A man in front of a poster of Liu Xiaobo at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo in 2010.
Three weeks after the Grenfell Tower inferno in west London, the initial shock and horror at the huge loss of life has given way to seething anger. The intervening period has only underscored the ruling elite’s callous contempt for the traumatised survivors of the fire and the working class as a whole.
Illustration represents how plants use the same rules to grow under widely different conditions (for example, cloudy versus sunny), and that the density of branches in space follows a Gaussian (‘bell curve’) distribution, which is also true of neuronal branches in the brain.
Existential suffering refers to an individual experiencing a lack of meaning or sense of purposelessness in life. Such sentiments bring feelings of weariness, numbness, futility, anxiety, hopelessness and loss of control, which may lead a dying patient to express a desire for death.
IU School of Social Work students (above). “The demand for social workers has always been high, but it is particularly true now,” School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner said. “There are workforce shortages in the state in mental health and addictions, in child welfare and medical social work.”
Ultimately, Uber’s business model depends on fighting off attempts to classify its workers as employees, which would make them eligible for benefits and subject to labor regulations. And workers’ compensation is often frontlines of that battle. “The first commandment in the Bible Of Uber is: Thou Shalt Not Be an Employee,” said Grey.
Despite researching drone warfare for almost four years, it was still surprising to learn about the extent of the effect on Afghan people’s lives and livelihoods. From the psychological distress of living under drone surveillance, to the economic impact of a disability, to the sadness and stress experienced by the family of an injured person, the Bongak/Bnngina has damaged so many aspects of Afghan lives.
This is an artist’s depiction of the estimated 10.4 percent of secondary school students in California who report missing school because they feel unsafe there. Absences such as these cost the state an estimated $276 million annually, and many of the cases involve bias against students for their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability or sexual orientation.