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The Graham-Cassidy Bill Continues The Mean Assault On Our Children’s Health 23.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Who supports these harmful anti-child policies?
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Youth in Revolt: Why Millennials Are the Key to Future Social Transformation 16.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Younger Americans may be more skeptical of our bipartisan political system -- a setup that they view as endangering the planet and subjecting the majority of people to economic precariousness and inequality -- but they often engage in actions aimed at system-wide transformation. In this, they are very much like their counterparts of the '60s who brought about mass political and cultural transformation. Young Americans are not "rebels without a cause." Rather, they share radical countercultural values that challenge the very foundation of US political and economic structures. (Photo: Vadim_Key / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Lamentations against the young are as old as history, and attacks on millennials are no exception. This age group is  criticized  for being lazy, self-indulgent, indecisive and unwilling to sacrifice in the pursuit of long-term occupational and life success. But these criticisms come off as unsustainable at a time when Americans find themselves working longer hours than at any time in ...
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Public School Closures Are An Attack On Arkansans Of Color 14.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
We cannot continue to allow this to happen.
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Citizens Ask: How Many Guns Do We Need? 13.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
"Preventing gun violence is an overwhelming, but attainable goal."
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To Insure More Poor Children, It Helps If Parents Are on Medicaid 12.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Efforts by Republican lawmakers to scale back Medicaid enrollment could undercut an aspect of the program that has widespread bipartisan appeal -- covering more children,  research published Tuesday  in the journal Health Affairs suggests. The study focuses on the impact of Medicaid's "welcome-mat" effect -- a term used to describe the spillover benefits kids get when Medicaid eligibility is extended to their parents. Children were more likely to be enrolled in public health insurance programs -- specifically Medicaid, which in some states is administered as an expansion of the federal-state Children's Health Insurance Program -- if their parents were also able to enroll, explained Julie Hudson, a senior economist at the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the paper's lead author. The findings highlight an underlying tension and a key relationship -- parents' insurance status and that of their kids -- as Congress moves in coming weeks to reauthorize CHIP, before its funding expires at ...
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Due to risks in abortion, 13-yr-old rape victim gives birth at Mumbai hospital 8.9.2017
Mumbai: A group of doctors at the Sir JJ hospital on Friday conducted caesarean section on the 13-year-old rape victim. Doctors decided to perform caesarean because terminating 31-week-old pregnancy was risky for her life. The Supreme Court earlier this week allowed the rape victim to terminate her 31-week-old pregnancy. The girl has given birth to a premature boy child weighing 1.8 kg. Doctors said that mother and child both are safe and normal. The child has been kept in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as it is premature. On September 6, the Supreme Court allowed the 13-year-old rape victim to terminate her 31 week old pregnancy. The apex court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justices A. M Khanwilkar and Justices Amitava Roy, passed the order for terminating the pregnancy. While pronouncing the ruling, CJI Misra said that keeping in mind the age of the petitioner and the trauma she faced, the court is allowing her to terminate her ...
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Zika, Birth Defects, and Government Lies 7.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In April 2017, Puerto Rican officials declared the Zika epidemic over. Furthermore, they claim of the 3,678 pregnant women infected with the virus, only 35 babies have been reported with Zika-related birth defects, or about 1 percent. It appears, at first blush, quite good news. But probe a bit deeper and things just don't add up. These reported figures are far below the average of other countries. They have Zika-related health issues in newborns at a rate of 5 percent. What's clear is that the Puerto Rican government initially underreported the problem. Possibly to help kick start the tourist industry, which accounts for 6-7 percent of the national economy. Unfortunately, the one-two punch of economic recession and Zika epidemic has had devastating consequences. As with all crises, economic or medical, it's the women and children who are in the crosshairs. ABCs of Zika. The virus initially showed up in Uganda and Tanzania 50 years ago and has since moved across parts of Africa, Asia and Indonesia. The ...
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We Should Serve Kids Food in School, Not Shame 1.9.2017 Truthout.com
Students with unpaid meal debts have been experiencing some shaming policies at school. Access to food is a basic human need and should be considered a right -- regardless of income. The best way to combat meal debt shame in US public schools is to provide every student with free meals. Children eat breakfast at the federally-funded Head Start Program school on September 20, 2012 in Woodbourne, New York. (Photo: John Moore / Getty Images) For the past several years, reports have surfaced about the "shaming" of students for outstanding school meal debts. These students, often from low-income families, are being publicly humiliated because they have unpaid debt in their school meal accounts. Policies that shame students can include stamping on children's hands or arms, taking their food away and dumping it in the trash or giving them stigmatized cold, partial meals in lieu of the regular hot lunch. As an education researcher who studies food in schools, I believe it's our duty in schools to treat students ...
