The cause of this move towards postmodern literature-as-tasteful-Instagram-aesthetic culture has its roots in publishing’s excommunication of disparate, controversial voices: the marginalised, the politically outspoken, the experimental. These voices are typically subaltern, and always working class. Publishing was never an egalitarian industry and it is clear that writers from working-class backgrounds still experience huge difficulty in getting their art into the mainstream.
Whether the “bipartisan” gutting of the infrastructure bill is all the fault of Joe Manchin or Joe Biden and his frequently professed enthusiasm for renewed bipartisan cooperation, it’s a disaster for the working class. The original bill had $387 billion for “housing, schools, and buildings.” The bipartisan version has $0. The original infrastructure bill had $400 billion for “home- and community-based care.” The bipartisan version has $0. Even “clean energy tax credits,” an absurdly inadequate response to the climate crisis, plummeted from $363 billion to $0. Other climate measures were also scrapped.
Workers at a Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky, syringe exchange program kept pace with demand during the pandemic.
A nationwide eviction moratorium officially expired Saturday after the Biden administration refused to extend it unilaterally and Congress failed to act in time, putting millions of people across the U.S. at risk of losing their homes in the near future as the highly virulent Delta strain tears through the country.
In the United States, sick patients spend hours coordinating, haggling, and sometimes pleading with the healthcare system. Can these frustrations become a source of radical change?
Tesla crashes have dented the dream of self-driving cars. Mysterious algorithms predict job applicants’ performance based on little more than video interviews. Similar technologies may soon be headed to the classroom, as administrators use “learning analytics platforms” to scrutinize students’ written work and emotional states. Financial technology companies are using social media and other sensitive data to set interest rates and repayment terms.
There are few summertime activities more essential than trips to the beach. But huge swaths of waterfront throughout the country are private property, off-limits to the public. This is a crime: all beaches should be public. Above: Guanabo Beach in Cuba, where beach access is constitutionally guaranteed.
Friends at Whalley Range High School in Manchester getting their GCSE results in 2019. Results for this year’s cohort are hedged around with uncertainty.
The Mohawk Institute in Brantford, founded by an Anglican minister, was a model for the residential school system.
The survey also found 97 per cent of respondents never received a dental check-up or only got checked sporadically, with most again citing high costs as a barrier, while a third said they did not feel there was a need for it.
Dr. Bandura studied how people’s beliefs about the self were developed, how they functioned and how they affected behavior. He used social cognitive theory — codified in his 1986 book, Social Foundations of Thought and Action — as a lens through which to examine various topics, from the reduction of disease to how individuals and societies fall into morally transgressive behavior.
On any given day, the United States incarcerates nearly 2 million people in prisons and jails—more than any other country.
What I do know is this: I’m furious that the physical and mental health of countless American children are at the mercy of the willfully ignorant and the irrationally fearful. It’s enraging to listen to people complain that wearing a mask or getting a simple shot is akin to an assault on their freedom while children who have no choice bear the brunt of their nonsense.
Rather than creating an individualized “culture of giving,” we should be challenging capitalism’s institutionalized taking.
Over 65 organisations that promote and protect the rights of children have written to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson
The pandemic is just the latest and most sweeping of episodes in which whole populations have been exposed to a threat against which there is no certain protection. When Britain was menaced by aerial bombing during the Second World War, the only sure protection would have been a deep-shelter system.
Why elite institutions take advantage of all too many master’s students.
It has been four decades since neoliberal globalization began to reshape the world order. During this time, its agenda has decimated labor rights, imposed rigid limits on fiscal deficits, given massive tax breaks and bailouts to big capital, sacrificed local production for multinational supply chains, and privatized public sector assets at throwaway prices.
Police stand near a vandalized statue in May 2020 of former Philadelphia mayor and police commissioner Frank L. Rizzo.
Opal, 2, watches as her sister Ivy, 6, plays in their front yard next door to a large modern home under construction in the Mount Auburn neighborhood.
