A longtime educator has created an increasingly popular lesson that turns the classroom into a courtroom and asks students to put Columbus, his crew, the King and Queen of Spain and the indigenous people on trial for murder.
Rosalyn LaPier, Drew Pendergrass
Harvard Political Review
I would say that science plays many roles in society; it definitely plays many roles in a democratic society. It is impossible to be completely apolitical, but I think that science is nonpartisan. There really is a difference between being not partisan and being political.
The world has been shocked by North Dakota’s violent reaction to the anti-oil pipeline resistance at Standing Rock. For the better part of a year, people have watched via social media, then increasingly on conventional media outlets, as heavily armed law enforcement officers and private contractors attacked unarmed civilians with rubber bullets, mace, tear gas, batons, and water cannons in sub-freezing temperatures.
Please call the following agencies now! Governor, Morton County Sheriff, ND National Guard. Demand that law enforcement STAND DOWN on Highway 1806. There is no room in a democracy to fire hose, tear gas or use rubber bullets on peaceful, unarmed water protectors.
Amy Goodman, Matt Taibbi, Trevor Timm
Democracy Now! / Rolling Stone / Freedom of the Press Foundation
A North Dakota state prosecutor has sought to charge award-winning journalist Amy Goodman with participating in a "riot" for filming an attack on Native American-led anti-pipeline protesters. The new charge comes after the prosecutor dropped criminal trespassing charges. Democracy Now!’s report went viral online and was viewed more than 14 million times on Facebook
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