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kensingtonMetro | Torstar News Service

Toronto Popcorn Company is shown next to humble eatery The Jerk Spot in Kensington Market. University of Toronto Social Work Professor David Hulchanski has recently updated his groundbreaking income-disparity research, showing that polarization proceeds as Toronto’s middle-income communities vanish.

Posted in News on 01/29/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

AP226040022241-crop-1024x576Bill Moyers | JP Henry/Paducah Sun/AP

Clark Elementary School kindergartner Nora Henschel checks out at the end of the lunch line on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at her school in Paducah. The Southern Education Foundation found that 55 percent of Kentucky public school students qualify for free and reduced lunch.

Posted in News on 01/29/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

koreaelderpoorChannelNewsAsia | K Jae-Hwan/AP

Elderly residents standing outside their homes in Guryong, a shanty town near South Korea’s Gangnam district of Seoul.

Posted in News on 01/29/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Sally Holland said she would build on the ‘excellent work’ of the first two children’s commissioners

Posted in News on 01/28/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

silversProPublica | S Platt/Gett Images

A Democrat betraying the working class? I’m shocked. Simply shocked.

Posted in News on 01/28/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

Screen_Shot_2015-01-23_at_2.40.00_PM_850_611In These Times | aisletwentytwo/Flickr

Middle-and low-income Americans are facing far higher state and local tax rates than the wealthy. In all, a comprehensive analysis by the nonpartisan Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy finds that the poorest 20 percent of households pay on average more than twice the effective state and local tax rate (10.9 percent) as the richest 1 percent of taxpayers (5.4 percent).

Posted in News on 01/28/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

2015_0126trade_truthout | AFGE

Labor organizations rallied in opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade deal in Washington, DC, May 7, 2014.

Posted in News on 01/28/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

150125-holocaust-survivors-berta1_37ab9776ad7b802edecea0e7173d3bde.nbcnews-ux-760-520NBC | D Copeland

Holocaust survivor Berta Sporan, 95, holds a picture of herself taken at age 18.

Posted in News on 01/28/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

A natural gas well is drilled near Canton, in Bradford County, PennsylvaniaThe Conversation US | Reuters

A natural gas well in Bradford County, PA.

Posted in News on 01/28/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

16206073456_193f6d83f8_zIn These Times | T Ehrmann/Flickr

Big business and centrist and right-wing parties throughout the world have called Syriza “dangerous.” Well, maybe it’s time to get dangerous.

Posted in News on 01/28/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

dt.common.streams.StreamServerYakima-Herald | P Gannaway/Washington Post

Army veteran Katie Weber is a survivor of military sexual trauma who now spends most of her time doing MST advocacy. She smokes a cigarette outside her house in Santa Rosa, California

Posted in News on 01/27/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

IMG_1224.sm_Legal Services picket (1)Socialist Worker | B Sullivan

Posted in News on 01/27/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

20150126_lasttobefedMSNBC | J Trotter

Some of the last people to receive food from the crew in the Coalition for the Homeless van before they had to get off the streets of Manhattan because of the state of emergency declared by New York mayor Bill De Blasio ahead of the approaching blizzard.

Posted in News on 01/27/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

m]t0000CBS | L Vizzutti/AP

Jennifer Blaz, 34, center, sits with her parents, Tami Windham, 54, left, and Mike Windham, 54, in district court during the sentencing of Matthew Blaz, 33, in Butte, Mont. Mattisyn Blaz, a 2-month-old, died when her father spiked her “like a football,” in the words of a prosecutor.

Posted in News on 01/27/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

0125-bks-GONNERMAN-master675NY Times | M Dorfman

Leovy describes neighborhoods steeped in pain: A mother, dressed in a baggy T‑shirt adorned with her murdered son’s picture, spends all day indoors, too terrified to step outside; the brother of a homicide victim purposely meanders through violent streets in the hopes that he too will meet the same fate; grieving parents all wear the same haunted expression, the empty stare that one police chaplain calls “homicide eyes.”

Posted in News on 01/27/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

B9315963172Z.1_20150123210102_000_GDA9OPJTI.1-0Detroit Free Press

The bars of soap are wrapped in labels that feature the National Human Trafficking Hotline Number (888-373-7888). The wrapper asks: “Are you being forced to do anything you do not want to do?”

Posted in News on 01/27/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 01/27/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

23pain-1421961899615-master675NY Times | T Talbot/AP

Opioids like OxyContin pills are the single largest cause of overdose fatalities in the nation.

