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eviljohngreen:

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guys, China is seriously scary

eviljohngreen:

did-you-kno:

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guys, China is seriously scary

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Students Physically Attacked for "Mic-Checking" Pro-Israel Talk in New Mexico - The Atlantic ⇢

socialismartnature:

It says a lot about Zionist supporters of Israel that their immediate response to a non-violent “mic check” by Occupy Albuquerque and Palestine solidarity activists is to make recourse to brute violence and physical intimidation.

I mean, can one even imagine the media and political frenzy if a group of Palestinians or Muslims physically assaulted Zionist students in such a way at a campus event? They’d be labelled terrorists and probably sitting in jail right now …

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A group of University of New Mexico students “mic checked” an Israel Alliance talk on their campus Thursday night, when audience members got up out of their seats and physically attacked the protesting students.

“Mic check! Nonie Darwish speaks for Israeli apartheid!,” yell the students at around 15 seconds into the video.  ”And genocide at the hands of the IDF [Israeli army]!” From there, older male audience members begin to slowly walk their way up to the students (some of them young women), and start physically pushing and attacking them. At 55 seconds in, you can see one of the students goes flying over a row of seats.

We’re still trying to gather the facts on this story, but according to the promotional flyer (right),  the title of the talk was “Why the Arab Spring Is Failing” and was being lead by speaker Nonie Darwish.  

According to uploader of the video, the students eventually filed a police report.  (Un)Occupy Albuquerque has this statement on the video:

“A group of people, who were acting in solidarity with the Palestinian people, questioned Darwish’s fear-mongering and her unqualified support for Israel. They were shouted down by pro-Israel members in the audience, who assaulted a woman, pulled her hair, and forcibly pushed another person over a row of seats. A third person was punched in the face. Pro-Israel members also destroyed a phone that was used to record the assault.”

Old white men yelling “U-S-A” to defend Zionism!?!

Source: socialismartnature

One of the great failings of our culture is the nearly universal belief that there can be anything universal. We as a culture take the same approach to living in Phoenix as in Seattle as in Miami, to the detriment of all of these landscapes. We believe that students can be given standard lesson plans and standard tests, universally applied, to the detriment of all of these students. We turn living wild trees into standardized two-by-fours. We turn living fish into fish sticks. We turn living carrots into carrot sticks. Every fish is different from every other fish. Every tree is different from every other tree. Every student is different from every other student. Every place is different from every other place. If we are ever to remember what it is to be human beings, and if we are ever to hope to begin to live sustainably in place (which is the only way to live sustainably), we will have to remember that specificity is everything. It’s the only thing we’ve got.

- Derrick Jensen, Walking on Water (via cultureofresistance)

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astrotastic:

Shit High Schoolers Say

please excuse my generation

/cries in corner/

Questo è ciò che aveva in mente la Gelmini

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industrialcracks:

Somali students in a Quranic school using wooden slates to learn.

I have used Slates like these, with wooden pens and ink too. I was a child back then. It brings out beautiful hand writing. It would be a chore to wash ‘em off though :)

What a waste of time. I mean, school itself is full of bullshits, at the end of it we know so little about the world, it’s just indoctrination.

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afrikanwomen:

ShiBire Desalegn was an Ethiopian activist and a student. 
Her name is ShiBire Desalegn. She is the first person to be killed when Meles Zenawi unleashed his forces following a peaceful protest by Addis Ababa University (AAU) students on June 6. She was shot and killed by EPRDF troops as she and her friends tried to block the road in Kotebe that leads to the Sendafa torture camp. She helped escape several AAU students from torture by helping them jump from the trucks that were taking them to Sendafa. She didn’t have any weapon. But that didn’t stop the EPRDF troops from shooting her to death.
A high caliber bullet pierced through her neck.
Because of ShiBire’s actions, some AAU students escaped torture. But because of the action and inaction of others, thousands went through unspeakable brutality in the hands of the EPRDF security forces under the direct orders of Meles Zenawi. Thirty days later, Meles Zenawi was standing next to President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair at the G8 meeting in Scotland, looking proud of his barbaric actions.
Ethiopian Review spoke with ShiBire’s mother, Wzr. Ayelech Birkneh. She is devastated by her daughter’s sudden death. As the bread winner of the family, the 21-year old ShiBire was supporting her mother and six teenage siblings. The father passed away, leaving only a 50 birr monthly pension.
ShiBire could not continue her education, because there was nobody else to support the family. Her income was not enough to support the whole family even though she worked hard. The only choice she had to generate enough income was to go to a foreign country looking for a job.
People in ShiBire’s neighborhood appreciate what she did and died for. They think she is a heroine and a role model. They talk about her with a great deal of pride. She stood up for the students who only demanded respect for the people’s vote. She paid the ultimate sacrifice trying to save others.
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La cosa triste è che, probabilmente, se avesse fatto la scelta alternativa di emigrare oggi il suo corpo sarebbe in mezzo al deserto, in fondo al mar Mediterraneo o fatto a pezzi ed alcuni suoi organi pulserebbero ai Caraibi sotto la lucida pelle di un miliardario che io stesso finanzio ogni volta che acquisto il quarto di pane da mettere a tavola e che non mangerò senza pensare ai bambini africani, come mia madre voleva facessi.

afrikanwomen:

ShiBire Desalegn was an Ethiopian activist and a student.

Her name is ShiBire Desalegn. She is the first person to be killed when Meles Zenawi unleashed his forces following a peaceful protest by Addis Ababa University (AAU) students on June 6. She was shot and killed by EPRDF troops as she and her friends tried to block the road in Kotebe that leads to the Sendafa torture camp. She helped escape several AAU students from torture by helping them jump from the trucks that were taking them to Sendafa. She didn’t have any weapon. But that didn’t stop the EPRDF troops from shooting her to death.

A high caliber bullet pierced through her neck.

Because of ShiBire’s actions, some AAU students escaped torture. But because of the action and inaction of others, thousands went through unspeakable brutality in the hands of the EPRDF security forces under the direct orders of Meles Zenawi. Thirty days later, Meles Zenawi was standing next to President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair at the G8 meeting in Scotland, looking proud of his barbaric actions.

Ethiopian Review spoke with ShiBire’s mother, Wzr. Ayelech Birkneh. She is devastated by her daughter’s sudden death. As the bread winner of the family, the 21-year old ShiBire was supporting her mother and six teenage siblings. The father passed away, leaving only a 50 birr monthly pension.

ShiBire could not continue her education, because there was nobody else to support the family. Her income was not enough to support the whole family even though she worked hard. The only choice she had to generate enough income was to go to a foreign country looking for a job.

People in ShiBire’s neighborhood appreciate what she did and died for. They think she is a heroine and a role model. They talk about her with a great deal of pride. She stood up for the students who only demanded respect for the people’s vote. She paid the ultimate sacrifice trying to save others.

—source

La cosa triste è che, probabilmente, se avesse fatto la scelta alternativa di emigrare oggi il suo corpo sarebbe in mezzo al deserto, in fondo al mar Mediterraneo o fatto a pezzi ed alcuni suoi organi pulserebbero ai Caraibi sotto la lucida pelle di un miliardario che io stesso finanzio ogni volta che acquisto il quarto di pane da mettere a tavola e che non mangerò senza pensare ai bambini africani, come mia madre voleva facessi.

Source: afrikanwomen

When you teach someone else you learn better ⇢

rubeo:

Over at Time, Annie Murphy Paul writes about the “Protégé Effect”, or why first-born children are given tools to learn that their younger siblings don’t have, or why teaching someone else is the best way to deeply learn a subject.

Students enlisted to tutor others, these researchers have found, work harder to understand the material, recall it more accurately and apply it more effectively. In what scientists have dubbed “the protégé effect,” student teachers score higher on tests than pupils who are learning only for their own sake. But how can children, still learning themselves, teach others? One answer: They can tutor younger kids. The benefits of this practice were indicated by a pair of articles published in 2007 in the journals Science and Intelligence. The studies concluded that first-born children are more intelligent than their later-born brothers and sisters and suggested that their higher IQs result from the time they spend showing their younger siblings the ropes. Educators are experimenting with ways to apply this model to academic subjects. In an ingenious program at the University of Pennsylvania, a “cascading mentoring program” engages college undergraduates to teach computer science to high school students, who in turn instruct middle school students on the topic.

this could be groundbreaking. 