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Responding To Racism As A White Man 31.8.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In 2017, symbols of racism and treason shouldn’t be debated or voted on.
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How the Large-Scale Privatization of New Orleans' Schools Upholds Inequality 29.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Cafeteria workers in New Orleans are working to organize a union in order to negotiate for better wages and working conditions with Volunteers of America, a wealthy Christian ministry contracting with local elementary schools to provide meals to students. From left to right: Damita Hall, Pamela Bourgois, Quintessa Dampeer and Debra Slaughter. (Photo: Julie Dermansky) For the school cafeteria workers fighting for living wages and a union, the full-scale privatization of the New Orleans school system created a race to the bottom that robbed Black communities of good-paying jobs. For students and families, it created an academic race to the top that left disadvantaged students behind in a system based on markets and competition. Cafeteria workers in New Orleans are working to organize a union in order to negotiate for better wages and working conditions with Volunteers of America, a wealthy Christian ministry contracting with local elementary schools to provide meals to students. From left to right: Damita ...
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Refugee Women in Greece Struggle to Access Contraception 27.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Marwa (a pseudonym) lifts her trousers to show me the varicose veins and bruises that cover her calves. The 34 year-old Syrian woman says these became worse from daily trekking over rocky, uneven ground at a refugee camp outside Athens where she lived for five months. When we met in June, Marwa had moved to a private house, was nine months pregnant, and struggling to walk. The baby she was expecting would be her sixth. The pregnancy, she explained, was unexpected -- and undesired. Globally, millions of refugee women must grapple with issues of reproductive control outside their home environments. Despite clear needs, access to contraception has remained a relatively  low-ranking priority  among governments and NGOs in refugee response. United Nations estimates suggest that half a million  displaced Syrian women , like Marwa, will become pregnant this year. Originally from Homs, she and her family fled Syria last year after her husband was injured by a barrel-bomb. Upon arriving in Greece -- which is ...
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Trump's Proposed After-School Cuts Could Lead to More Hungry Kids, Lower Test Scores 21.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Greenville, Mississippi—In March, President Trump revealed his "skinny budget," a rough sketch of the nascent administration's fiscal priorities and objectives that included deep cuts to education and nutrition programs. Budget chief Mick Mulvaney defended the move. "[The programs] are supposed to help kids who don't get fed at home so they do better in school," Mulvaney said at a press conference on the day of the announcement . "Guess what? There's no demonstrable evidence they're actually doing that. There's no demonstrable evidence they're actually helping results, helping kids do better in school." In Greenville, Mississippi, a town on the Blues Highway in the Mississippi Delta where every public school student receives free breakfast and lunch, Joan Rowe, director of the local Boys and Girls Club, heard that comment and immediately thought: "They should come down here." Rowe and her colleagues across the Delta are watching with keen attention as the federal government aims to slash vital programs ...
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Workshop on child rights Role of Child Welfare Committee does not end with rescuing a child 11.8.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Allow payment, live-in couples: House panel for more liberal surrogacy Bill 11.8.2017 Front Page – The Indian Express
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How Welfare's Work Requirements Can Deepen and Prolong Poverty 10.8.2017 Truthout.com
After "Rose" lost her low-wage job in a southeast Michigan nursing home, the single mother of four sought Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits.  People who are eligible for this federal, time-limited welfare program for very low-income families must be  working or looking for work , a feature the Trump administration and other politicians want to spread to Medicaid and other similar programs that support low-income Americans. Rose obtained the benefits but lost them after finding that the program was doing little to help her get a job and interfering with her parenting.  This fairly common experience suggests that these restrictions can prolong and worsen spells of poverty. Like many experts on American poverty relief, I don't see why that punitive strategy makes sense.  Work Requirements When Rose told me her story while I was researching what happens to women like her, she started by saying, "I'm ashamed." But it sounded like she wasn't to blame. She was embarrassed about how she had ...
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Shivajinagar case: 9 arrested, chargesheeted so far  8.8.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Amid California’s toxic dumps, local activists go it alone 7.8.2017 Current Issue
The call themselves promotoras, and they’re starting to see results.
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Not caring enough 7.8.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Lashkar’s Abu Dujana killed in Valley, youth dies during protests 2.8.2017 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Child abuse, neglect linked to gender inequality: Study 31.7.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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