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Guardian | Alamy

A protest against slavery in London. Campaigners say there is still a culture of disbelief that means modern-day slaves are being missed.

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Cronkite News | D Quijada/CBI

Prospera’s Queretaro office ((above). Dr. David Androff (ASU School of Social Work), said that programs that invest in children are usually more effective over the long term. “CCTs give help for poor people, for people below a poverty line, but rather than just giving money, it’s a way to work with poor families. When you start with younger generations, anti-poverty programs can have a bigger impact,” Androff said.

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Meredith College

The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter has named Meredith College senior Dielle McMillan the recipient of the 2017 NASW-NC Toby Brown Award for Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
student for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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The Citizen

Begun as an orphanage in 1852 by civic-minded Auburn, New York, women, the Cayuga Asylum for Destitute Children served children placed by area Overseers of the Poor.

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NY Times | D Caserez

Ohene Asare and Régine Jean-Charles are homeowners in Milton, Mass. They live with their four children and an au pair.

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London School of Economics and Political Science

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PRObono Australia | APNSA

In a statement Anti-Poverty Network South Australia (APNSA) said the government’s reforms to the welfare system were likely to cause more harm than good. “Preventing those whose health issues are the product of substance abuse from accessing Disability Support Pension is moralistic and mean-spirited – and it will have devastating consequences,” APNSA said.

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Science Daily | BPS

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NY Times | J Han

Because the censorship system needs cooperation and tacit understanding from the censored, I disagree with the common view that the censored are simply its victims. Voluntary self-censorship brings benefits to a person, and the system would not work if the voluntary aspect were not there.

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Salina Journal | A Anders

After graduation, Trillian Svoboda (above) plans to move to Kansas City, Mo., where she will work for the Good Samaritan Project, an organization that works with people with AIDS, HIV and STD. She also plans to work on a master’s degree in social work at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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NY Times | M Makela

Karen and Stan of Philadelphia have been a couple since 2002 and have shared a home since 2004, but they are not married. “We love each other and want to be together, and we’ve made the commitment to stay together until death parts us,” she said.

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Independent | Getty

Two thousand people receive 560 euros every month as part of the trial.

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stuff.co.nz | S Squires/Fairfax NZ

Upon retirement, Maurice McGregor (above, front), a pioneer of social work in New Zealand, retreated to Christchurch’s Port Hills. He was passionate about those hills, those iconic spires of rock and grass, trees and paths. He is pictured here in 2005, sitting with members of the society near the Sign of the Bellbird.

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Ghana News Agency

Prof. Mfoafo-M’Carthy made the call when he addressed students of the School of Social Work in Accra at their SRC Week Celebration on the theme: “Suicide, The Role of Social Work in Preventing, Intervention and Post vention.”

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Mother Jones | ED Fountain

17-year-old girl participates in the Dyersburg, Tennessee, Life Maze event, where teens face the outcomes of making bad choices. This girl’s mock “choice” was that she got drunk and had sex, becoming both HPV positive and pregnant.

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Record-Courier

As the opioid and heroin epidemic sweeps across Ohio, local agencies like Portage County Job and Family Services are seeing a dramatic influx in “secondhand victims” — the children of addicts.

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Naples Daily News| T Mast

Founder Jessica Goodall is the only paid employee. Several students from her alma mater Florida Gulf Coast University intern at the nonprofit, helping provide the manpower needed to run Eva’s Closet.

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ProPublica

In 2015, the director of OSHA called Case Farms “an outrageously dangerous place to work.” That year, the agency fined the company nearly $2 million after finding dozens of safety violations.

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Medicare

For help, call the Medicare Rights Center national hotline (800-333-4114) or your state’s Health Insurance Assistance program, a free resource for seniors who have questions about Medicare coverage.

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The Conversation | Zoom Team/Shutterstock

The UK suffers from the highest levels of income inequality in Europe – partly because of the delusions of its rich. In countries where the rich have less, they tend to be less delusional, about themselves, about other people, about what is possible, and about why some become rich.

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Longreads | K Reigstad

Stacy recalls the mixture of frustration and relief that came with checking herself into a New York City psych ward at the age of 20.

