The ruling elites no longer have legitimacy. They have destroyed our capitalist democracy and replaced it with a mafia state. What the Roman philosopher Cicero called a commonwealth, a res publica, a “public thing” or the “property of a people,” has been transformed into an instrument of naked pillage and repression on behalf of a global corporate oligarchy. We are serfs ruled by obscenely rich, omnipotent masters who loot the U.S. Treasury, pay little or no taxes and have perverted the judiciary, the media and the legislative branches of government to strip us of civil liberties and give them the freedom to commit financial fraud and theft.
Richard Schwartzstein, MD, and co-authors examine the medical literature and compare evidence-based practices with outdated or misguided practices that are still in use. These outdated practices may lead to psychological trauma for patients who suffer from “air hunger” — a feeling of severe breathlessness — due to ventilation strategies that protect the lungs but may cause other problems.
The calls to redirect money away from the police come as cities face steep budget shortfalls because of the economic fallout from the coronavirus, and as public anger against police brutality has roiled the country.
The responses paint a picture of educators’ fears and the decisions they are weighing. “I don’t trust my university to provide what we need to stay safe,” one said. “Our students need us,” wrote another. “I’m afraid that my choice,” someone said, “will come down to either losing my position or being forced to work in dangerous conditions.”
Mariah Parker, newly elected County Commissioner of district 2 of Athens-Clarke County has proposed replacing half of the armed officers in the police department with mental health professionals, social workers and other “forms of non-violent response” over the next 10 years.
Daniel Celentano, Festival, 1934
A continuing partnership between the University of Guam and the University of Hawaii at Manoa has resulted in eight more master’s level social workers in Guam’s workforce.
A graduate student in the social work department, Caroline Catlin was only 27 years old when she found herself confronted with a life-altering diagnosis. It was brain cancer: treatable but incurable. So she began taking pictures.
Activists around the country are rallying for #PoliceFreeSchools.
An officer from the Northern Ireland police force, the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), opens fire using plastic bullets during protests in 1981.
Research complied by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) reveals the extent to which charities are being put under pressure by surging demand but falling income as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Federation of Social Workers invites all representatives from communities, social/ecological movements and unions to join with social workers in next month’s free, worldwide online conference: The Social Work Global Agenda: Co-building Social Transformation.
The studies involved 2447 students across 21 Victorian secondary schools
The iconic Shiprock formation, framed by gate, on the Navajo Nation.
Neighborhood investors and volunteers at work planting greenery at a strip mall that is partially owned by local residents, who are mostly women, people of color, and refugees and immigrants.
Duke researcher questions 15 years of his own work with a reexamination of functional MRI data
More than twice as many people have died or are suspected to have died of opioid overdoses in the first five months of the year in Cook County, when compared with the same period last year.
A third of people are concerned about their incomes during covid-19, a new poll for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) reveals.
Why do so many see vaccines and other medical interventions as tools of social control rather than boons to health?
Scientists found a group of neurons that blunt pain by sending out projections (green) that suppress activity in multiple pain-processing centers in the mouse brain. These neurons could be promising targets for new non-addictive therapies for chronic pain.
Then, to everyone’s surprise, the president could be seen walking awkwardly across the grounds, toward Lafayette Park. His destination, we were told, was St. John’s Church, where, for what no doubt will go down as some of the most dreadfully awkward minutes in the history of television news, he stood with a Bible in his hand, hardly speaking. A photo op. At last it began to dawn on us. Hundreds of peaceful, unarmed American citizens, many of them not much older than my teenage son, had been brutally beaten and shot at so that this man could stand here instead of them. . . . Let’s not split hairs: Donald Trump is a coward. I don’t say this flippantly, or just to sound insulting, or as an expression of personal rage. I’m talking about the word in its truest sense: A person who lacks the courage to do or endure dangerous or unpleasant things.
Dr. James Huguley is the interim director of Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems. He is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work.
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility is the only maximum security prison for women in New York State.
That beat cops so often look like troops is not just a problem of “optics.” There is, in fact, a “positive and statistically significant relationship between 1033 transfers and fatalities from officer-involved shootings,” according to recent research. In other words, the more militarized we allow law enforcement agents to become, the more likely officers are to use lethal violence against citizens: civilian deaths have been found to increase by about 130 percent when police forces acquire significantly more military equipment.
