Let’s talk about blame, leaks, and why we won’t be ready – Beau of the Fifth Column

Ipsos poll shows tie on eve of Peru’s election, with Fujimori slightly ahead

An Ipsos poll on Saturday afternoon showed Peru’s runoff presidential election still locked in a statistical tie, but right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori is slightly ahead of leftist Pedro Castillo, by a 0.7 percentage point margin. Peruvians will head to the polls on Sunday in a bitterly divisive election that has pitted Fujimori, the daughter ofContinue reading “Ipsos poll shows tie on eve of Peru’s election, with Fujimori slightly ahead”

High School Valedictorian Swaps Speech To Speak Out Against Texas’ New Abortion Law

The speech that high school valedictorian Paxton Smith pulled from inside her graduation gown was not the one she had shown the school. So she took a deep breath before launching into it, wondering whether she would be allowed to share her thoughts about Texas’ new restrictive abortion law. “I cannot give up this platformContinue reading “High School Valedictorian Swaps Speech To Speak Out Against Texas’ New Abortion Law”

BBC sparks outrage after removing content following pressure from pro-Israel lobby

The BBC has removed a series of educational videos about Palestine and the origins of the ongoing Israeli occupation and ethnic cleansing, following pressure from a pro-Israel lobbyist organisation, UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI). The videos formed part of a 7-part GCSE Bitesize series, and were intended to teach school children the facts about the decades-long Israeli colonisation ofContinue reading “BBC sparks outrage after removing content following pressure from pro-Israel lobby”

Montana’s top prosecutor bans critical race theory programs

Montana’s top prosecutor issued an opinion Thursday labeling critical race theory and some antiracism programs taught in schools as “discriminatory” and said they violate federal and state law. Republican Attorney General Austin Knudsen’s decision bans the activities — which are also used for employee training — in the state. It came after Republican Superintendent ofContinue reading “Montana’s top prosecutor bans critical race theory programs”

What History Was, Is, and Will Be: Crash Course European History #50

At the end of our journey through modern European history, we’re taking an episode to look back at how the practice of history developed and what the aim and goals and purpose of history have been. We’ll also take time to consider how we should approach history research and writing going forward.

As schools reopen in Myanmar, teachers and students set to defy junta

Schools in Myanmar will open on Tuesday for the first time since the military seized power, but teachers and students are set to defy the junta’s calls for full classrooms in a show of resistance. Four months of national turmoil have followed the February ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, with more than 800Continue reading “As schools reopen in Myanmar, teachers and students set to defy junta”

Why the UK’s Race Report Sparked a Backlash – VICE

Still Here: On May 25th a reckoning with systemic racism was reignited. It’s still here — and so are we. A report from the UK Government, published in the wake of George Floyd’s death, stated that institutional racism doesn’t exist in the UK’s education, housing or health systems, and that people should look to findContinue reading “Why the UK’s Race Report Sparked a Backlash – VICE”

Protests East and West: Crash Course European History #45

The post-World War II decades in Europe are sometimes called the Thirty Glorious Years. As those years wore on, tensions between East and West grew, and economic growth slowed or was unevenly distributed across Europe, protests and dissent arose across the continent. Note from Among the Fray: Now that we have finished World History, weContinue reading “Protests East and West: Crash Course European History #45”

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