In one of the largest scandals in its history, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is now the focus of criminal and congressional investigations into its healthcare facilities after allegations arose that chronic mismanagement and possibly illegal scheduling practices led to the death of over fifty U.S. veterans.
On June 30, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided a landmark case determining that for-profit corporations could choose not to provide emergency contraceptives in their insurance plans to employees if it contradicts their religious beliefs.
Both Russia and separatist groups have responded to accusations of involvement with the missile launch by denying all responsibility. Rebel leaders have suggested that Ukraine’s armed forces may have shot down the plane.
The Rust Belt School is committed to the propagation and advancement of social theory and revolutionary practice for the ultimate benefit of the working class.
On July 7, 2014 the European Court of Human Rights upheld the French law that banned the public wearing of the niqab, the full-faced veil worn by some Muslim women, in the recent case S.A.S. v. France.
There are presently an estimated number of 10,000 soldiers fighting under the IS moniker who, in addition to attacks on government and military targets, have claimed responsibility for attacks that have killed thousands of civilians.
Seven strange, maybe magical travel episodes I have experienced in Latin America, perhaps to help prove something that I mentioned last month in this publication about Gabriel García Márquez and how he once said he never invented anything, that he just wrote about his own reality.
After several decades of being a premiere source for alternative music, Alternative Press held their first AP Music Awards last month on July 21st. Current chart toppers Fall Out Boy, A Day to Remember, Sleeping With Sirens, New Found Glory, along with rock legends such as Slash and Joan Jett, were only a few of the big names present at this highly ambitious celebration of “underground” music.