The ongoing refinery strike is not just about making refineries safer for workers. It's also about preventing accidents that spew pollution on neighboring communities on a regular basis.
As the average age of the US population continues to rise, the nation will need to improve and transform what is currently an inadequately developed and funded system of care. In The Age of Dignity, Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, provides a blueprint for building a culture that supports and values the care of our elders. The following is the introductory excerpt to The Age of Dignity.
When someone who is mentally ill is causing a disturbance or creating a risk of danger to others, should the police transport the person to a hospital for treatment or can they, perhaps, simply shoot her? Well, of course, you say, they can't shoot her. But you might be wrong, according to police guidelines. This spring, the US Supreme Court will decide.