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Guernica | B Kruger

“Untitled (Your body is a battleground)” 1989.

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Science Daily | Michigan Medicine

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The Conversation | HA deKlerk/Wikimedia Commons

Morphine – effective but dangerous.

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University World News | K Ozer/AP/Guardian

Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. On 7 February 2017, 330 academics, including myself, were dismissed from public service. During peaceful protest against this action, professors were beaten and dragged along the ground by police officers. The police officers, who are around 20 years old and whose education background is unknown, not only physically beat academics – including veteran professors – but humiliated them.

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truthout | T Hawk

Tax avoidance by the wealthiest Americans is drying up our heartland communities and squelching opportunities for our young people.

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truthout | M Meurer

Each group of speakers at the Open Labs fora on “Cities that Learn” in Mexico City explained their unique methodology and shared success stories for political organizing.

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ProPublica | DD Delgado

She liked the officer who took her statement, she said, because it felt like he believed her. The officer took photos: a bleeding ear; a swollen jaw; broken glasses. Then the officer told Dilawar she was under arrest, along with her husband.

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NY Times | C Couceiro

In a world as unmannerly as this one, how is it best to speak?

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Philadelphia Sun

The Kenney administration announced that Amber Hikes (above) will take the helm of the Office of LGBT Affairs as Executive Director.

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Irish Independent

‘The files were opened by social workers on foot of an allegation of child rape against the Garda whistleblower that turned out to be entirely false. Yet even after Tusla knew the allegation to be wrong, the falsehood remained on his children’s files. Nobody followed up with either McCabe or the alleged victim during that time.’ Inset; Garda Maurice McCabe

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Nature

Dr. Carl Hart is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University

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Policy Forum | G Knight

Despite more than a quarter century of constant economic growth, social, economic and ecological inequality in Australia is on the rise.

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VTDigger | M True

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, left, speaks at a news conference Thursday with Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George, UVM Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Stephen Leffler and Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo.

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New Statesman | Getty

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truthout | H Masuike/NY Times

Liam Gibson, of NY Harm Reduction Educators, displays a rescue kit in New York City

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Times Higher Education | Alamy

Martin Wolf examines the economic flaws and false assumptions of the Higher Education and Research Bill

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The Conversation | R Wainright/AAP

West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said West Australia has the “worst rate of methamphetamine usage in the country”.

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California Healthline | H deMarco

Yanes holds her mother’s hands. “I try to make her feel comfortable, feel safe.”

Posted in News on 02/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthout | J Rodriguez

The First Amendment does not always protect civil servants from reprisal.

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LA Times

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Daily News Journal | J Intintoli/MTSU

Social work professor Barbara Turnage

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The AUstralian | AGDHS

“In the 2015-16 Budget, the government invested $60.5 million net expenditure over 4 years to progress Tranche One of WPIT. On 19 December 2016, the government announced it is investing a further $313.5 million net expenditure over 4 years to progress Tranche Two.” (http://bit.ly/2lPltPz) Did anyone do the math here?

Posted in News on 02/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Science Daily | American Chemical Society

Depression, a major cause of disability worldwide, is characterized by a complex and heterogeneous symptomatology. With this respect, cognitive deterioration represents a major problem that has a strong impact on a patient’s function. Thus, within the context of a depressive phenotype, it is important to characterize the mechanisms that sustain cognitive dysfunctions and may represent an important target for pharmacological intervention.

Posted in News on 02/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Narratively

After months of subsisting in overcrowded camps, migrants turned an empty building in the Greek capital into a remarkable experiment in self-managed living.

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Narrative.ly | A Lichenstein/Corbis/Getty

New York City Subway Car at Night.

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Washington Post | Getty

The study also found a remarkable difference in opioid prescribing habits by doctors in the very same emergency rooms: “High-intensity prescribers” doled out narcotics during 24.1 percent of patient visits, on average, while “low-intensity prescribers” called for them only 7.3 percent of the time.

Posted in News on 02/17/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Oregonian

In Jordan Harrison’s science fiction drama, holographic androids called “primes” help persons living with dementia recall memories. Because primes are artificial, they also provide tireless, patient companionship and comfort. When you’re spending as much time dealing with doctors, nurses, social workers, memory specialists, pharmacists and insurance administrators as you are with your loved one, it’s easy to see why these pixelated caregivers would be so swiftly welcomed.

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The Gothamist | AP

What about the American Psychiatric Association’s 1973 Goldwater Rule (Goldwater above in 1964)?

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Vice News Canada

An Ontario court has ruled in favour of thousands of Indigenous people who were stripped of their cultural identities when they were taken from their homes on reserves by child protection workers and placed with white families.

