Al-Quds University (above), located in both Jerusalem and West Bank is still a center of controversy; Social Affairs Ministry denies Jerusalem municipality’s claim of shortage in social workers
From the night of June 3, 1989 until early morning, Chinese soldiers carried out a clearance operation on and near Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, a crackdown on what the Chinese Government wrote off as a “counter-revolutionary riot”. Western media reported at the time that the death toll from the resulting massacre ranged from 100 to 3,000, but according to a secret UK diplomatic cable released last year, up to 10,000 protesters may have been killed.
Coalminers in Tredegar in the 1950s. The town’s health problems changed after the mines closed.
“Twenty-nine years after the Tiananmen Massacre, President Xi Jinping’s ‘China dream’ means getting the world to forget about it. But suppressing the truth has only fueled demands for justice and accountability,” said Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch. “The only way to remove this stain on China is to own up to it.”
“I think our community and society in general is becoming more violent,” says John Rabish, an Executive Board Member of the Federation of Social Workers, “There’s a greater prevalence of guns. More shots being fired in the community, which is alarming.”
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services saw a budget cut of more than $200 million last year resulting in people losing their jobs and clients suffering from a loss of services — particularly to mental health care. Social workers and case managers have been mobilizing to protect their profession, and advocate for the well-being of some of the most vulnerable people in Montana.
Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA
Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone revealed that at least 126 people were incorrectly registered at birth between the years 1946 and 1969 by St Patrick’s Guild adoption society.
Chinese soldiers march in front of the Id Kah Mosque, China’s largest, on July 31, 2014. In the name of combating Islamic extremism, the party has embarked on a massive campaign of detention and indoctrination of ethnic minorities. Its goal is to eradicate all possibility of opposition here once and for all and turn this huge territory into a stable platform from which to extend its Belt and Road Initiative and dominate Central Asia.
Allison Metcalfe, founder of Healthcare Assistants and Carers Ireland, said staff were being paid a “pittance” with “if and when” contracts which left them with no guarantee of work.
“We have a long history of wars against other people, mostly people of color, around the world. It’s time we stopped calling it the Defense Department and started calling it what it is: the Department of War.”
Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has called for legislation banning discrimination against LGBT people.
The nation’s largest union of federal workers filed suit against the Trump administration on Wednesday over an executive order signed by President Donald Trump that seeks to deny workers the right to job site representation — an established guarantee in existing labor law.
An illustration showing facial landmarks extracted with widely used facial recognition algorithms; from a recent study by Stanford researchers Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang showing that such algorithms can reveal sexual orientation
Scrutiny of the Charles Koch Foundation’s spending on higher education has increased recently. So has the spending.
A woman prepares rice and fish at her street restaurant in Dakar, Senegal.
The Grenfell fire was not like other disasters. It showed up terrible weaknesses in public services, particularly social housing. It underlined the gaping inequalities in our society, our reliance on technical systems we don’t understand, our weak control over conditions, our poor enforcement of standards, and a constant downgrading of low cost renting, both social and private.
Ireland’s historic vote represents nothing less than a seismic shift for its people.
UVic’s Jacquie Green says social work school’s Indigenous specializations equip graduates to work effectively with families, communities.
Profiteering is distorting the response to the opioid epidemic as much as it shaped its origin. Above: Police stage a routine narcotics raid in North Philadelphia
From rent regulation to social housing, activists are pushing for serious solutions to the affordable-housing crisis.
“German will become the key to accessing full minimum benefits,” Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (above) told a news conference. Payments for non-German speakers will be reduced from €863 to €563 and entitlements linked to children will also be reduced.
In many countries, girls are more at risk than boys, facing gender discrimination, early pregnancy and child marriage
Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD.
Neoliberals have been attacking public services, including higher education, for more than forty years. Reduced state funding has precipitated the privatization of public higher education and contributed to soaring tuition and student debt. Simultaneously, US higher education has become ever more corporatized, with exorbitantly paid professional administrators managing the “business” of higher education.
The headquarters of Purdue Pharma in Stamford, Conn. Federal prosecutors said the company knew of “significant” abuse of OxyContin soon after it came on the market, but hid that information.
Stimulating and sensing electrodes are implanted in the brain and connect to small computer under the skin. Data from this computer can be read by an external device.
Hong Kong scientists and researchers who apply for state grants must show they “love the country and Hong Kong,” a directive that concerns academics here who fear the nation wants to subject scholars to a patriotic test.
After eight years of budget cutting, Britain is looking less like the rest of Europe and more like the United States, with a shrinking welfare state and spreading poverty. Above: Dominic and his family get significant help from the food pantry at the community center in Everton.
A mother picks up her 4-year-old son from a Head Start program in Boston, Massachusetts
The bill would expand conservatorship laws, to take away the rights of gravely disabled homeless individuals and allow local governments to step in. Above: A man sleeps on a discarded sofa outside a building on Myrtle Street in the Tenderloin.
An example of a successful public health campaign: U.S. Office of War Information employees received free inoculations against smallpox, as well as diphtheria and typhoid, in Washington in 1943.
My research suggests that what Loïc Wacquant observes in the USA as the ‘normalization of social insecurity’ is also evident on this side of the Atlantic.
Tinyiko Gwambe (above), a University of Pretoria fourth year social work student needs only a specialised car to finish her studies and help inspire other disabled people.
The Democratic Party, which helped build our system of inverted totalitarianism, is once again held up by many on the left as the savior. Yet the party steadfastly refuses to address the social inequality that led to the election of Trump and the insurgency by Bernie Sanders. It is deaf, dumb and blind to the very real economic suffering that plagues over half the country. It will not fight to pay workers a living wage. It will not defy the pharmaceutical and insurance industries to provide Medicare for all. It will not curb the voracious appetite of the military that is disemboweling the country and promoting the prosecution of futile and costly foreign wars. It will not restore our lost civil liberties, including the right to privacy, freedom from government surveillance, and due process. It will not get corporate and dark money out of politics. It will not demilitarize our police and reform a prison system that has 25 percent of the world’s prisoners although the United States has only 5 percent of the world’s population.
The reason mussels are the preferred test subject to track toxins in marine life is because they are filter feeders, eating microscopic plants and animals that they strain out of seawater. In the process, “they pick up all sorts of contaminants, so at any given time their body tissues record data about water quality over the previous two to four months,” the institute explains.
Physicians making a choice about whether to operate is arguably a reflection of how the health care system continues to treat people with a substance use disorder as less deserving of care and treatment than people with other chronic diseases.
Parc Prison is the only private prison in Wales. Parc, along with Cardiff and Swansea prisons, came under scrutiny this week when the Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke told MPs about his concerns involving overcrowding and drug use.
It is neoliberal ideology that has all but eliminated the idea of a common good and a shared social purpose. Under neoliberal ideology, kids are either potential criminals or lazy moochers, or assets to protect. Neoliberal ideology creates the mindset where it makes sense for kids to have more rules than financial markets and for bankers to have more government support than college kids with student loans. The core idea is profit over people.
Lara B. Sharp’s efforts to gather information about what happened to her in foster care and as a ward of the state turn up nothing but incorrect records.
Joseph A. Nunn MSW ’70 PhD ’90 with honorees Helene Creager MSW ’85 and Bill Coggins MSW ’55.
Lori Gramlich, MSW