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narratively

“All this does is create a community,” Hawkins (above) reasons. “People now have a place to come. You’re enabling the situation.” | The bland, corrupt masses with money have the right to move surplus people out of any area they desire.

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A 2016 lawsuit against Marquette filed by suspended professor John McAdams was dismissed by a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge.

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Politico | AP

In the Washington Post on Thursday, the conservative columnist George Will wrote, “It is urgent for Americans to think and speak clearly about President Trump’s inability to do either. This seems to be not a mere disinclination but a disability.”

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NY Times | GH Kim/Pratt Institute

Being an extrovert is a double-edged sword. I can speak confidently in my college classes and in front of large groups. But everyone seems to think I’ve got it all under control, and I rarely feel that way. There’s a ticking clock always in the back of my mind. I need to graduate and become financially independent before the support I get from the foster care system disappears.

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The Conversation | Shutterstock

Older Australians are not deterred by financial barriers as much as emotional ones, when it comes to downsizing.

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The Nation | D Chayka

 So what will bring about the end of neoliberalism—the left? the right? the incompetence of the professional political class?—and, when it’s gone, what will replace it? We asked five of our favorite minds for their views on the direction we urgently need to go next.


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thejournal.ie | S Boal/RollingNews.ie

According to figures provided by the Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar (above), “some 500 reports” of suspected social welfare fraud were received by his department in the first week after he launched the campaign on 18 April.

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truthout | Grassroots Collaborative

Saqib Bhatti takes part in a press conference about Puerto Rico in Humboldt Park in Chicago

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The Pueblo Chieftain | B Kelsen

Not that she wants to, but Martha Kinnaird, BSW, MSW just can’t seem to break away from the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo.

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SFGN

The number of cities in South Florida that still allow the practice of conversion therapy on minors is dwindling — yesterday one more city commission unanimously decided to ban the practice within city limits.

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truthdig | NYU Press

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npr | G Waters/Getty/Ikon Images

Senate Republicans voted Wednesday night to rescind an Obama-era policy that allows states to offer retirement savings plans to millions of workers.

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Mirror | Daily Mirror

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Irish Times | A Crawley

Philomena Lee (left) and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone at the Exploring Information and Tracing conference.

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NPR | S Platt/Getty

The inmates in Bellevue are awaiting trial for a variety of offenses, ranging from sleeping on the subway to murder.

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Journal News

The last time the Butler County Children Services union and management hit the negotiating table, talks turned ugly and the social workers walked a picket line for three weeks.

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The Nation | C Barria/Reuters

Donald Trump gathers with congressional Republicans after the House of Representatives approved the American Health Care Act on May 4, 2017.

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The Delta Statement | DSU

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In These Times | M Nigro/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty

Goldman Sachs played an important role in causing Puerto Rico’s debt crisis by targeting the commonwealth with predatory financial deals.

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CACTI

Lisa Johnson is the Breaking Barriers Program Manager at Brilliant Corners in Los Angeles.

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CommunityCare | Calderdale council

The social work shop is situated in Halifax’s Victorian marketplace.

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of revenue for public services.

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UNHCR | S Mantoo

Children return from school in the Basateen district in Aden, Yemen. The area, which has been hit hard by the conflict, hosts refugee and displaced communities.

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Nautilius | Prisonexp.org

DEHUMANIZATION: Awaiting parole board hearing at the Stanford Experiment.

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Macleans | C Leonard

As an Indigenous filmmaker, I witnessed—and felt keenly, myself—the unique, hard-to-explain heartbreak caused by the ’60s Scoop. (Above) The author and her son.

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25News | M Japowicz

Thousands of people in Flint are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure if they don’t pay up on their water bills

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American Academy of Pediatrics

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Guardian | Getty

Given that homelessness charities believe responsibility for the growing numbers of rough sleepers in the capital (where rough sleeping has more than doubled since 2010) lies squarely with spending decisions made by the Treasury, it may prove an uncomfortable cause for the newspaper to champion once Osborne starts his new job as editor on Tuesday.

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CBC | T Millar

About 200 people have used the Liberty Root ibogaine clinic in White Rock, B.C. , since it opened in 2013. It’s slated to shut down soon.

