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.
Currently the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in recorded history is ravaging its way across West Africa—as of the first week of August, the virus has hit Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria, killing roughly 800 people and infecting about 1,300.
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 Prime Minister of Japan has been shifting the political atmosphere of Japan as much as earthquakes shake the island’s terrain. The greatest change came in late June when Abe’s plan to reinterpret Japan’s outdated constitution, in particular the war-renouncing article 9, was approved by the Japanese cabinet.
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.