Category: Social Policy

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Joe Emersberger: US Court Dismisses 8,700 Haitian Lives

Those responsible for continued Haitian suffering enjoy impunity.

Jana Kasperkevic: More than half of US public school students live in poverty

Want to know the real state of the US economy? Visit a local public school and find out how many student qualify for free or reduced-price lunches

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Kathy Kelly: Inside the Uniform, Under the Hood, Longing for Change

“A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war, ‘This way of settling differences is not just’”

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Beverly Bell: Five Years after the Earthquake in Haiti

Some things never change. In Haiti, no matter the century or decade in question, one can be certain that: the state and elite are trouncing the rights and needs of the majority, the population is protesting to demand land and justice, and the international community is taking the wrong side. Five years after the earthquake Read more…

Ken Jones: White Silence = State Violence

The parallels between the African American prisoners caught in the U.S. injustice system and the Muslim prisoners in Guantánamo (all of them are and always have been Muslim) are clear: racism & Islamophobia

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Justin Podur: #IStandWithPanzi

The hospital, which serves an area of 400,000 people, is in danger of closing, and cannot pay its 500 employees

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Ann Jones: Is This Country Crazy?

Inquiring Minds Elsewhere Want to Know

Pamela Yates: Remembering Guatemala’s First Genocide Conviction

The reverberations from the Ríos Montt trial continue to threaten the powerful and to empower the dispossessed

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Gilbert Achcar: On the Clash of Barbarisms

From the Massacre in Paris to the U.S. Occupation of Iraq

Maryn McKenna: The Coming Cost of Superbugs: 10 Million Deaths Per Year

If you weren’t taking antibiotic resistance seriously before, now would be a good time to start. A project commissioned by the British government has released estimates of the near-future global toll of antibiotic resistance that are jaw-dropping in their seriousness and scale: 10 millions deaths per year, more than cancer, and at least $100 trillion Read more…

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