In any city, space is a commodity. In South African cities space is historical and emotional. A new photo series by an American living in Cape Town captures the dramatic inequality of South Africa’s most beloved city. From an aerial view, Cape Town's scenic beauty gives way to a stark reminder of the country's past an
Children and teens suffering from a variety of mental health issues are increasingly resorting to suicide, a federal report shows. [...] while there has been an increase in mental health services and a more open dialogue about suicide prevention in recent years, today’s school-age children are exposed to a myriad of risk factors. On top of traumatic experiences children may bring from home, students face additional challenges in school, including “a relentless pace of learning” and the constant pressure for good grades and getting into an elite college, Piliouras said. The agency found that suicide is now the leading cause of death among children 10 to 14 years old, surpassing motor vehicle crashes for the first time. [...] the suicide rate for that age group doubled from 2007 to 2014, according to the CDC. More than half of the students in the city’s public schools are considered economically disadvantaged and about 16 percent are English language learners, according to the most recent enrollment figures. Krasner, who’s also an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, worries that access to such care may become even more difficult if President-elect Donald Trump succeeds in repealing the Affordable Care Act, which he promised to do during his campaign.
The giant stock market bubble will now crash. The stock-price obsessed C-suites of corporate America will now panic and begin pitching inventory and workers overboard. We will be in an official recession within 6 months. The Federal budget will plunge back into trillion dollar annual deficits very soon.
It is a vision of a future so apocalyptic that it is hard to even imagine. But, if leading scientists writing in one of the most respected academic journals are right, planet Earth could be on course for global warming of more than seven degrees Celsius within a lifetime.
With the presidential election just a day away, we continue our conversation with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, the director of "Roger & Me," "Fahrenheit 9/11," "Bowling for Columbine," "Sicko," "Capitalism: A Love Story" and "Where to Invade Next." He has just released a surprise new film titled "Michael Moore in TrumpLand." On Thursday afternoon, we spoke with Michael Moore about his new film, in which he suggests that the election of Donald Trump will herald the end of the United States.
Tweet Share 0 Reddit +1 Pinterest 0 LinkedIn 0 Email Hillary Clinton’s inner circle was jolted by the Democratic nominee self labeling herself as a “moderate”. However, Neera Tanden, President of Center for American Progress and a close Clinton ally, told John Podesta she was more concerned that Hillary appears to not ‘know what planet …
Kenya, the largest economy in East Africa, has some of the starkest inequality in the region. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Nairobi, where the wealthy and middle class live and work next to slums housing some of the country's poorest. American photographer Johnny Miller, supported by Code for Africa and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, has tried to captur
The finance house Citibank recently warned its clients in an election note of the risk of “emerging market” type political disruptions. Certainly the high degree of political polarization, the emergence of populist figures on both ends of the political spectrum and the warnings of post-election violence are closer to a developing world country than the…
Just after the recent case of robbers preying on kind-hearted civilians, by faking that they had stolen the thief’s wallet, now comes another sly tactic -“Abandoned Baby”! A lady almost got tricked into rescuing an abandoned baby when she drove by a quiet road. Luckily, she decided to just drive past the scene and reported what she …
Jacobin editor Peter Frase examines the future beyond climate change, capitalism and other disasters, and finds tomorrow's fights for survival, prosperity and stability rooted in the same conflict - historical class struggle for production and power. Peter is author of the new book Four Futures: Life After Capitalism, part of the Jacobin series from Verso Books. Interview Transcript via Antidote Zine
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