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.’
The status resolution support services (SRSS) payment is provided to asylum seekers living in the Australian community while the government decides upon their claim for protection. It provides a living allowance – usually 89% of Newstart allowance, or $247 per week – casework support, assistance in finding housing, and access to torture and trauma counselling.
The acclaimed writer talks recovery, responsibility, and reforming the culture by which we treat addiction.
Facilitating that adoption seems like a no-brainer to Cliff (James Rodríguez), who oversees the local social work office. Luna’s caseworker Caroline (Jodi Kellogg), though, isn’t so sure. She sees promise in the damaged but loving young couple.
As Friedman notes, local police now deploy their SWAT teams somewhere between 50,000 and 80,000 times a year—compared to just 3,000 in the early 1980s. Above NYPD.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is taking an initiative called the Truth Project to the Shropshire town in order to give people the chance to talk in confidence with staff members.
Katie Murray, who is Maori from New Zealand, works in social services and helped to create the Family Group Conferencing Model nearly 30 years ago.
Minister Katherine Zappone and Tusla CEO Fred McBride
Our primary concern is with the need for everyone in the UK to always have access to enough food to meet their dietary, nutritional, and social needs.
Unable to face the prickly bristles of three see–through blankets on a mattress whose sisal stuffing has folded into numerous lumps hard as stones, I am at the desk, under the full electric glare of a 100–watt naked bulb, scribbling words on toilet paper. I can hear the bootsteps of the night guard, going up and down the passageway between the two rows of cells, which face each other
David Jensen, a beloved member of the Washburn faculty with a rich history on campus and in the community, passed away March 21.
It often seems that there is no end to President Trump’s cruel determination to transform America into a country that divides and dehumanizes its people.
This census survey, from a section on the March 2018 test, shows how the U.S. Census Bureau will ask people to provide greater detail about their origins.
Indeed, throughout American history, the Second Amendment was conceived as a collective right, tied to forming a militia. The Supreme Court didn’t declare the Second Amendment as an individual right until a divided Supreme Court did so in 2008, breaking with nearly 70 years of court cases.
Though congressional representatives may hear their constituents, the question is whether they will listen. Contrary to popular belief, medical marijuana legalization is not a partisan issue, and for the majority of Americans, is not a moral issue. It does, however, raise fundamental questions about the nature of a republic where representatives answer to the highest bidders rather than constituents.
The Tunisian flag is raised up to the highest flagpole on the 61st anniversary of Tunisia’s independence in Tunis.
Dr. Esmeralda Manful says only a few hospitals have social workers.
Because the Philadelphia area is notorious for having some of the cheapest, purest heroin in the United States, those with drug use disorders flock to the area. This, when coupled with the rise of fentanyl-laced heroin, racial inequality in the user/seller demographic, and the advertisement and overprescription of painkillers, has long made the city no stranger to overdose and overdose-associated deaths.
Depression is also associated with other types of brain abnormalities and with inflammation. New treatments aimed at these targets could improve depression therapy, especially for the many patients who don’t respond to current drugs or have problems with side effects.
GASW is one of the four participating organizations
PSNI Detective Chief Superintendent Paula Hilman (left) and Detective Chief Inspector Zoe McGee hold a press conference at the Hilton Hotel in Belfast in response to the acquittal of Ireland rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.