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Having created the very model of an undemocratic, corporate university, President Jackson is appropriately imperious. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, she has a series of rules that are clear to everyone. These include: 1) Only she is authorized to set the temperature in conference rooms; 2) Cabinet members all rise when she enters the room; 3) If food is served at a meeting, vice presidents clear her plate; and 4) She is always to be publicly introduced as “The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson.” Falling into rages on occasion, she publicly abuses her staff and frequently remarks: “You know, I could fire you all.”

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Looking for help in Cambridge, Mass.

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Racial segregation in many charter schools isn’t far from the Civil Rights-era levels that these Chicagoans protested.

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A. Evelyn Capoun

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cbad0ec8a63ad2f3f9d9da07be79fc63257eecbaYahoo | G Savilov/AP

A man and a dog walk in front of a destroyed psychiatric hospital in the village of Semyonovka, near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, on July 9, 2014

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Sweetie Sweetie, center, with other Ebola orphans at a group home in Sierra Leone. She is seen by neighbors as a potential carrier.

Posted in News on 12/16/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

Mental_Prison_BB_05Providence Journal/B Breidenbach

A group of cells in D-Mod at the High Security Center of Rhode Island’s Adult Correctional Institutions, where inmates with mental illness spend nearly all of their time alone.

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The Supreme Court ruling against Amazon warehouse workers means bosses can require workers to work for periods of time and simply choose not to pay them for it.

Posted in News on 12/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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While the Red Cross called its response nearly “flawless,” a ProPublica investigation uncovered a much different version of events.

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Occupy Sandy was “one of the leading humanitarian groups providing relief to survivors across New York City and New Jersey,” as a government-commissioned study put it. Yet the Red Cross, which was bungling its own aid efforts after the storm, made a decision that further hampered relief: Senior officials told staffers not to work with Occupy Sandy. Red Cross officials had no concerns about Occupy Sandy’s effectiveness. Rather, they were worried about the group’s connections to the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.

Posted in News on 12/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Fires broke out at three empty buildings planned to house asylum seekers in a Bavarian town near Nuremberg. Police suspect arson by far-right perpetrators: they found xenophopic slogans and swastikas painted on the wall of one facility.

Posted in News on 12/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

aa4139c5-70e1-456f-9321-e6952ee7cd42-620x372Guardian | Alamy

Britain’s shame: Contributions to a food bank in Norfolk. In his Memoir on Pauperism, published following a visit to England, Alexis de Tocqueville, wrote: “One part of the population is obliged to rely on the gifts of the other in order to live.” He had discovered with “indescribable astonishment” that “one sixth of the inhabitants of this flourishing kingdom live at the expense of public charity”. That was 1833.

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Deborah McAllister- Johnson of Penn Hills and her daughter, Shala, both graduated Friday from Carlow University on Friday. McAllister-Johnson graduated cum laude with a degree in social work and minors in criminal justice and sociology; her daughter received a degree in in human resources management and technology.

Posted in News on 12/14/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Kevin Johnson and his father Andrew Johnson at their Buffalo home

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katelynn-sampsonNational Post | L Kannakko

Katelynn Sampson is pictured in the cafeteria of her school in this April 2008 photo. In 2012, four years after Katelynn died of septic shock brought on by a relentless series of beatings and neglect, Donna Irving, 33, and Warren Johnson, 50, were each given life sentences after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

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628x471Times-Union | G Herbert

Former New Orleans public school teacher Cynthia Jordan wipes away tears during in an interview with the Associated Press in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The Louisiana Supreme Court’s dismissal of a lawsuit claiming that 7,500 New Orleans public school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina has stirred renewed resentment among some who lost their jobs. Fired employees say they were treated badly after losing homes and belongings.

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An unemployed elderly man carries his clothes to a laundromat in Tokyo

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Director of Dundee City Council’s social work department

Posted in News on 12/13/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Scenes from the vacated former North American Rockwell plant in Downey, Calif.

