Black Lives Matter in the Public Schools
Teachers in public schools around the country held a “Black Lives Matter Week of Action,” last week, demanding an end to “zero tolerance” student disciplinary policies, the hiring of more Black teachers and mandatory Black history/ethnic studies in grades K-12n, said Deborah Menkart, of Teaching for Change.
U.S. Attack on Syrian Troops Illegitimate
The U.S. has no basis for claiming “legitimate self-defense” to justify its recent killing of about 100 Syrian soldiers, according to Dr. Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois. “That’s bull-twaddle,” said Boyle. “We have no legal authority to have invaded the country in the first place, especially against the wishes of the legitimate government.”
No Major U.S. Opposition to War
It’s bad enough that the Trump administration’s recently released Nuclear Posture Review makes the use of nuclear weapons more likely, said Greg Mello, of the Los Alamos Study Group. On top of that, “We don’t have any real, senior level, Democratic Party opposition to war,” said Mello. “Liberals and progressives have been manipulated to be the tacit allies of the military-industrial-complex in vilifying Russia.”
Wall Street’s Caribbean Crime Spree
Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean, by UCLA historian Peter Hudson, “is a beautiful, innovative, angry and impeccably researched text,” said Dr. Deborah Thomas, professor of anthropology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. “The theoretical force of the book is embedded in its story-telling.”
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