The Guardian looking at the 4th week of August 2022

August 22 Care homes / Staffing crisis leaves many English care home residents’ basic needs unmet Vulnerable people left alone in rooms for 24 hours a day and denied showers for a week as vacancies rise to 165,000 Thousands of vulnerable people are suffering inadequate care as severe staffing shortages in previously good care homesContinue reading “The Guardian looking at the 4th week of August 2022”

Teachers unions, White House host town hall to demand in-person learning as school year starts

There was a great deal more lamentation about the impact of school closures on students’ standardised test scores than on the long-term effects of COVID-19, grief, or prolonged anxiety about the disease itself.

Why Nobody Wants to Listen to Climate News

Originally posted on Claude Forthomme's Blog about Social Issues and Books:
My latest article on Impakter, just published: Climate Reporting: Why People Won’t Listen Climate change and environmental issues still do not hit the news like the war in Ukraine or a billionaire’s trip to space but climate reporting is changing to meet the…

The New York Times from July 18 – July 24

A life-threatening heat wave was continuing its march in the 4th week of July, across Western Europe, whilst in Italy there was again a political crisis.

If France can lower the prices at the pump, why not Belgium?

Opposition party PVDA demands that the Belgian government should reduce excise duty and prices and levy a tax on excess profits.

The New York Times from June 27 – July 3

From the SUNDAY MAGAZINE John Grisham Is Still Battling His Southern Demons “It was such a hard-right-wing, racist society that I grew up in. I’ve come a long way.” June 27 Protesters clashing outside the Supreme Court yesterday.Shuran Huang for The New York Times U.S. abortion fight shifts to new battlegrounds A Supreme Court rulingContinue reading “The New York Times from June 27 – July 3”

After 2,000 UK Church Buildings Close, New Church Plants Get Creative

The decline in church attendance has become a fact in all capitalist countries.

Thousands march in London over cost of living crisis

Demonstration organised by TUC calls on government to make ‘better deal’ for people struggling to cope with soaring inflation

Everywhere in Europe the same

All over Europe citizens are confronted with skyrocketing consumer prices. For many people the energy bill is presented by almost unaffordable invoices. Ordinary working people are struggling to find a balance between money coming in and money going out. The governments should not be surprised that more unions are poised for industrial action over theContinue reading “Everywhere in Europe the same”

Shall Biblestudents in Belgium be able to celebrate their 200th birthday

In the Netherlands there would be 1.708.412 Biblestudents, but in Belgium it is really going very badly. With its 11.521.00 inhabitants in Belgium, the number of serious Biblestudents, like the Quakers, are dwindling; Year after year we see our numbers going down. In the 70ies of the previous century, we still could find some veryContinue reading “Shall Biblestudents in Belgium be able to celebrate their 200th birthday”

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