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20141213_AMP001_0The Economist | Eyevine

Drugs and machismo are a dangerous mix

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“I hope I can be a good role model for children,” said Savage, who received her Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) from Kean in May.

Posted in News on 12/13/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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(From left) Michel Sutherland, Manager of Hospice Services The Bloom Group, Ian Young, Project Co-Ordinator and Natalie Cutler, Principal and Creative Director, in the nursing station of May’s Place hospice. The hospice was named after May Gutteridge, a parishioner at St. James Anglican Church on Cordova Street, who launched the St. James Social Service organization in 1961 (now known as The Bloom Group) with the help of her fellow parishioners. Gutteridge died in 2002, but not before receiving the Order of Canada in 1981 and becoming one of Canada’s most celebrated social workers.

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AR-312109993TheDay | Beltane Farm
Paul Trubey is a clinical social worker by profession but says he was drawn to goats when he first met them around the age of 12. Above: Some of Beltane Farm’s resident goats take a break from grazing. The farm is home to 100 dairy goats.

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foyerwauM Powell | The West Australian

Emily King, Rikeisha Voss and Bronwyn Hille.

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ceakidsGuardian | R Cagnoni/Getty Images

Romania, children in an orphanage in mid 1990s.

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95041_8c3eefb0747e087602c514de1c3a7ae9_191881b0aa0b3458b0b17e9598a9e9dfKPCC | M Sugarman

Supervisor Hilda Solis

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sfhlessSF Chronicle | P Chinn

Paul and Rion

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mexworkersLA Times | Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare, state of Jalisco, Mexico

Workers gather at the Bioparques 4 labor camp after Mexican authorities raided it in June 2013. The government announced arrests and fines, promising to make an example of the agribusiness.

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kockcWFPL | D Williams/Wichita Eagle

“If the people of Kentucky are worried about corporate influence distorting education, they must insist that the state reinvest in public higher education,” said Avery Kolers, a U of L philosophy professor. “For 15 years now, the state has been cutting budgets, leaving universities scrambling for any dollar they can find.”

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keep-calm-and-defeat-bureaucracy-2Guardian | www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk

I want supervision to be motivated by love and knowledge and to be supportive and inspirational. I don’t want professionalisation to mean caring less and recording more. I believe I can find all I seek in social work as long as I am willing to persist and refuse to compromise on the things that really matter.

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erosaWNPR | CT-N

Eddie Rosa talks about his experience in foster care.

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Illustration-by-George-Mo-010Guardian | N Jennings

This is not only about politicians, it is also about us. Corporate power has shut down our imagination, persuading us that there is no alternative to market fundamentalism, and that “market” is a reasonable description of a state-endorsed corporate oligarchy. We have been persuaded that we have power only as consumers, that citizenship is an anachronism, that changing the world is either impossible or best effected by buying a different brand of biscuits. Corporate power now lives within us. Confronting it means shaking off the manacles it has imposed on our minds.

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Senate Banking Committee member Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts)

Posted in News on 12/11/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

kidpicsMPRNews | WR Mills-Koonce

In a new study, researchers found that children who experienced chaos at home — including high levels of noise, excessive crowding, clutter and lack of structure — were more likely to draw themselves at a distance from their parents or much smaller in size relative to other figures.

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HCPCCommunityCare | HCPC

The HCPC’s sanctioning of social workers for their private conduct, or competency issues caused by poor management, has led to growing concerns in the sector over whether the body is fit for purpose.

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2014_1206oiltruthout | M1kha

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/27845-fueling-corporate-welfare

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assisted-living_custom-bfc49accb991843abe47a2620d5261f45542f8b5-s1000-c85NPR | O Franken/Corbis

NPR’s analysis of government data found that harsh penalties are almost never used when nursing home residents get unnecessary drugs of any kind.

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The cosmetics heir Andrew Luster at his trial in 2002. He was convicted of raping three women after dosing them with a date-rape drug. Bill Cosby is facing similar accusations.

