Nuclear News, Fears and the Role of Science

AAA Member (and Committee on Ethics co-chair) Barbara Rose Johnston recently wrote an article for the online political newsletter counterpunch. Writing that “the health effects of radiation exposure are a featured subject in today’s headlines,” Johnston discusses the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the long term health effects of radiation exposure  … Continue reading Nuclear News, Fears and the Role of Science

AAA Challenges Questions on US Census

On May 27, AAA President Virginia Dominguez sent a letter to the Census Bureau suggesting alternatives to the label “linguistically isolated’ which it uses to classify people who live in households where no one over the age of 14 speaks English “very well.” See http://blog.aaanet.org/2010/05/27/aaa-challenges-questions-on-us-census/ Or AAA homepage link : http://www.aaanet.org/. The letter was written … Continue reading AAA Challenges Questions on US Census

AAA Challenges New Arizona Immigration Law *UPDATED*

In a strongly-worded resolution passed by its Executive Board on May 22, 2010, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) condemned the enactment of a new law in Arizona that directs law enforcement officers to detain individuals and investigate their immigration status if they think they might be in the country without documentation. Arizona Senate Bill (SB) … Continue reading AAA Challenges New Arizona Immigration Law *UPDATED*

House Armed Services Committee Halts Funding for HTS Program

The House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services,  in its recently drafted authorization bill, issued a stinging rebuke of the Department of Defense’s Human Terrain System (HTS) program, withholding funding until “the Army submits a required assessment of the program, provides revalidation of all existing operations requirements, and certifies Department‐level guidelines for the use of … Continue reading House Armed Services Committee Halts Funding for HTS Program