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University Daily Kansan

Twente Hall (above) the home of the KU School of Social Welfare

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St. Louis American

“It’s the light of Michael Brown Jr.,” said Dr. White, who is also an Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at SLU’s School of Social Work. “It’s something that his death exposed, and we have to pay attention to. In that light, really good things can come.”

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The Globe & Mail | T Hicks/NY Times

In the Fort McMurray neighbourhood of Beacon Hill, 70 per cent of the homes were destroyed by the 2016 fire.

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Nautilus

My early life was in East Tennessee, in an Appalachian town called Rockwood. Once a busy street and meeting place, Main St. in Rockwood suffered a deadly blow with the arrival of big-box retail.

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NIH News in Health

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The Politic | M McQueen/L Qian

The Roma are Central and Eastern Europe’s largest ethnic minority. They are also one of its most persecuted. Colloquially referred to as “gypsies” for their supposed Egyptian heritage, the Roma are a heterogeneous ethnic group without a single common language, religion, or cultural tradition.

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Guardian | F Kangaris

Shared Lives carers Lorna and Graham Trow with Clare, Joanne and Ayisha (archive picture).

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Haaretz | E Salman

Miriam Schiff, Yonatan Elkins and Eti Aharoni. Prof. Schiff, of the Hebrew University’s Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare says the goal of the study is to reach generalized insights, which can help later. “That is what we wanted – let’s look beyond a particular family, what we can learn. That’s the significance of the research.”

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Daily Independent

By the time she was in middle school, Erika Cordle knew she was on her own if she expected to finish school, go to college and live a productive life.

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Topeka Capital-Journal

Department for Children and Families Secretary Phyllis Gilmore talks last year in Topeka. State standards for social workers are too high, dampening the Department for Children and Family’s ability to fill positions in a time when the need for foster care is growing, the agency’s leader said Friday in response to a state audit that showed that contractors are finding it hard to staff social workers.

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truthout | Pixabay

Both Republicans and Democrats are responsible for letting corporations run roughshod over all attempts at regulation.

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Chronicle Review | M Beck

A 1999 study of women’s emotional labor in academe found that “students expect female professors to be nicer than male professors and judge them more harshly when they are not.”

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Vox | J Zarracina

Data from the The CSB Minimum Income Protection Indicators database.

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In These Times

Theresa May is Great Britain’s prime minister and leader of “the nasty party.”

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MSU:SSW

The Michigan State School of Social Work is maintaining this comprehensive site for anyone interested in learning about and/or helping out with this crisis.

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CBC | T Le Rudulier

Social services worker Yasmine Yousef (right) is working to help refugee claimants who walked over the U.S. border into Canada.

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Jacobin | M Treble

For many years, conservatives have claimed the country should be run like a business, by a businessman. The presidency of Donald Trump is their wish come true. Is anyone genuinely surprised that he would treat the law as a personal prop, to ignore or to use at whim, in exactly the way a power-tripping businessman would do — what Cornel West’s calls “the full-scale gangsterization of the world”?

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LA Times | G Holliday/AP

This March 31, 1991 image made from video shot by George Holliday shows LAPD officers beating a man, later identified as Rodney King. | As long as there have been police, officers have used force against suspected lawbreakers without the general public raising much of a fuss, except in those non-white communities that have been disproportionately affected by police force. But people cared about the King beating — they knew about the King beating — because they saw it.

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truthout | L Walker

How does gentrification alter the experience of everyday life? How does it affect the concepts of social participation, community and self-worth? How does it change education, work, family life and leisure? What are the implications for the environment, human health and disease? …. who gains and who loses?

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truthdig | Poster Boy

Organizing against capitalist and imperialist ecocide takes time and energy, things that are in short supply for untold millions of heavily overworked and overcommuted Americans. Ask any community organizer about the barrier to activism posed by the exhaustion of many they’d like to enlist in the struggle for a decent and democratic future. The struggle for shorter working hours and for more leisure time for “what we will” —including time to participate meaningfully in political life—continues to hold relevance today. Time is a big democracy issue, something that was very well and centrally understood by the United States’ earliest trade unions.

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Care Appointments | UWS: SW

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) BA Social Work students are going to undertake their second year placement module in Laos, South East Asia.