Alongside the latest surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths, another social crisis is set to erupt as the federal moratorium on evictions issued in September will come to an end over the weekend. Millions are threatened with losing their homes, adding to the already dire situation Americans face as the pandemic enters a new deadly stage.
Bundy, 45, is one of the 13 children of Cliven Bundy, a devout Mormon who in 2014 organized an armed standoff against the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at his ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada, where his family had been grazing cattle on public land for more than 60 years. Cliven had stopped paying federal grazing fees in 1993 to protest new environmental restrictions. After a federal judge ordered the cattle removed, the Bundy family, supported by armed militia groups, confronted BLM agents, who ultimately retreated to avoid a bloodbath.
Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center coordinates the investigation, prosecution and treatment of the most severe cases of child abuse in Mecklenburg County. The center saw a 40% reduction in the number of cases coming to its attention this time last year amid the pandemic.
Dr. Blackstock is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
North 22nd Street, North Philadelphia
Outreach Pro aimed at increasing underrepresented population participation.
The licensed clinical social workers within the UConn Health Care Coordination Department
The social sciences have been under attack from right-wing populists for years. What’s worrying is that mainstream politicians are now joining in.
Between 300,000 and 600,000 caregivers from Eastern and Central Europe provide care for elderly Germans in their homes. How long can that system last if they have to be paid more?
Nils Melzer, the UN special rapporteur for torture, said of Kevan Thakrar (above): “For the past 11 years, he is being held alone in a cell for more than 22 hours a day, is not permitted to participate in regular prison activities, receives his food through a hatch and does not even have a privacy screen when using the toilet inside his cell.”
Scholars, activists, and journalists who worried that expensive technological tools would exacerbate the inherent problems of American policing should feel vindicated in their criticisms.
For the first year of her son’s life, Miriam says, all her smiles were fake or strained. She struggled to find effective treatment for severe postpartum depression.
Perhaps we should cut the military budget 20% per year until they begin to behave appropriately
Co-leaders on the effort are Khadija Khaja, an Associate Professor at the IU School of Social Work (above), and Mina Ogbanga, a lecturer in sociology at the University of Port Harcourt.
An archive picture of Shirley Oaks children’s home – located in Croydon but run by Lambeth Council
The report by Accountable.US, which calls itself a government corruption watchdog group, finds that Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), who both raised objections to the eviction moratorium as early as December of last year, have pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars each from real estate groups. Crapo has taken nearly $281,000 and Toomey $183,000.
It’s unclear at this point whether the committee will pursue such testimony and how top Trump loyalists will respond if called to appear before the committee.
Existing guidelines recommend doses of up to 12 mg of buprenorphine. Such low doses are known to be safe. But they take several days to provide maximum relief.
Which brings me to my final point: When politicians rant about values, or attack other people’s personal choices, it’s usually a sign that they’re unable or unwilling to propose policies that would actually improve American lives.
German-based Worldwide Demonstration helped coordinate rallies across Australia, with their message amplified by local anti-vaxx and ‘freedom’ influencers
The proportion of practitioners feeling stressed and overworked grew both before and during the pandemic, with Covid-19 a clear contributory factor to the latest rise, according to the study, which is tracking the careers of statutory children’s practitioners over five years.
In Tusla’s annual report, 883 incidents of violence/harassment/aggression towards Tusla staff were reported on National Information Management System (NIMS) in 2020
Artificial intelligence is an ethical quagmire. Its power can be more than a little nauseating. But there’s a kind of unique horror to the capabilities of natural language processing.
The funds, totaling $1.56 million over a four-year project period, will support continuation and expansion of the Rural Integrated Behavioral Health Training program.
Bots filing bogus applications in bulk, teams of fraudsters in foreign countries making phony claims, online forums peddling how-to advice on identity theft: Inside the infrastructure of perhaps the largest fraud wave in history.
Richard Nixon explains aspects of the special message sent to the Congress, asking for an extra $155 million for a new program to combat the use of drugs.
Belarus President Lukashenko speaks during a cabinet meeting in Minsk, Belarus
A high-security corridor at Wandsworth prison, London. Close supervision centres (CSC) hold some of the most dangerous men in the prison system.