In some African countries the punishment for homosexuality is death
Heather Crooks and other social work students at the University of Regina’s Saskatoon campus have penned a letter, asking the Ministry of Advanced Education to not cut annual operating grants to the school in the upcoming budget.
Julian Turner (right), part of Metro’s homeless outreach team, chats with two young men outside the Pershing Square stop.
The heat in Whitney’s apartment does not work well, so on cold days she leaves the oven on.
An Oklahoma teacher walks the picket line at the state capitol on April 2, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
As a reporter covering the environment, I’m all too aware of what the next 50 years could hold.
Thomas quit smoking marijuana after learning his years-long bouts of nausea and vomiting were caused by his habit.
“Off the Grid” is a photography exhibit that is opening people’s eyes about homelessness.
Workers and supporters march in Southeast Portland.
“Women just don’t want to do that kind of work” – This was the argument of Jordan Peterson, the guru of beta male privilege, on the radio this morning. He said that women simply don’t want to do the kind of roles that require you to work for 80 hours a week, so don’t end up in those kinds of positions.
The exterior of Berghain. The club is known as much for its hedonistic party culture as for the culture of secrecy that surrounds it.
Britain went through huge cultural and social change in the 1960s and saw two critical developments – the Kilbrandon report in 1964 and the Social Work (Scotland) Act in 1968.
Mural The Meaning of Social Security by Ben Shahn located at the Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building, Washington, D.C.
Social worker Megan Schueller, right, and Rochester officer Vedran Tomic stand by on a police call in Rochester.
Children along Bedford Avenue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, 2014. According to New York State law, nonpublic schools are required to offer a curriculum that is “substantially equivalent” to that of public schools. But when it comes to Hasidic yeshivas, this law has gone unenforced for decades. The result is a community crippled by poverty and a systemic reliance on government funding for virtually all aspects of life.
A photo introduced in evidence at the civil rights trial showed blood on the floor of a cell at the East Mississippi prison.
The entrance to SenseTime headquarters in Beijing shows who among the company’s employees is inside the office and who is not (faded and tinted blue).
It is estimated that up to 900 migrants and asylum-seekers in Calais, 350 in Dunkirk and an unidentified number at other sites elsewhere along the northern French coast.
Is this appropriate use of scarce higher education resources?
BACKGROUND: Mitragyna speciosa, commonly known as kratom, is a plant that grows naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Importantly, the FDA advises consumers to avoid kratom or its psychoactive compounds, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, in any form and from any manufacturer. The agency also has received concerning reports about the safety of kratom, including deaths associated with its use.
Steven DeCaprio provides legal and administrative advice from Berkeley, California’s Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, where he is the Executive Director.
The oligarchs do not propose structural change. They do not want businesses and the marketplace regulated. They do not support labor unions. They will not pay a living wage to their bonded labor in the developing world or the American workers in their warehouses and shipping centers or driving their delivery vehicles. They have no intention of establishing free college education, universal government health or adequate pensions. They seek, rather, a mechanism to continue to exploit desperate workers earning subsistence wages and whom they can hire and fire at will. The hellish factories and sweatshops in China and the developing world where workers earn less than a dollar an hour will continue to churn out the oligarchs’ products and swell their obscene wealth. America will continue to be transformed into a deindustrialized wasteland. The architects of our neofeudalism call on the government to pay a guaranteed basic income so they can continue to feed upon us like swarms of longnose lancetfish, which devour others in their own species.
The group behind the study – the Social Welfare Organisations Employees Union, a member of the Confederation of Trade Unions – called on the government’s Social Welfare Department to revise NGO salary guidelines to align and cap remuneration in line with civil service pay scales.
A food bank in the German city of Essen (above) that found itself at the center of the country’s increasingly divisive debate about immigration announced on Tuesday that it would once again allow non-Germans to sign up for its services this week.
A new study finds an alarming rise in a novel form of psychological distress. Call it “neoliberal perfectionism.”
Martin Luther King Jr. at the pulpit in 1966 in Eutaw, Ala. while on the People to People speaking tour.
There are fears that the act imposes costly new duties on councils at a time when they face drastic funding cuts, and does nothing to confront the underlying factors driving homelessness such as housing benefits cuts, lack of affordable housing and insecure private sector tenancies.
Barbara Ehrenreich: Concern for the poor usually comes tinged with pity. And contempt.
Everything at Amazon had a euphemism. We didn’t work in a warehouse and we were not employees; rather we were “associates” on temporary zero-hours contracts. You weren’t sacked at the end of nine months; you were “released”. We were pawns in an algorithmic system of management that was a throwback to the theories of Frederick Taylor, who believed in the scientific perfectibility of labour activity.
The new requirements are part of the Welsh Government’s wider efforts to support the delivery of high quality social care which is focused on the individual and the personal outcomes they want to achieve.
In a move that had perplexed free speech advocates on and off campus, the National Association of Manufacturer (NAM) and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) have both filed amicus briefs siding with Marquette, arguing that private employers “should remain free to discipline an employee for conduct or speech that disrupts or adversely affects the particular purpose of the enterprise.” Above: Marquette University.
China is a sea of labor unrest. During the first 10 weeks of this year there were more than 400 publicly reported strikes, more than double the number during the comparable period last year. President Xi Jinping’s government has responded with a firm hand: Labor activists are being arrested and assaulted simply for demanding their wages.
Sexual coercion in the workplace has long been a primary driver of gender inequities. Above: Anita Hill speaking at Arizona State University
The Society for Community Organisation released the survey results to highlight poor living conditions.
We have grown accustomed to structural anti-Semitism. And this is precisely the worst of it: Nothing disturbs us anymore.
For all intents and purposes, I am dead to everything but melancholic anxieties and horrible despair. This is torture.
‘The only public acknowledgement of the crown prince’s visit from MIT and Harvard came in response to inquiries by campus newspapers, whose stories appeared after the visit.’
Above: Kentucky Capitol | A state audit in 2008 found state workers were handling up to 60 guardianship cases each — triple the 20 cases per worker recommended by national standards. In recent months, the caseloads have increased to 70 to 80 per worker.
After learning the basic details of Lair’s situation, MaryLynn Hinde New Horizons program coordinator (above right) and social worker Ashley Bennett worked quickly, paying for motel rooms to give the student a place to stay, providing her with food and other necessities.
The US has a whole host of social problems. More public spending would solve many of them. Poster above: Give to the needy: Join the mayor’s welfare milk fund (1939)
The billionaire philanthropist is rolling out the red carpet for Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, who is overseeing the mass starvation and death of children in Yemen.
Luciana Berger MP, president of the Labour Campaign for Mental Health: ‘Too many patients do not have access to the crucial therapeutic support that they need.’