School bullies to face jail under law approved by French MPs

Draft legislation also proposes maximum fine of €150,000 in most serious cases The French parliament has voted to make school bullying a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison, as MPs said society needed a wake-up call on the seriousness of children targeting their peers. The proposed law was supported by EmmanuelContinue reading “School bullies to face jail under law approved by French MPs”

French sexual abuse victims denounce police mistreatment

One rape victim was asked by Paris police what she wore that day, and why she didn’t struggle more. Another woman was forced to fondle herself to demonstrate a sexual assault to a skeptical police officer. They are among thousands of French women who have denounced in a new online campaign the shocking response ofContinue reading “French sexual abuse victims denounce police mistreatment”

On Being Truly Educated – Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an eminent American theoretical linguist, cognitive scientist and philosopher, who radically changed the arena of linguistics by assuming language as a uniquely human, biologically based cognitive capacity. He suggested that innate traits in the human brain give birth to both language and grammar. The most important figure in “cognitive revolution” and “analyticContinue reading “On Being Truly Educated – Noam Chomsky”

At least 6 killed in mass shooting on Russian university campus

A gunman opened fire on a Russian university campus on Monday killing at least six people, investigators said, in the country’s second mass shooting this year to target students. Videos circulating on social media showed people throwing belongings from windows of university buildings in the central city of Perm before jumping to flee the shooter.Continue reading “At least 6 killed in mass shooting on Russian university campus”

US rightwing group targets academics with Professor Watchlist

Turning Point USA’s list gains fresh attention after it expands and some notice it disproportionately names academics of color Kellie Carter Jackson, an associate professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, had never received hate mail before. Then, in June 2020, she wrote an article about the George Floyd protests, addressing the role of riotsContinue reading “US rightwing group targets academics with Professor Watchlist”

Death threats sent to participants of US conference on Hindu nationalism

Threats force several scholars to withdraw as ‘far-right fringe groups’ accuse event of being ‘anti-Hindu’ An academic conference in the US addressing Hindu nationalism is being targeted by rightwing Hindu groups, which have sent death threats to participants and forced several scholars to withdraw. The conference, titled Dismantling Global Hindutva, which is co-sponsored by moreContinue reading “Death threats sent to participants of US conference on Hindu nationalism”

Germany’s hidden cracks: A country at a crossroads – DW Analysis

Germany may be known as Europe’s powerhouse, as a tolerant society that has learned from its dark past. But beneath the surface, Germany also faces significant challenges related to inequality, racism and democracy. DW looks at these problems that cut through German society, one month before the country goes to the polls for a landmarkContinue reading “Germany’s hidden cracks: A country at a crossroads – DW Analysis”

Teachers in England encouraged to tackle ‘incel’ movement in the classroom

New curriculum will give teachers flexibility to explore topics such as relationships and hatred of women Teachers can help counteract the rise of the “incel” movement and the dangers of misogyny with school lessons on respect for women and healthy relationships, ministers believe. A government source said that Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, expects teachersContinue reading “Teachers in England encouraged to tackle ‘incel’ movement in the classroom”

Afghanistan: Women can be educated up to university level, Taliban spokesman tells Sky News

Suhail Shaheen delivered a message to the UK prime minister and the international community saying they should “respect the aspiration of the people of Afghanistan”, and that they had a “moral obligation” to help rebuild the country. Women in Afghanistan will have the right to work and be educated up to university level, a TalibanContinue reading “Afghanistan: Women can be educated up to university level, Taliban spokesman tells Sky News”

UK students want tuition fees refunded as they face third year online

Universities are still waiting for clarity on social-distancing rules before deciding on mix of teaching, Observer survey finds Students are facing a third successive year of online learning, after an Observer analysis suggested that most universities are planning to offer a mix of in-person seminars and online lectures when term begins again this autumn. It prompted freshContinue reading “UK students want tuition fees refunded as they face third year online”

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