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company now owned by Dow Chemical, began producing the pesticide Sevin in Bhopal. The city of 1.8 million is the capital of Madhya Pradesh. . . Local officials hoped the plant would provide an economic boost to the city, and tons of toxic chemicals were stored on the factory grounds. But business was slow, and by the winter of 1984 only a skeleton crew was left to run the plant. Union Carbide planned to close the facility and move it to another location. Necessary maintenance work was postponed, and the cooling system for the gas tanks and other safety equipment had already been dismantled.

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Posted in News on 12/10/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

1212wilmington03 Newsweek

With a population of just over 71,000, Wilmington had a violent-crime rate of 1,625 per 100,000 people last year, according to the FBI’s 2013 Uniform Crime Report. The majority of all public U.S. corporations are incorporated here, including 65 percent of Fortune 500 companies. The city is also the headquarters of DuPont, which grew from a gunpowder manufacturer in 1802 into one of the largest chemical companies in the world (it’s behind Teflon, Kevlar and nylon, among other inventions)—and the nexus of a dynasty. The du Pont family is the 13th richest in the country, according to Forbes, with 3,500 members and a $15 billion fortune. Drive 15 minutes outside the city center and you’ll find sprawling landscapes studded with du Pont mansions

Posted in News on 12/10/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

la-1944924-me-adv-foster-abuse-02-cmh-jpg-20141208LA Times | C House

Isaiah Sais, 19, left, Saleena Galvan, 21, center, and Shawna Adams alleged in their lawsuit that they were abused by foster mother.

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Opiate-master675NY Times | S Isett

Overdoses of opioids like morphine led to 16,000 deaths in 2012, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Grim-face political celebukid and New York governor Andrew Cuomo has long vowed that he wants to reform the corrupt political cesspool that is Albany. How’s that going?

Posted in News on 12/10/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Without a major shift away from coal, average global temperatures could rise by 6 degrees Celsius by 2050, leading to devastating climate change.

Posted in News on 12/10/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Only a tiny fraction of the estimated 100,000 UK under-16s who run away yearly are given emergency shelter by councils, research suggests.

Posted in News on 12/09/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

LAND1-master675NY Times | A McMillan

Leon Jones in a bunkhouse in Newberry, S.C. Mr. Jones, who has an intellectual disability, works for a company that supplies labor to a meatpacking plant.

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5484dc4258eb5.imageThe Daily Progress | RM Kelly

Charlottesville school social workers Stephanie Snider (left) and Jodie Murphy help with the Santa Fund.

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5484facfdfb13.imageThe state has awarded $4.4 million to 220 eugenics victims. But scores more, possibly hundreds, may find themselves ineligible for payments because of the way a 2013 law was written. It was in 1972 that two Mecklenburg social workers urged the parents of 13-year-old Debra Blackmon to sterilize their daughter who, according to court and medical documents, they considered “severely retarded” with “psychic problems.” When Blackmon filed a claim for compensation, it was rejected.

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A man takes shelter from the rain at Viger square, where many homeless people camp, in Montreal.

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flickr__paul_baileyAlternet | P Bailey/Flickr

If you are a public school teacher in Kentucky, the state has a message for you: You have no right to know the details of the investments being made with your retirement savings.

Posted in News on 12/09/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

kinzer-web74Boston Globe | A Fruitos

When soldiers were part of society, people recognized them as ordinary human beings. Now, with the emergence of the all-volunteer army, society has transferred the burden of war to a small, self-contained caste cut off from the American mainstream. This distance allows civilians to develop extravagant fantasies about soldiers that feed the militarist impulse. If we believe our soldiers are superheroes, it makes sense to send them to faraway battlefields to solve our perceived problems in the world. That is why, in this era of seemingly endless war, politicians, the defense industry, and even big-time sports compete with each other to promote hero-worship of soldiers and veterans.