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T Jackson | Times Picayune

39-year-old Clinton Smith was found dead in Washington Park at 720 Elysian Fields Ave on January 11, 2016.

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Irish Times | G Chaney/Collins

Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan says the reduction in the number of such cases is ‘inadequate’

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The Guardian

In the early 1960s Roy Parker undertook research into foster care for which he gained a PhD, making him among the first academics to investigate this topic

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In These Times | Library of Congress

The government built modern homes like this one, in the town of Norvelt, for poor coal miners in the 1930s.

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Bozeman Daily Chronicle | MSU School of Architecture

Could a collection of tiny home-style units, clustered into a village with on-site social workers, help Bozeman get a handle on homelessness?

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Missourian | UM

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In These Times | European Press Photo Agency

These eight men own as much wealth as the world’s poorest 3.6 billion people. Is that acceptable?

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Care Appointments

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The Conversation | L Norwood

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Irish Times | N Carson/PA Wire

Maurice McCabe: The case appears to show a litany of errors involving Tusla, including failing to inform Sgt McCabe about the original allegations.

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Letitia James | NYC.gov

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Tennessee Today

Thereasa Abrams, an assistant professor in UT’s College of Social Work and a burn survivor herself, has developed an app called the Bridge to help them heal faster.

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CBC News

‘I’ve invested 35 years of my life with a commitment to northern social work… and I feel it very, very deeply,’ says Dawn McInnes of the proposed cuts.

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Southend

“It is the most amazing background to have,” she said. “If we only knew someone’s story, everything they do or say would make perfect sense. That is the training I got from social work.”

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PBS | Librarioan.net/J West

After the Patriot Act was passed, librarians began hanging signs to let patrons know the FBI could be watching them.

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edutopia | MA Miller

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Univerisity World News | Wikimedia Commons

In a week in which 330 more academics were purged from Turkish universities, dismissed academics have provided University World News with testimony of being subjected to indefinite arbitrary detention without access to a lawyer; dismissed with their passport and credit cards blocked and prevented from working in academia at home or abroad and denied a pension; or subjected to mob violence and threats of a lynching.

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University World News B.S.12

The dismissals target the best academics in Turkey and aim to liquidate universities as such and replace them with something along the lines of submissive high schools. I believe this process can be defined as ‘academocide’. Since the 15 July 2016 coup attempt, about which information remains largely obscure, the government has gradually dismissed more than 5,000 academics, among more than 100,000 public employees, on charges of belonging to or being affiliated with the Gülenist or other loosely defined terrorist organisations.

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Hyperallergic | collection of P & SF Aarons

As I walked through the two floors of the museum I kept asking myself, where am I in this celebration of upper-class gay white male creativity?

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VTDigger | E Mansfield

Ken Libertoff, a mental health advocate, testifies at a hearing Tuesday on the status of front-line mental health workers.

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South China Morning Post | P yeung

He’s spent decades helping the city’s poorest and campaigning for greater social justice, but Ho Hei-wah is still grappling with the challenges ahead

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NY Times | J Hu

In Mr. Bauman’s view, it all connected. He argued we were witnessing a transition from the “solid modernity” of the mid-20th century to the “liquid modernity” of today. Life had become freer, more fluid and a lot more risky. In principle, contemporary workers could change jobs whenever they got bored. They could relocate abroad or reinvent themselves through shopping. They could find new sexual partners with the push of a button. But there was little continuity.

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Science Daily | McMaster University

A photo of a police-style uniform worn by study participants.

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CBC | O Stefanovich

Fourth year student Stephanie Sindori says she is relieved Laurentian University’s English, French and Indigenous Social Work programs have been accredited for two more years.

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Seattle Times

The status quo in Washington’s child welfare system is not working. The Legislature should restructure services into a new Department of Children, Youth and Families.

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New Statesman | Getty

As the backlash against feminism grows, let’s highlight the unrecognised female labour upon which capitalist patriarchy depends.

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Burlington Free Press | S hard/Barre

A lawyer for a woman charged with killing three relatives and a social worker in 2015 said Friday he will no longer pursue dismissal of the case on the grounds that his client is incompetent because he doesn’t have evidence to support that argument.

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Dissent | www.GlynLowe.com

Despite years of hearing that trade deals are simply a done deal, it appears the Trump administration is renegotiating several major agreements that had previously received bipartisan backing. But will the new deals be any better for workers—in the U.S. and abroad—than the old ones?

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The Conversation | N Fantom

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Taranaki Daily News | A jackson/Fairfax NZ

Months after making tutors on its “overstaffed” Bachelor of Social Work course redundant, Witt has scrapped this year’s first year intake because it doesn’t have enough staff to run the course.

