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Friday, December 06, 2013
Knowledge of History May Change How You View Racism
Ignorance about the extent of racism in history might explain why some people perceive less racism today than others, researchers say. To examine possible reasons why different groups see the reality of racism differently, the researchers recruited ...
Gun-control in the United States: a coded debate about racism
In 2012 more than 90,000 Americans were shot by guns. One third of Americans own a gun, 65% support the right to gun ownership and the USA as a whole has half the world's guns in civilian hands. Over the past three years there have been 231 shootings ...
United Nations Poverty Agency Admits It's Failing
The United Nations Development Program, the U.N.'s anti-poverty agency, only has “remote connections with poverty” and does little to help the world's 1.3 billion poor, according to a report commissioned by the agency itself. The report, scheduled for ...
Poverty increasingly means the employed
There are 10.4 million American households that qualify as working poor, according to an economic analysis reported in Reuters. This amounts to more than 47 million Americans living in “near poverty,” defined as earning less than twice the official ...
Puerto Rico to Consider Anti-Discrimination Bill
Puerto Rico's legislature is expected to approve a long sought-after bill that would make it a crime to discriminate against people based on their gender or sexual orientation. The bill was submitted Tuesday by Senator Ramon Luis Nieves of the Popular ...
If you think we're done with neoliberalism, think again
The Guardian (blog)
Last year's annual report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development should have been an obituary for the neoliberal model developed by Hayek and Friedman and their disciples. It shows unequivocally that their policies have created the opposite ...
America's Perennial Gender Wage Gap
The gender wage gap still persists in America. For awhile, the gap was closing, but census data shows that it has recently stagnated, with women earning about $o.77 for every dollar paid to men. During a 40-year career, women earn, on average, $431,000 ...
Businesses are not just agents of consumerism but also of society
The Guardian (blog)
In the heady rush for growth, the increasing damage to the Earth is likely to turn our gilded dreams into pyrite. We may all fly to the moon one day, but will there be much to come back to? It is not only about environmental degradation – our never ...
Islamophobia at the heart of a New York murder case
Many New Yorkers were shocked when they learned, during the holidays, that an Asian immigrant was deliberately pushed to his death in front of a subway train. Their shock turned into disgust when it turned out that the motive for the crime was ethnic ...
Anonymous Hacks Ugandan Websites to Protest Homophobia in the African ...
For the second time in as many months, members of Anonymous took direct action against a homophobic organization. Only this time, it was an entire nation's government. The immediate cause of the well-known hactivist collective's ire is a pending bill ...
Study Shows Gender Bias in Wikipedia, Linux
Yahoo! News (blog)
Today in the age of the "brogrammer," whose frat boy tendencies are glorified and sought after by cutting-edge online startups, women in tech often find themselves objectified and excluded -- especially in communities like Wikipedia and open-source ...
Sexual discrimination in science: why we must act now
I completed my PhD in 2001, when approximately 45% of biomedical PhD students in the UK were women. At my current level – junior professor – this percentage drops to 30%, before falling to 15% at the top professorial level. There have been many ...
Neoliberal land & agricultural policies at heart of farm strikes
The heroic and historic strike by thousands of farm workers in the Western Cape has struck at the heart of the ANC government's neoliberal policies on land reform and agricultural policy. The strike marks the beginnings of much-needed mass struggles to ...
Burma: Drop Charges Against Peaceful Protesters
Human Rights Watch
(Bangkok) – Authorities in Burma should drop charges against activists who participated in peaceful protests against government policies, Human Rights Watch said today. Nine peace activists now face criminal charges for demonstrating in Rangoon without ...
Islamophobia Rising in Germany
Anti-Islamic sentiment in Germany is continuing to rise, as negative attitudes toward Muslims and Islam are becoming culturally acceptable. In an article titled “German Bigotry Shifting From Race to Religion,” Germany's Local reported that outright ...
Special report: World food injustice - the facts on a plate
One in eight of the world's people goes hungry every day – that is 868 million people, more than the combined populations of the US, Canada and Europe – and here, courtesy of Oxfam's Food for All campaign to tackle global hunger, is the evidence on a ...
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