Posted in News on 01/26/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

ma-latLA Times | G friedman

Mariachi Plaza in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.”We’ve already lost Echo Park, Silver Lake, downtown and now we’re being squeezed out by prices,” said Adriana Alvarez, a psychiatric social worker who grew up in the neighborhood. “We want our paleteros [ice cream vendors] and our taco stands. We don’t need glitter and glamour. That’s what this looks like — arrogance and colonization.”

Posted in News on 01/26/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 01/26/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

nytempathyoooNY Times | Yamhill-Carlton High School

Kevin Green, left, and Nicholas Kristof in 1977. So, Kevin Green, R.I.P. You were a good man — hardworking and always on the lookout for someone to help — yet you were overturned by riptides of inequality. Those who would judge you don’t have a clue. They could use a dose of your own empathy.

Posted in News on 01/26/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Delilah Blanks, who established the Department of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, has committed her life to social justice.

Posted in News on 01/26/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

MUNThe Telegram | MUNSSW

Embrace the voices in your head and learn how to live with them is the approach behind the Hearing Voices Network-Atlantic Canada, which has recently been set up in St. John’s and Moncton as pilot projects. The facilitator is Brenda LeFrançois, Associate Professor with Memorial University’s School of Social Work and Faculty of Medicine.

Posted in News on 01/26/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

0,,16311021_303,00Deutsche Welle | picture-alliance/dpa

More than three million Germans can barely make ends meet despite being in work, according to a German newspaper. Growing numbers of struggling workers are cutting back on heating and food.

Posted in News on 01/26/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

povdublenIrish Times

A boy begging in an alleyway in Dublin – the worst poverty rates were felt by lone parents, the unemployed, those out of work and children.

Posted in News on 01/25/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

asklarry_1-1024x663PBS | P Powietrzynski/Getty Images

So here we have Marianna LaCanfora, ​a ​Social Security policymaker, and not actual statute, telling us that the conversion is not optional. But it seems some other Social Security bureaucrat – the one who wrote the original version of the POMS – felt otherwise. ​

Posted in News on 01/25/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Tent city, a makeshift community for the homeless at Iron Avenue and First Street, is becoming a growing problem in downtown Albuquerque.

Posted in News on 01/25/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

27966aCatholic Sentinel | Catholic News Service

University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., seen Jan. 21, is readied for Super Bowl XLIX, the Feb. 1 match between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Catholic Charities of Arizona is preparing to serve an increased number of sex-trafficking victims arrested by local police in the days surrounding Super Bowl Sunday.

Posted in News on 01/25/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

dorling4Red Pepper

“What we need is a slow revolution. The 1 per cent cannot control itself. It is easy to blame its members, but blaming them may exonerate others who, while not having been so greedy themselves, could have acted and could still act to curtail the greed of others. To gain entry into the 1 per cent often requires a certain lack of self-restraint. It is up to the rest of us to control these people – for their own good as well as ours. We can document their greed, the size of their yachts, the frequency with which they fly and the pollution caused by all the expensive vehicles they use to move around as fast as they can; but documentation is not enough. This stupidity needs to be halted.”

Posted in News on 01/25/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

LSU Faculty SenateThe Daily REveille

Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope (above). Proponents of the resolution — including its original author, social work associate professor Elaine Maccio — said it was not a matter of preventing the rally to take place but rather expressing the Senate’s view against it.

Posted in News on 01/25/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

0,,18210183_303,00Deutsche Welle | S Zeitz/Imago

Holocaust survivor Jack Mandelbaum (left) in Berlin

Posted in News on 01/25/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

sxismdeDeutsche Welle

Casual sexism has become a hidden part of German culture, says DW’s Kate Brady. She takes a look at the country’s stereotyped gender roles – from Mummy Merkel, to glib dirndl comments, and even gender-specific sausages.

Posted in News on 01/24/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

cops_postDowntown Devil

Michelle Carney, the Director of the college’s School of Social Work, said the students have been serving the public and working on solving community issues for years, and the new name only clarifies that.

Posted in News on 01/24/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

25mag-25guru.t_CA1-master675NY Times | P Yang

Bat Sheva Marcus, MSW, with some of her office supplies at the Medical Center for Female Sexuality.