Posted in News on 12/09/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

B97399210Z.120141203212930000G387LE4O.11Chronicle Herald

A poet and short story writer, he is a former social worker who published his first book of poems, Arguments with Gravity, in 1996. He lived for 13 years in Kingston, Ont., after moving there to do a graduate English degree at Queen’s University.

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detroitNY Times | AS MacLean

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The Social Worker of the Year Awards 2014 takes place at The Lancaster Hotel, Central London

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screen_shot_2014-12-04_at_6.47.23_pmMother Jones | D Coates/AP

Weiss has spent the past 20 years at Lazard, an asset management firm that advises companies on mergers and acquisitions. He is now the firm’s head of investment banking. Warren contends that Weiss is not the right man for the job because he has no experience in banking regulation and is too cozy with the financial sector. And she is leading the effort to take him down.

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Masks depicting Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne are lined up on a wall opposite Downing Street by anti austerity protestors on December 2, 2014.

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07snobbery-master675NY Times | Post Typography

DAVID MELLOR, a former Conservative Party minister who resigned over a largely forgotten scandal in 1992, forced himself back into the headlines the other day. A taxi driver recorded an extraordinarily vicious and elaborate outburst from Mr. Mellor, so full of snobbery and self-regard as to seem a comedy skit. “Shut up! You sweaty, stupid little git!” Mr. Mellor yelled, in a dispute over the route. “I’ve been in the cabinet, I’m an award-winning broadcaster, I’m a Queen’s Counsel! You think your experiences are anything compared to mine? You shut up for Christ’s sake.”

Posted in News on 12/07/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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A still from the documentary Remote Area Medical. remoteareamedicalmovie.com

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dorling4Red Pepper | D Dorling

There are many positive signs that people are coming to realise that the rich must be helped to take less. But we face a major problem that often hinders progress: self-congratulation. In order to achieve long-term improvement, it is necessary to retain a sense of anger. Stop to celebrate one small victory (the locksmiths in Spain, the people’s parliament in Iceland, the land tax in Ireland, new forms of protest in the US) and, before you know it, the greedy have snatched back that little part of the wealth you had liberated, and found another tax loophole.

Posted in News on 12/07/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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33E26817-FE54-4E5F-BA6E-5ED88F03F5FB_w640_r1_sRadio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Two young people chat outside the Imamzade Ismayil Mausoleum in Qazvin, Iran. Mostafa Eghlima, the head of Iran’s Society of Social Workers, believes that the so-called white marriages are similar to what “engagements” used to be like in Iranian society.

Posted in News on 12/07/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

A homeless person covered in blanketsGuardian | K Bleier/AFP/Getty

‘In the case of the yellow triangles, outrage has done its job. The state has retreated, defeated. But what of the homeless people?’

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As part of their module ‘Professional Practice with Children, Young People and their Families’ LJMU Social Work students visited Liverpool’s Family Courts.

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872415-20321e02-791f-11e4-a255-99e9e1332fdbThe Australian | J Kingma

Struggle: Patricia Stewart, 76, has raised several of her addict daughter’s children. Picture: Julian Kingma

Posted in News on 12/06/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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On December 6, 1989, a gunman shot 28 people at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique, killing 14 women before killing himself. His suicide note indicated he blamed feminists for ruining his life, and he set out that day with a list of women he wanted to kill.

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tVBwZC9EProPublica | twitter.com

Why is the Red Cross now counting “donations of blood” as a financial contribution, contrary to their own tax filings?

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njhhhhhNJ.com | P Sapone/NJ Advance Media

The state confirmed this week it has parted ways with HP, the company that was creating a new information tracking system that would help alleviate a backlog in the Medicaid program. In this file photo from April, Dhiru Dhebaria, left, and his wife Bharatiben Dhebaria, at home in Edison, discuss how she was caught up in that backlog when she applied for Medicaid under Obamacare.

