Time ’s “ Scold of the Year,” Greta Thunberg, told a crowd in Italy that “we will make sure we put world leaders against the wall” if they do not do what she tells them to do. On her way home, the 16-year-old Swedish eco-activist and chronic truant stopped to address a Fridays for Future gathering in Turin, Italy, at which she went the full-Fidel Castro. “Unfortunately, we probably already know the outcome. World leaders are still trying to run away from their responsibilities but we have to make sure they cannot do that. We will make sure that we put them against the wall and they will have to do their job to protect our futures,” she said, according to the Daily Mail . “Against the wall” is fairly common jargon in revolutions, especially youthful revolutions, and the accepted translation means executions — lots and lots of executions, specifically firing squads, where the old leaders are permanently removed by fresh-faced revolutionaries. During the speech, and while … [Read more...] about Nolte: Greta Thunberg Says We Will ‘Put World Leaders Against the Wall’
This week we talk to Miko Peled - Israeli author and activist & Ghadi Francis - journalist and war correspondent about what's been going on in Gaza. Human rights attorney Steven Donziger updates us on the developments of his case against multinational energy company Chevron. Chris Hedges - journalist, writer & activist remembers the Watergate scandal and how it changed history. The RT Hon Norman Baker - former MP and author discusses with George an interview with HRH The Princess of Wales. Journalist and RT America correspondent Rachel Blevins updates us on the latest headlines from the US. Journalist & political commentator Patrick Christys delves into the latest UK news. Get your calls and tweets in now! Tune in every Sunday at 2 pm EST| 7 pm CET. You can also tweet George @GeorgeGalloway We'd love to get your feedback at [email protected] … [Read more...] about All About Gaza Conflict; US; UK; COVID-19; Chevron; Environment; Watergate Scandal
This week we talk to Professor of social policy at Ulster University Deirdre Heenan about the Northern Ireland Brexit treaty. Paul Heron - senior solicitor at Public Interest Law Centre discusses how the UK government broke the law over the COVID contract. Wildlife conservationist, filmmaker & director of a conservation charity ‘Veterans 4 Wildlife’ James Glancy tells us all about wildlife conservation. Rachel Blevins - journalist and RT America correspondent brings us the latest headlines from the US. Journalist & political commentator Patrick Christys delves into the latest UK news. Tune in every Sunday at 2 pm EST| 7 pm CET. You can also tweet George @GeorgeGalloway We'd love to get your feedback at [email protected] … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland; BREXIT; Gove; Cummings; Environment and Wildlife; UK; US; COVID-19
This story about classroom design was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for the Hechinger newsletter . MIAMI — There are no walls between the seven classrooms on the third floor of the Medical Academy for Science and Technology, a former hospital that houses a magnet high school for would-be doctors, nurses, physical therapists and pharmacists. On a recent morning, the students in Isha Brown’s literature class were huddled in groups, analyzing the symbolism in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” At the other end of the basketball-court-size room, far enough to be out of earshot, students from another class took turns reciting speeches. A boy stood in front of a whiteboard in a corner, rehearsing his presentation on family planning. And on leather couches in the middle of the room, a cluster of students in scrubs chatted quietly, their IDs dangling from lanyards. The space, … [Read more...] about Wobbly chairs and rolling desks: Schools are rethinking classroom design to encourage creativity
This story about early childhood mental health was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. SAN JOSE, Calif. — Chally Grundwag, a mental health consultant, faced three teachers gathered around a pint-size preschool table. “What kind of kids really push your buttons?” she asked the group. The teachers at Kidango’s Dorsa Center in San Jose thought for a moment. “Crying ones,” one responded. “I want to say, ‘Stop crying; you’re going to be OK!’ But I can’t.” A crying toddler may be a commonplace challenge for a parent, but for teachers confronted with more than a dozen meltdowns at once, stress can spike. And overwhelmed teachers may respond in a way that upsets the children further, setting off a cycle that contributes to a high rate of suspensions and expulsions for preschool children. That’s why Grundwag is trying to help. “What do you do?” Grundwag asked the teachers who were … [Read more...] about 50,000 preschoolers are suspended each year. Can mental health training for teachers make a difference?