Posted in News on 01/24/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

dt.common.streams.StreamServerSeattle Times | EM Banner

Almeisha Robinson participated in Treehouse’s Graduation Success program and is now in colle

Posted in News on 01/24/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

Stop HS2 Protesters Rally at Parliament before Commons DebateGuardian | P Marshall/Demotix/Corbis

Protests against HS2 in Westminster last year. Will the UK’s planned high-speed rail link really rebalance economic growth, or just increase the domination of London?

Posted in News on 01/24/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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The proposals for social work are part of council-wide budget plans to be debated next month

Posted in News on 01/24/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

imagedaycentreTottenham & Wood Green Journal

Marianne Swannell, one of the National Autistic Society’s vice presidents said: “The massive cuts to the social care budget must be halted. These cuts would affect the most vulnerable adults in the borough, including those with autism, learning difficulties, and serious mental health issues. Cuts to care packages of people living with long-term health needs, cuts to social workers and closure of three of the four existing adult day centres [are] included in the proposed cuts.”

Posted in News on 01/24/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

meeting-on-missing-and-murdered-aboriginal-womenCBC | K Fitzpatrick

Monica Goulet of the Saskatoon Police Service speaks. The gathering was organized by social workers and social work students — who formed a social justice committee last summer.

Posted in News on 01/23/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

adorval-aopilon11418088650_wide-66617e08d98973ff3977c1680150c066cb8e53f2-s800-c85NPR | S Laverdière/Roadside Attractions

Anne Dorval and Antoine Olivier Pilon in Mommy.

Posted in News on 01/23/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

10750196StarPhoenix | G Waldner

A group of social workers held a panel talk in Saskatoon to discuss ways people can help the families of murdered and missing indigenous women. Jessica Fisher (above) was one of the organizers.

Posted in News on 01/23/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

abstract-person-580x386National Council for Behavioral Health

Posted in News on 01/23/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

NEEDIEST-master675NYTimes | K Luce

Gordon Raymond is pursuing an associate degree in human services, with ambitions to earn a bachelor’s degree in social work.

Posted in News on 01/23/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

2015.1.20.Hartmann.maintruthout | T Wages/Armosa Studios

Thom Hartmann. During the past year, we’ve continued to see how our politicians are bought off by Big Oil tycoons, Wall Street billionaires and giant transnational corporations.

Posted in News on 01/23/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

ie--swIrish Times

The average length of time for processing supplementary welfare allowance payments is 20 weeks, which is described in the report as “unacceptable”. It found that there was a high level of incorrect refusals made on applications for payments.

Posted in News on 01/23/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

Business women's legs among men in suitsGuardian | J Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Rather than boardroom quotas and shortlists, women should be speaking out about the millions of low-paid females propping up the service economy.

Posted in News on 01/22/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

The Oregonian

Elle L. Weatheroy has a bachelor’s of science degree in human development and family studies from Oregon State University, and a master’s degree in social work from Portland State University.

Posted in News on 01/22/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

Sue_PearlmutterRhode Island Public Radio | I Donnis

Sue Pearlmutter, Dean of the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College, testifies in the House Education and Welfare Committee.

Posted in News on 01/22/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

perl_486089057_10.web_600_418In These Times | T Katopodis/Getty Images

Rahm Emanuel shakes hands with Rick Osterloh, president of Motorola Mobility, at the opening of the company’s headquarters in Chicago.

Posted in News on 01/22/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

David Cameron Bono at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, SwitzerlandGuardian | M Euler/AP

David Cameron and Bono at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Posted in News on 01/22/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

20JPDIRE-sfSpanNYTimes | K Szymczak

Mr. Medalie said, “I don’t want any church, the government, any doctor or hospital or even any member of my family to contradict what I want for my death.”

Posted in News on 01/22/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

americanpsycho2New Statesman

Christian Bale in the 2000 film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s novel “American Psycho”.

Posted in News on 01/22/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 01/21/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

image-20150119-14479-1hg1l1h (1)The Conversation UK | Wikimedia/Kulture Online

Adolf Wölfli drawing from 1926: a prolific artist.

Posted in News on 01/21/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

ap964203998459_wide-3b08e4e3813325c83f60abbf99f24e400e8e1cff-s800-c85 (1)NPR | D Goldman/AP

The Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act allocates grant money to states, which are supposed to protect young offenders and make sure they’re not housed with adult criminals. Whistleblowers say they’ve spent years flagging problems with the programs.

Posted in News on 01/21/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

18mag-18lede.t_CA1-articleLargeNY Times | J Jaén

“A safe city means business thrives,” NYPD Chief Bratton told the assembled business leaders, as they erupted into applause. Of what does that mean if the biggest criminals come from business?

