the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, that homosexuality was immoral.
Of course current polling suggests she should . . .
Gloria Paulson, 87, has been evicted from her residence in Murdoch Manor, and wonders if she will be living on the streets of Calgary.
‘You have to see your own inadequacies, and then rise above them – or bring them with you’ … Lemn Sissay.
Jennifer Rivers, mother of victim Tavin Price, 19, plans to be in court for every hearing in her son’s case, but don’t expect her to offer forgiveness or any redemptive speech.
Eric Hammond of Brooklyn was embraced by Mark Armstrong Peddigrew of Manhattan outside the Stonewall Inn after the ruling by the Supreme Court.
he Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) said social workers at North East Lincolnshire Council had handed the child to the father without fully communicating the situation to the mother, who was suffering from post-natal depression.
Warehouse of chemicals Mexican police investigators in 2012 look at drums of precursor chemicals for methamphetamine that were seized in Queretaro, Mexico. Over the last several years, the cartels have quietly swooped in to fill a void in the American drug market created by years of crackdowns that began more than a decade ago.
IFSW member The Association for Social Workers in Iceland has taken a stand to support better wages of social workers and all public professionals.
A social worker is faced with a fraught family scenario in Rebecca Gilman’s drama. From left, Sharon Small, Alexander Arnold and Rachel Redford in ‘Luna Gale’.
Prime minister David Cameron has announced the creation of a taskforce to overhaul children’s and social services.
Leadership????? Hillary Clinton didn’t refrain from supporting same-sex marriage for political reasons—before last year, she earnestly believed that marriage equality should be denied to gays and lesbians.
I wish I could tell the people in my audiences exactly who will benefit most from T.P.P. But anything this secretive, and this marked by corporate influence, leaves little room for doubt: It will not be America’s factory workers.
Anti-austerity protesters march in the streets of Dublin, Ireland, November 2012.
Shawnee: A disproportionate number of homeless youth broke with their families over the lack of acceptance of their sexual identity.
China’s policies and practices reflect a drive to inoculate its own students on these campuses against whatever liberal ideas they may encounter, and to indoctrinate Western visitors in a Chinese alternative to liberal democracy and, indeed, liberal education.
While in the Navy, Cavell (center, No. 27), then 19, volunteered for the military’s secret chemical testing program in exchange for two weeks’ vacation.
Resistance is crucial. Pass the word. Write, call, e-mail, visit or communicate with your senators by whatever means available. Alert friends and kin. With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan, the cat burglars of Congress are back — with yet another stealth attack on democracy.
Operation Woodrich will target the an area of the city, dubbed the Four Corners by beat cops, and is the culmination of months of intelligence work.
As funding is withdrawn from the college set up in the wake of Baby P to raise the standing of the profession, could the rival British Association of Social Workers transform itself into the body social workers need?
Bianca Green, center, with her friend Laday Somersall at the apartment complex in Charleston where Ms. Somersall lives with her two children.
The study, led by Social Work Professor Esther Calzada (above) and published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, examined the prevalence of internalizing behaviors including anxiety, depression, and somatization (when a person has physical symptoms but no physical cause can be found) in Mexican American and Dominican American children aged 4-6, and tested their association with parenting practices.
Multnomah County’s Central Library adds position to aid patrons with mental-health needs
Professor Ed Kane studies the dangerous risk-taking of giant banks. He sees the cultures of Wall Street and regulators coming together to turn taxpayers into victims of theft and great harm.
A significant proportion of those involved will not be bought off by public sector pay increases, income tax cuts or GDP growth figures. When the political class realises this it will have to confront a reality it has largely been denying: disillusionment in the Ireland they have created runs deep.
vial of methadone, one of two addiction treatment drugs currently barred from use by many prisons.
A special committee report has recommended that Los Angeles County shut down its Youth Welcome Center, above, which temporarily houses foster care children ages 12 and older.
In Vancouver, Canada, anyone who submits to a pseudo-medical examination can buy as much cannabis as they like. The city is home to a population of some 600,000 and at least 80 specialized stores for cannabis, such as Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture.
UNLV Social Work Professor Emeritus, Leroy H. Pelton – Hillary Clinton’s support for policies like welfare reform belie her claim to be a champion of children.
Chief Commissioner Emily Logan said: “The Commission welcomes the strong message in the Committee’s recommendations that austerity measures should be gradually phased out and revenues to public services restored to pre-crisis levels.”
David Cameron’s claim to have saved taxpayers £1.2bn by turning around the lives of almost 117,000 of the country’s most “troubled” families has been dismissed as “pure unadulterated fiction”.
Correctional Officer M. Jones, puts a test sample on an airport-style ion spectrometer that tests for illegal narcotics at Vacaville State Prison in Vacaville, Calif. In an effort to reduce the amount of inmates dying of drug overdoses, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is tightening its policies for searching visitors, inmates and employees. More than $8 million has been spent this year on drug-sniffing dogs, airport-style ion spectrometry devices and low-dose X-ray body scanners.