Category: Social Policy

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Linda Gordon: The Charleston Killer: Was He Crazy Or Was He Racist?

Don’t be taken in by a false choice; he was both

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Belen Fernandez: Executing Justice: WikiLeaks Unmasks Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s status as an oil-fueled U.S. ally is a major reason why the dire human rights situation in the country is of little concern to Washington

Joao Pedro Stedile: Pope Francis and popular movements

Pope Francis, from the outset of his Pontificate, has pleasantly surprised militants of people’s movements around the world, in contrast with his two predecessors

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Neve Gordon: The human rights crisis is about domination, not perception

The main crisis of human rights is not about perceptions, but about its complicity with domination

Alexander C. Kaufman: Health Care Stocks Soar After Obamacare Victory In Supreme Court

The 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell upheld a key part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, which offered tax subsidies to states to establish their own health care exchanges

Sister Eugenia Russia: “Here There is a State That Respects Human Rights”

Liberation Theology entails the transformation of the human being towards unity and harmony with Earth and all other human beings

Pete Dolack: TPP promises health care for profits, not patients

“Free trade” agreements are nothing more than initiatives to cement corporate control over all aspects of society

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Rob Prince: Pope Francis: Moving the Mountain or Taking Baby Steps?

Do the statements of Pope Francis represent institutional shifts or are they just window dressing?

Marianela Jarroud: Inequality Blocks Further Reduction in Child Mortality in Latin America

National averages, which in some cases are good, hide enormous inequalities in what continues to be the world’s most unequal region

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David Swanson: Human Experimentation: a CIA Habit

Thus far, the United States has never really accepted the Nuremberg Code

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