Posted in News on 01/21/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

3jobsnprNPR

In 2009 Ed Neufeldt was an unemployed RV worker who introduced President Obama at an event in Elkhart Indiana. Today he works three part time jobs. If he was the face of the recession back then, today he’s the face of a recovery that left some people behind.

Posted in News on 01/21/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

family-on-balcony-640x424Welfare Weekly | NEFATRON/photopin cc

Veteran Labour MP Michael Meacher has accused the Conservatives of introducing welfare reforms designed to prevent the poor from ‘breeding’.

Posted in News on 01/21/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

dandglogorgbBBC | dryfesdalelodge.org.uk

Posted in News on 01/20/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

bikieauThe Conversation AU | D Peled/AAP

A spate of shootings and public brawls prompted a Queensland government crackdown on bikie gangs – but there is much more to the state’s falling crime rates than just getting bikies off the streets.

Posted in News on 01/20/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

42e2d19a-3b8c-4b88-b64c-79e4829d9f9b-620x372Guardian | stone/Getty Images

Posted in News on 01/20/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

B99236334Z.1_20150120091546_000_GMRE5NI4.1-0Detroit News | P Sancya/AP

Gov. Snyder

Posted in News on 01/20/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

kp-strike_wide-cb34679c7aebfd32cb852bbf7690543a314070a2-s800-c85NPR | J Sullivan/Getty Images

A Kaiser mental health worker with the National Union of Healthcare Workers looks through a pile of signs Monday during day one of a week-long demonstration outside of a Kaiser Permanente hospital in San Francisco.

Posted in News on 01/20/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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The panel identified several barriers to implementing evidence-based, patient-centered care.

Posted in News on 01/20/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

image-20150109-23810-1i1cl89The Converation | T Ehrmann/CC BY

Stéphane Charbonnier (Charb) lost his life in the Paris shooting.

Posted in News on 01/20/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

18mean-articleLargeNY Times | J Negron

Posted in News on 01/19/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

tlibrThe Blade

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (above). Some libraries across the country are pioneering ways to help patrons resolve urgent problems, aside from their traditional roles. These community hubs are assisting with homelessness and mental health and physical ailments. They regularly host social work agencies and employ in-house professionals to provide basic care.

Posted in News on 01/19/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

cmdcWashington Post | E Hockstein
Lamar Smith is a housing-stability case manager with the Community of Hope. His clients are among D.C.’s most vulnerable.

Posted in News on 01/19/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

martin-luther-king-jrTime | Getty Images

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted in News on 01/19/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

plife-srSocialist Review

In the first part of a two-part series, Canadian socialist Susan Rosenthal takes apart the liberal notion of personal choices and shows how profoundly capitalism shapes our private lives.

Posted in News on 01/19/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

572898_639153-20150109_SchizophrenPortland Press Herald | J Patriquin

Dr. William McFarlane, a Maine Medical Center psychiatrist who created the PIER system, spends much of his time traveling around the U.S., teaching others how to implement the model. “This is very much a Maine product. It’s being used all over the country,” he said.

Posted in News on 01/19/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

7e074420-86ee-43fd-827e-1f4ee42c4e4c-620x372Guardian | Alamy

Recent revelations by the older people’s commissioner for Wales about poor standards of patient care in Welsh care homes must be heeded by all those involved in the delivery of care home services, including those across the border in England.

Posted in News on 01/18/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

2015_0117policetruthout | R Stolarik/NYTimes

Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association speaks to reporters after leaving a meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio in New York, Dec. 30, 2014. The gathering was the most significant test yet of a bid to defuse the animosity between police officers and de Blasio — one that exploded after two officers were shot dead more than a week ago.

Posted in News on 01/18/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 01/18/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

54b95ed012def.imageThe Torch | C Nixon

August Hatter, a social work major at Valparaiso University (third from left), used her experiences to make a plan to help others as the President and founder of A Will for Welfare.

Posted in News on 01/18/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

13MARI-articleLargeNY Times | MR Williams

Joe Good, a sales representative for JuJu Joints, at a lounge in Seattle showing how the product, a disposable electronic vapor marijuana cigarette, works. A JuJu Joint is disposable and comes filled with 150 hits. There is no smoke and no smell.

