Category: Social Policy

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Vincent Emanuele: Ten Years Later: Reflections on Katrina and Iraq

In the end, there are consequences for our actions and inactions. When events like Hurricane Katrina, or the invasion of Iraq takes place, the eventual fallout is immeasurable

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Paul Street: Overworked and Out of Time: a Democracy Issue

The long-shot United States Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been telling the large crowds attending his rallies that American workers put in the longest hours in the industrialized world. He’s on solid ground. According to the International Labor Organization, “Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours per Read more…

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Paul Street: Health Care Slavery and Overwork

Two Underestimated Barriers to Democratic Resistance in the “Land of the Free”

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Cynthia Peters: Medical Nightmares

Two injuries send a family down the rabbit hole of a for-profit healthcare system and a skimpy social safety net, offering one window into what it’s like to get sick in the US

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Belen Fernandez: Migrants in the Mediterranean: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Present migration trends are rooted in centuries of destabilizing military and economic behavior by — among others — the components of “Fortress Europe.”

Kate Lyons: Cutting food waste by a quarter would mean enough for everyone, says UN

With the global population rising, wastage of products including 45% of all fruit and vegetables and 20% of meat is one of the greatest challenges to achieving food security

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George Monbiot: Slim Chance

New evidence suggests that obesity might be incurable. So why does the government propose to punish sufferers?

Jason Hickel: The Problem with Saving the World

The UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals aim to save the world without transforming it

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Nikos Raptis: Cultural Resistance

Running a classic ZNet article to honor the birthday of Mikis Theodorakis, who is 90 today.

Stephen Humphreys: Climate change poses an existential threat to human rights

In order to keep 80% or more of this oil in the ground, as we must, concrete drastic action is needed

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