Posted in News on 12/06/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Starting this year, new state evaluation requirements take effect for school counselors, social workers, psychologists and other non-teaching staff.

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Inside of the Baltimore City Detention Center in Baltimore.

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3374402New Statesman | Jacobsen /Three Lions/Getty Images

So, much like Narcissus admired his own image in the water, narcissistic parents often admire their own image of flesh and blood: their child.

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BASW is very concerned about that these proposals, especially as these colleges will ‘warehouse’ some of the most vulnerable young children within our society.

Posted in News on 12/05/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

svicampNY Times | J Wilson

San Jose is the city in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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20141029-red-cross-series-470x340ProPublica

After Superstorm Sandy, Americans opened their wallets to the Red Cross. They trusted the charity and believed it was up to the job. They were wrong.

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kypoorNY Times | W DeShazer

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pplanyProPublica | D Sleight

All school districts in the country are required to tell the federal government how many times kids have been restrained in their schools. But some districts aren’t following through.

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A female dormitory at the Broadmoor Asylum in 1867. We haven’t moved on as far from this as we like to think.

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_78717633_annmaguire (1)BBC | West Yorkshire Police

Ann Maguire was stabbed to death at the school where she worked as a teacher.

Posted in News on 12/04/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Dr. Chenault

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la-sci-sn-depression-in-america-20141203-001 (2) LA Times | G Ferrazi

About 1 in 13 Americans suffers from moderate or severe depression, with women disproportionately affected, a new study says. Above, Teresa waits to see a doctor about her anxiety and depression issues at the El Monte Comprehensive Health Center.

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imagekhThe Stylus | dananqyangnamfund.org

As a global serviceman, war veteran, author, a teacher, Associate Professor of Social Work for the College at Brockport as well as a voice for those who have nothing, Ken Herrmann’s legacy is one of strong impact.

Posted in News on 12/04/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

rob44444Chronicle of Higher Education | T Moore

College students wait to visit bars in the heart of Athens, Ga., near the U. of Georgia campus. Lines form outside as people wait their turn to enter because of fire code occupancy limits.

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30MUSHROOM-master675NY Times | T Mineo

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image-20141127-21951-lf2gnnThe Conversation | J Pfeffer, CC BY-SA

Tons of social media there for the taking… but is it truly representative of real life?

Posted in News on 12/04/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

Union_Carbide.svgNewsweek | Wikipedia

Union Carbide have dodged charges of culpable homicide for almost 30 years – without the US government batting an eyelid. Dow displayed contempt for India’s justice system when it refused to attend a November court summons to explain why it was allowing its subsidiary to evade serious charges.

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30UPSHOT-1417194147757-superJumboNY Times | H Okawa

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1201OPEDryan-1417219196246-master495NY Times | P Ryan

While it’s hard to argue with more parks . . . this isn’t just about new patches of green. It’s more evidence of how a hollowed-out public sector is losing its critical role, and how private wealth is taking the wheel and having a growing say over basic parts of American life.

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harrisburg_homeless_camp_20141023_1916206485Newsworks | E Weiss

Harrisburg homeless camp. Frank Fairweather camped for three years beneath the Interstate 83 bridge in Harrisburg with at least half a dozen others at any given time. City officials recently closed the encampment.

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image-20141128-20565-5jafhaThe Conversation | E Gatti, CC BY

Black Friday is an example of the worst of us. It’s the dystopian conclusion of a hyper-consumerist pathology that would strip the Earth of its species, ecosystems and wonder and replace it with a never ending race to have more only to throw it all away and start over. . . . Some bargain.

Posted in News on 12/03/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

bonoJacobin | World Economic Forum/Flickr

When there is a problem in Africa, who are you going to call? Bob Geldof and Bono repeatedly nominate themselves. But why should anyone’s fate be entrusted to the delusional, creepy, self-parodying rock-star messianism of this pair of rich tax dodgers? What do they have to offer?

Posted in News on 12/02/2014 | Link to this post on IFP