Describing “extreme disappointment” that the 1989 convention has still not been signed, Sanila-Aikio said: “The situation does not look any more promising now after the elections, as the loudest opponents to the ILO agreement are the ones who have taken power.”
No time to vote This spring Finland’s Justice Minister Anna-Maja Henriksson said she regretted that parliament did not have time to vote on ratifying the convention in the final weeks before the election.
We could speculate all day on the motivations of the people who posted these tweets, from the sinister to the silly. One thing for certain is that they were getting dozens of favourites and retweets, and there was no shortage of people taking them seriously.
Some notified law enforcement officials…
Rob Duke's insight:
The problem with self-report studies, too....
The researchers say: "why would people lie about committing crimes?" Well, for one thing, a deviant subculture may glorify the activity. Veblen showed us that people like to "display scalps on their belts" and criminal activity seems to be one of those prestige items easy to display.
Governments are constructing social policy based on misrepresentations and stereotypes about poor people and welfare claimants, rather than by reference to the structural inequalities that affect everyone, argues Kate Donald. The ‘feminisation of poverty’ is now an undeniable reality. Worldwide, ...
VERA CHEEKS failed to halt at a ‘Stop’ sign in Georgia last year. Too poor to pay the ticket’s $135 fine, she was put on probation until she earned enough to cover the charge. But this came at a cost: her case was handled by a private firm, called Red Hills Community Probation, which charged an extra $132 for the privilege. The firm also told Ms Cheeks that she had to pay $50 immediately in order to avoid being sent to jail. Her fiancé ultimately rescued her with money from pawning her engagement ring and his gardening equipment.
Rob Duke's insight:
You could never do this to your neighbor. Terrible consequences of a vertical system and contracting out.
This video illustrates how difficult it is to reprogram our biases. We know what we know and the only way to convince someone else is to switch places with them for enough time that they can have that "moment" when the algorithm "sticks".
Here in the midst of anarchic, dysfunctional, crammed, crazy, noisy Karachi was a woman who was even more anarchic, crazy, noisy and in-your-face. She was at the heart of every disturbance, from supporting rank outsiders in the local elections to organising flash protests on social media, and spiced up every organisation she belonged to, which was any outfit committed to challenging discrimination or injustice.
Yet few also doubt that most police officers are decent people who “risk their own safety for ours every single day,” as President Barack Obama put it recently. According to one poll, three quarters of people, including a majority of African Americans, say that they approve of the job being done by their local police department. Police officers in general seem to be thought of as decent people doing good work—and yet policing, as a practice, is widely distrusted. What explains this contradiction?
“Revolutions Without Borders” ends on a wistful note. The French Directoire, which ruled from 1795 until it came increasingly under the sway of Napoleon Bonaparte, dispensed with the revolution’s universal character. Its armies in parts of Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland became just another occupying force. In America the counter-revolutionaries ensured that the country was hostile to figures like Paine. As the walls went up again, Ms Polasky’s wandering revolutionaries were left with nowhere to call home.
This paper explores the interplay between the human rights and drug control frameworks and critiques case law on medicinal cannabis use to demonstrate that a bona fide human rights perspective allows for a broader conception of ‘health’. This broad conception, encompassing both medicalised and social constructionist definitions, can inform public health policies relating to medicinal cannabis use. The paper also demonstrates how a human rights lens can alleviate a core tension between the State and the individual within the drug policy field. The leading medicinal cannabis case in the UK highlights the judiciary’s failure to engage with an individual’s human right to health as they adopt an arbitrary, externalist view, focussing on the legality of cannabis to the exclusion of other concerns. Drawing on some international comparisons, the paper considers how a human rights perspective can lead to an approach to medicinal cannabis use which facilitates a holistic understanding of public health.
What was it like the first time you hacked into a woman's Facebook or Twitter account or inbox? It doesn't feel real, when I'm in my room, lights off, door locked, drinking ... you don't feel the consequences. And then I'd go straight out and party with friends and try not to think about it. If I had to look somebody in the face to do that, it'd be a different story.
Our interactive chart today imagines that black and white America were separate countries and compares them with the rest of the world. Black America is a violent place, and ruthlessly policed. Its citizens are more likely to be murdered than people in Namibia and more likely to be locked up than any group, anywhere.
White Americans are far less likely to be locked up than their black compatriots, but far more likely to be behind bars than the citizens of nearly all other countries. They are seldom murdered, however: at 2.5 per 100,000 the white American homicide rate is barely worse than Norway’s 2.2.
Months after Alaska voters approved marijuana legalization, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Service launched its ad campaign geared toward providing facts on the health effects of marijuana consumption.
As the only major U.S. city without formal zoning, Houston has a reputation as a freewheeling place where anything goes. But in truth, a complex patchwork of public and private regulation has evolved to impose order.
In Houston, the lone major city in the United States that never has enacted zoning, the actual landscape hardly matches a dire hypothetical scenario. “If you drive around Houston after you’ve been to other major cities, you’ll find that, in many ways, we look very similar,” says Patrick Walsh, the city’s planning director. “We have commercial corridors with a lot of activity and a mix of uses; residential neighborhoods that are distinct and fairly uniform.”
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