Why Keeping Politics Out of the Classroom Is a Disaster for Democracy

In our hyper-polarized era, calls to “keep politics out of the classroom” are routine. But public school classrooms are precisely the place where students should be learning how to discuss and debate contentious topics…

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Meet the civil rights defender that Egypt doesn’t want you to know about

At an awards ceremony on Tuesday in Geneva, dignitaries from the United Nations and the Swiss government, along with diplomats and members of the international human rights community, will come together to recognize the work of human rights defenders worldwide at risk of persecution. But one seat will be notably empty: that of Mohamed Zaree. Egyptian…

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Ninety-five Theses Against the Democratic and Republican Duopoly

by Shawn C. Gay, Ph.D. Founder, Earth Advocacy News EA News note: A pdf version of this publication is available here. Please share the URL or pdf version of this post if you find it useful and informative. November 1, 2016 In the spirit of Martin Luther, this list of theses has been compiled as … Read moreNinety-five Theses Against the Democratic and Republican Duopoly

Christmas in July: Sanders endorses Clinton, progressives exit to Jill Stein and Green Party

Christmas for Jill Stein and the Green Party

by Shawn Gay Earth Advocacy News July 12, 2012 Dr. Jill Stein and the Green Party may be having a veritable Christmas in July. An analysis of two Twitter hashtags shows support moving from the Democratic Party to the Green Party, spurred by Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton. The great #DemExit Earlier today, Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed … Read moreChristmas in July: Sanders endorses Clinton, progressives exit to Jill Stein and Green Party

How to Make it Easier for 50 Million Americans to Vote | The Nation

Automatic registration on a national level could go a long way toward registering the 50 million Americans—a quarter of the electorate—who are not registered to vote. States like Oregon are moving from an “opt-in” registration system, where voters affirmatively must seek to register, to an “opt-out” system where eligible citizens are automatically signed up after … Read moreHow to Make it Easier for 50 Million Americans to Vote | The Nation