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The American Dark Money Behind Europe’s Far Right

Mary Fitzgerald and Claire Provost The New York Review of Books
politican kissing rosary A recent openDemocracy investigation found that America’s Christian right spent at least $50 million of “dark money” to fund campaigns and advocacy in Europe over the past decade.

Stop Genocide!

Ruth Needleman Portside
The great insurgencies that brought back democracy to many countries in Latin America after decades of military dictatorship are now targets of growing assaults by police, military and private militias. From Honduras to Argentina, from Brazil to Colombia, labor, indigenous and black social movements are embattled. The governments’ criminalization of social movements is “legitimizing” death squads, murders and in some cases massacres.

Climate Confusion Among U.S. Teachers

Eric Plutzer, Mark McCaffrey, A. Lee Hannah, Joshua Rose Science
Whereas, most U.S. science teachers include climate science in their courses, their insufficient grasp of the science may hinder effective teaching. Mirroring some actors in the societal debate over climate change, many teachers repeat scientifically unsupported claims in class.
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