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Science Daily | MUHC

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The Nation |  own Hall Project 2018/T Dang

A large crowd gathers to hear Senator Ron Wyden speak during a town-hall meeting at Linn-Benton Community College’s activity center in Albany, Oregon

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The Conversation | J Graner/wikipedia

The brain during memory tasks.

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CDC

CDC’s NCHHSTP AtlasPlus is an online resource which can be used by policy makers, prevention staff, government personnel, and the general public. This online tool allows users to create customized tables, maps, and other graphics with the most current CDC surveillance data on HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs and TB.

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New Statesman | Getty

Well, I am pushing back at the pushers and their push-notifications. There is nothing cool about the values being pushed to us by Silicon Valley. Under the pretence of joining something liberating and modern, we are giving up information and control to a class of secretive billionaires. This dichotomy will define the next generation: disciplined people creating addictions for ill-disciplined ones, and then profiting from that dependency.

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BBC

Prof Eileen Munro, whose social work review inspired the Children and Social Work Bill, said the opt-outs create “more dangers than benefits”.

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In These Times

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Common Dreams | E Muñoz Alvarez/Getty

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Brooklyn

Rental applicants who rely on private landlords to accept City-sponsored housing vouchers are running into trouble.

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Open Culture

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Brunel University London

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Health Affairs | AP

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New Republic | Underwood Archives/Getty

San Francisco, March 1961: Police arrest three protesters of the House Committee on Un-American Activities hearing at City Hall.

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CDC

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

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Science Daily | WSU

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Houston Chronicle | J Shapley/AP Dawn McCarty, Ph.D., an Associate Professor at the University of Houston Downtown

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Yle | E Viitanen/P Lapset

A search is underway for families to give homes especially to younger unaccompanied minors.

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New Statesman

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Dissent | TL Church

Again and again, Democrats expect demographics to hand them unearned election victories. Vapid centrist campaigns assume that coalitions of minorities and educated white professionals will rally around candidates just because there’s a D next to their names. Strategists target upscale suburban women—the proverbial soccer moms—as the key swing voters, and they lose elections that should have been won.

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Science Daily | UCSB

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The Temple News | A Lavacca

Senior social work major Lydia Smith (left), and Bernie Newman, the interim Social Work department chair, transformed a lounge on the ninth floor of Ritter Annex into a safe space for breastfeeding mothers in October.

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City Limits | D Liz-Leporiz

A shelter in Lenox Hill in 1997

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Science Direct | UZH

Decrease in the thickness of the cerebral cortex after psychotherapy in the left parietal cortex (marked in red).

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truthout | J Rodriguez

The US may be on the verge of witnessing how democracy ends. We must fight the normalization of Trump and his actions.

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red pepper

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Dissent | M Vadon

Katherine J. Cramer about her new book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker (above)

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Vancouver Metro | The Canadian Press/HO

Alex Gervais is shown in a handout photo from British Columbia’s representative for children and youth.

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The Hill

“AARP opposes Medicaid block grants and per capita caps because we are concerned that such proposals will endanger the health, safety, and care of millions of individuals who depend on the essential services provided through Medicaid”

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In These Times | USIA/Wikimedia

So began a concerted effort by Nixon, and later Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, to divide the black and white working class, the groups with the most vested interest in social welfare programs. Using subtly race-infused language, Nixon shored up an army of white working class voters that railed against the perceived excesses of American liberalism by the “undeserving” (i.e., black) poor. In the 1990s, Clinton used the same rhetoric to justify passage of his welfare reform bill, which slashed benefits and criminalized the poor, taking aim specifically at poor people of color.

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The Scientist | PIXABAY/OPENCLIPART

Scientists who accept funding with the tacit agreement that they keep their mouths shut about the government are far more threatening to an independent academy than those who speak their minds.

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The Conversation | S Robinson/Section 27

Family members of the psychiatric patients commemorating their deaths.

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CNN

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The Atlantic | S Schmitz

The United States is coming to resemble two countries, one rural and one urban. What happens when they go to war?

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WTHR

1 in 4 babies born at Methodist hospital are born addicted. Many other Indiana hospital report similar numbers.

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GuelphToday Social workers help students struggling with social, emotional, and mental health challenges at school. Welly will work in partnership with two social workers who are trained facility dog handlers.

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Jacobin | Library of Congress

Women march for jobs in New York, 1933.

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nationalblackaidsday.org

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NY Times | J Jaen

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NY Times | J Heuer

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Register-Guard | C Pietsch

Eugene Police Bicycle Patrol Officer Beau Rankin (left) joins a group congregating on the corner of Broadway and Olive in downtown Eugene.

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