Keval Bharadia argues for a super-tax on financial markets to curb extreme inequality in the wake of Covid-19 | Above: The Gold Vaults of the Bank of England
merica is on the defensive worldwide over the murder of George Floyd and all that the killing implies about race, values, and leadership—not to mention common decency—in the United States. . . . The fury at America—so deep that protesters risked infection by the deadly coronavirus pathogen—is partly a reaction to three years of pent-up frustration with the Trump Administration.
Dorothy Boggess, MSW, has been a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for 81 years and is an active member of Xi Omega Chapter in Washington, D.C.
Decades of research on police shootings and brutality reveal that officers with a history of shooting civilians, for example, are much more likely to do so in the future compared to other officers.
“Who in Alaska is going to listen to me?”
Elke Breitenbach, Berlin’s minister for Integration, Labor, and Social Affairs (above), said the new buildings were necessary for a variety of reasons: Some were needed to replace the so-called “tempo-homes” — essentially pre-made living containers meant to be used for a maximum of three years, and which were installed on empty land around Berlin at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015 and 2016.
A seven-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker pictured at the Fylakio reception and identification centre near the Greek-Turkish border
Food Train, which provides vital support to help over-65s who are unable to manage independently – many of them disabled or suffering from ill health, has seen a record-breaking 60% increase in people using its grocery shopping service since the start of the coronavirus crisis.
When Nikki shot her abusive partner, she thought she had enough proof it was self-defense. Why did the prosecution only see a cold-blooded killer?
In a typical year, American law enforcement officers kill close to 1,000 people. Many of the pretenses used to justify these deaths hinge on such thin evidence of their necessity that police rarely have to do more than claim fear to secure their exoneration.
Lisa Harker, is the Director of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, which aims to improve the evidence for decision-making in the family justice system.
This country has failed to provide one of the most fundamental protections in the Constitution: the right to life.
With few restrictions and no tracing of the disease’s spread, the government is relying upon Swedish character and traditions to see it through the pandemic.
The Child Abuse Substantiation Procedure (CASP) had been due to be rolled out this year and had already been the subject of scrutiny by social workers after reports that it could allow for those under investigation of abusing children to interview their alleged victims.
She was part of the founding team of School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya and served as Founder Principal of the college from 1961 to 1982. She was awarded a PhD by Mysore University for her thesis on the adjustment problems of pre-adolescents.
“You’ve got a neoliberal wing of the Democratic Party that is now in the driver’s seat with the collapse of brother Bernie [Sanders] and they really don’t know what to do,” West added, “because all they want to do is show more black faces—show more black faces. But often times those black faces are losing legitimacy, too—because the Black Lives Matter movement emerged under a black president, a black attorney general, and a black Homeland Security, and they couldn’t deliver. So when you talk about the masses of black people—the precious poor and working-class black people, brown, red, yellow, whatever color—they’re the ones left out and they feel so thoroughly powerless, helpless, hopeless—then you get rebellion.”
This is a field of law made lucrative by the proliferation of some 3,000 international investment treaties and trade agreements that give corporations the right to sue governments for hundreds of millions, or even billions, of dollars over policies they claim reduce the value of their foreign investments or their expected profits.
Older men may be at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 because they worry less about catching or dying from it than women their age or than younger people of both sexes, according to a new study.
The true believers in creative destruction will revel in the carnage that is to come: this is a necessary shakeout in a bloated industry, they will say. But there is no evidence to suggest that a better outcome for anyone will follow from the incalculable damage to hundreds of thousands of students, faculty, and staff, and to the communities that rely on local campuses as economic anchors. The most likely outcome will be further stratification of an already radically unequal landscape. Here, a luxury securitized experience at an expensive private campus achieved through policing and technology; there, networks of remote lectures vaguely attached to an immiserated community college.
Can electrical impulses in the brain explain the stuff that dreams are made on? What a new consciousness-detector reveals.
Whether in the fall or further down the line, institutions that sent students home as the pandemic encroached will welcome them back.
The Delhi University’s Department of Social Work Hostel has asked the students staying there to vacate their rooms or else they will be charged Rs 200 for rent, while the mess services will be discontinued.
Why don’t we control these out of control cops?