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Center for Public Integrity | L Beachum

Single-mother Maria Wilson-Taylor of Asheville, North Carolina, says tax reforms the state Legislature passed in 2013 to spur economic growth have increased her tax burden while decreasing it for the wealthy. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are considering similar changes for the federal tax system.

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Kaiser Health News | Screenshot of Opdivo TV commercial

A TV commercial for the Bristol-Myers Squibb drug Opdivo projects the words “a chance to live longer” on the side of skyscrapers, as a captivated crowd looks on. In much smaller type, a footnote reveals that lung cancer patients taking Opdivo lived just 3.2 months longer than others.

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Jacobin | k krug

Alberta, Canada

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PRI

Nancy Bailey, before she was arrested, with Guatemalan children from her school

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OACAS

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Harvard Gazette | FXB Center

Authors Jacqueline Bhabba and Vasileia Digidiki say their report is just the tip of the iceberg.

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dailytarheel | M Matney

Students in the School of Social Work present their oral history projects about marginalized populations in North Carolina.

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Mental Health America

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KU

“The tragedy is that women and families experiencing domestic violence are not just poorly served, but that the system can in fact make things worse for these families,” said Andrew Zinn, assistant professor of social welfare and principal investigator of the KU evaluation team.

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JSTOR Daily | iStock

Counted among the casualties, however, is a large swath of middle-aged, middle-class white Americans, especially those with lower levels of education, who have seen the modern work environment race ahead, leaving them unceremoniously stranded.

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CPAG

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wearetransilent

Transilient is a traveling photo and interview-based project. We candidly document transgender and gender non-conforming people in their day-to-day lived realities using only their voices.

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NICE

NICE has published a draft standard aiming to address the variation in health checks offered by prisons in England.

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Common Dreams | J Zhu/Flintwaterstudy.org

“I’m so scared,” one Flint resident said about the water this week.

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UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

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Irish Times | N Bradshaw

New figures shows 2,137 children in emergency accommodation in Dublin

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Dissent | Center for American Progress

Former president of SEIU Andy Stern (above). He eventually comes to the conclusion that the jobs that will remain after the robots come will be the best and the worst—Google programmers and Uber drivers. The latter will be so bad—so insecure and so poorly paid—that the swelling ranks of people forced to resort to them will need something else to get by. That’s where basic income comes in: as the backstop of the gig economy.

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OUP | Galway Advertiser

Dr. Paul Michael Garrett (above). In the summer of 2014, reports that a ‘septic tank grave’ containing the skeletal remains of ‘800 babies’ was discovered within the grounds of a former home for ‘unmarried mothers’ in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland.

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NY Times | D Berehulak

Inmates on a basketball court in a prison in Quezon City, Philippines

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The Independent | Getty

Oxfam America led criticism of the move, saying said cutting funds for the Office of Global Women’s Issues would have “dire consequences for millions of people, as well as our global standing”. (above) Women’s March in London.

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Guardian | S Levin

Joseph Warren is awaiting trial on welfare fraud charges. Tiffany Li, a wealthy real estate heir who is accused of conspiring to murder the father of her children, is able to remain under house arrest after posting $4m in cash and pledging $62m in property for her bail.

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LJWorld | N Krug

Daphne Cain, associate professor and chair of the Department of Social Work at the University of Mississippi, gives a presentation on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Kansas Union. Cain is a candidate for the position of dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas.

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NY Times | L Sharrett

U.S. Steel’s Granite City Works in Illinois in 2015, shortly before the plant was idled. Some displaced employees found new work, but often it paid much less than their jobs at the mill had, forcing them to adjust. “I’ve had to rethink my whole life to make ends meet on what I’m now making,” Mike McCabe, a former U.S. Steel worker, said.

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Dissent | Secretary of Defense

Yale President Peter Salovey and his administration have consistently fought graduate employees’ efforts to unionize.

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Christian Science Monitor | A Hermes

As so-called lunch-shaming practices come under increasing scrutiny, the search for solutions – both public and private – has intensified.

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Irish Times | F miller

Number sleeping rough in Dublin rises 35% in 12 months
Campaigners call for ‘stronger interventions’ with more than 5,300 homeless in capital.

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NSPCC

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In These Times | N DeGrane

Reggie’s journey into addiction started with a series of personal tragedies.

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