Posted in News on 01/18/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

disabled-children-640x424Welfare Weekly | H Soukup via photopin cc

The findings expose the extent to which parents of disabled children value the opportunity to work but face a lack of flexibility in the jobs market, with 77% struggling to find a job with the right number of hours. 87% said finding a job with a flexible work pattern was a major barrier.

Posted in News on 01/18/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Bobby Owen: ‘My family support role is varied and flexible, depending on need.’

Posted in News on 01/18/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

KimMraqisisFamily7_CROPPRI | K Cloete

The Mraqisa family, from left, Lindela, son Bukho, daughter Ongeziwe and Nosicelo stands outside their home in Gugulethu Townshi

Posted in News on 01/18/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

Truus PostmaThe Conversation | Nationaal Archief, CC BY-SA

In 1971, such debate was focused almost solely upon the Netherlands when a rural physician called Truus Postma (above in 1973) facilitated the death of her severely handicapped mother, Margina van Boven-Grevelink, following her repeated, explicit requests for euthanasia.

Posted in News on 01/17/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

terry-boydColumbus Dispatch

Terry Boyd Boyd was born and raised in Cleveland and received a bachelor’s degree from Defiance College. He earned a doctorate in social work from Ohio State University.

Posted in News on 01/17/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

IMG_0338KUOW | J Ryan

A homeless camp beneath an Interstate 5 off-ramp in Seattle’s SODO district.

Posted in News on 01/17/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

5172631566_7f777f5413_zIn These Times | DX O’Neil / Flickr

Executives at firms managing Chicago pension money have made more than $600,000 in donations to the mayor, despite a city ordinance—and an executive order by Emanuel himself—restricting contributions from city contractors.

Posted in News on 01/17/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 01/17/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

Was8869664Washington Post | M Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Three-year-old Saria Amaya waits with her mother after receiving shoes and school supplies during a charity event in October to help more than 4,000 underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. Children from low-income families now make up a majority of public school students in the nation, according to a new report.

Posted in News on 01/17/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

image-20150115-5198-n00i3jThe Conversation | Alvaro, CC BY-SA

Solidarity from Paris.

Posted in News on 01/17/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Nearly 42 percent of U.S. adults who drink also report using medications known to interact with alcohol, based on a study from the National Institutes of Health. Among those over 65 years of age who drink alcohol, nearly 78 percent report using alcohol-interactive medications.

Posted in News on 01/17/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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A drawing of Sevval Kilic by Mine Bethet

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11COUCH-blog480NY Times | A Vairo

Posted in News on 01/16/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Associate Professor Christine Neville, Acting Head of the new School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Posted in News on 01/16/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

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Julianne Moore

Posted in News on 01/16/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

Protests Continue in New York After Grand Jury Decision on Eric Garner's caseRolling Stone | C Ozdel/Getty

Hundreds of protestors gather at Foley Square in New York City on December 4th, 2014.

Posted in News on 01/16/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

2015_0112us_truthout | Shutterstock/Edited JR/TO

Wherever I travel, the questions follow, suggesting that the United States, if not exactly crazy, is decidedly a danger to itself and others. It’s past time to wake up, America, and look around. There’s another world out here, an old and friendly one across the ocean, and it’s full of good ideas, tried and true.

Posted in News on 01/16/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

Tony-Perkins-638x434ThinkProgress | JL Magana

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, one of several anti-gay leaders planning to rally in support of a fire chief dismissed for his hostility towards LGBT people.

Posted in News on 01/16/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

housingposter1401articleLondon Evening Standard

Posted in News on 01/16/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

mouthCommunity Care | A Vargas/flickr

Social workers fear repercussions for speaking out. Over half of social workers have witnessed dangerous systems in their workplace, yet less than 15% feel they would be supported if they raised concerns, according to Community Care’s whistle-blowing survey.

Posted in News on 01/16/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

461123962New Statesman | Getty

MEPs must put pressure on the world to commit to ending extreme poverty.

Posted in News on 01/16/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

chairjpJapan Times | LifeLink/Kyodo

At least 70 people kill themselves every day in Japan. These chairs are for relatives at a discussion session in 2013.

Posted in News on 01/15/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

pg-4-world-poverty-1-epaIndependent

Almost one billion more people face a life of extreme poverty if world leaders duck key decisions on inequality and climate change at two critical summits this year, according to a campaign launched today.

Posted in News on 01/15/2015 | Link to this post on IFP

Kaiser-Workers-Strike-638x461ThinkProgress | AP/D Dovarganes

Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals and family members rally outside the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

Posted in News on 01/15/2015 | Link to this post on IFP