The Food and Drug Administration's latest move concerning the use of antibiotics in farm animals garnered a good deal of praise last week, but public health advocates say much more is needed. more
Chinese researchers have found small pieces of ribonucleic acid (RNA) in the blood and organs of humans who eat rice. The Nanjing University-based team showed that this genetic material will bind to proteins in human liver cells and influence the uptake of cholesterol from the blood. The Chinese RNA study threatens to blast a major hole in Monsanto's claim. It means that DNA can code for microRNA, which can, in fact, be hazardous. more
Following years of failed attempts to rehabilitate juvenile offenders and improve public safety, California's once-sprawling youth prison system may soon shut its gates for good. If the Legislature approves the plan Gov. Jerry Brown released Thursday as part of his budget blueprint, California could become the first state to entirely eliminate its prisons for youthful offenders, juvenile crime experts say. The responsibility for jailing all youths would shift to local governments. more
As pronounced by the United Nations General Assembly, 2011 was the Year of People of African Descent. This year of education was planned to coincide with the 10-year commemorative anniversary of the Durban World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) and the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA).
Let me start by saying, that I have a very hard time understanding why any person of African descent would want to be the President of the United States of America. The United States government is responsible for some of the most horrific crimes committed against African people over the past 200 plus years.
After 7 days on strike, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) agreed to a new contract on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. The new contract is a blow to the “Race to the Top” agenda of President Barack Obama and his market driven orientation to school reform. This blow has stalled the drive to privatize education in the United States being lead by transnational capital and neo-liberal ideological forces. But, no one should assume that this victory has stopped the neo-liberal assault on public education and public goods in general by any means.