Source: jtotheizzoe

uaar-it:

Studenti musulmani dello University College London, riporta il Daily Mail, stanno boicottando le lezioni sull’evoluzione, non partecipando ai seminari e presentando note ai professori in cui scrivono che “non devono studiare queste cose” perché “contrarie alla loro religione”.
(via Londra, studenti musulmani disertano seminari sull’evoluzione - UAAR Ultimissime)

Muslim medical students boycotting lectures on evolution… because it ‘clashes with the Koran’
Muslim students, including trainee doctors on one of Britain’s leading medical courses, are walking out of lectures on evolution claiming it conflicts with creationist ideas established in the Koran.
Professors at University College London have expressed concern over the increasing number of biology students boycotting lectures on Darwinist theory, which form an important part of the syllabus, citing their religion. 
Similar to the beliefs expressed by fundamentalist Christians, Muslim opponents to Darwinism maintain that Allah created the world, mankind and all known species in a single act.
Steve Jones emeritus professor of human genetics at university college London has questioned why such students would want to study biology at all when it obviously conflicts with their beliefs.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2066795/Muslim-students-walking-lectures-Darwinism-clashes-Koran.html#ixzz1fHSOuBdA

uaar-it:

Studenti musulmani dello University College London, riporta il Daily Mail, stanno boicottando le lezioni sull’evoluzione, non partecipando ai seminari e presentando note ai professori in cui scrivono che “non devono studiare queste cose” perché “contrarie alla loro religione”.

(via Londra, studenti musulmani disertano seminari sull’evoluzione - UAAR Ultimissime)

Muslim medical students boycotting lectures on evolution… because it ‘clashes with the Koran’

Muslim students, including trainee doctors on one of Britain’s leading medical courses, are walking out of lectures on evolution claiming it conflicts with creationist ideas established in the Koran.

Professors at University College London have expressed concern over the increasing number of biology students boycotting lectures on Darwinist theory, which form an important part of the syllabus, citing their religion. 

Similar to the beliefs expressed by fundamentalist Christians, Muslim opponents to Darwinism maintain that Allah created the world, mankind and all known species in a single act.

Steve Jones emeritus professor of human genetics at university college London has questioned why such students would want to study biology at all when it obviously conflicts with their beliefs.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2066795/Muslim-students-walking-lectures-Darwinism-clashes-Koran.html#ixzz1fHSOuBdA

coolchicksfromhistory:

Frances Wilson, 1961.
Frances, a 23 year old student at Tennessee State University, was expelled for her participation in the Freedom Rides along with 14 other students.  In 2008, the expelled students all received honorary doctorates from Tennessee State University.  Sadly, Frances did not live long enough to receive her degree.  

coolchicksfromhistory:

Frances Wilson, 1961.

Frances, a 23 year old student at Tennessee State University, was expelled for her participation in the Freedom Rides along with 14 other students.  In 2008, the expelled students all received honorary doctorates from Tennessee State University.  Sadly, Frances did not live long enough to receive her degree.  

Source: coolchicksfromhistory

I think there should be an open system, period. But it should be adapted to the needs and interests of the students. If somebody wants to become an engineer, let’s say, they’re going to have different educational opportunities than someone who wants to be become a philosopher.

I think education should be free. And there are a lot of ways of organizing it, but it should be geared to the ideal of helping each person, each student, achieve their goals in the best way.

- Noam Chomsky (via michaelrobinsonthoughts)

Source: chomsky.info

sciencecenter:

Female students and an astronomy model, ca. 1930’s

sciencecenter:

Female students and an astronomy model, ca. 1930’s

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moneezy:

My beautiful friends! Representing (left to right): Cameroon, Zambia, Nigeria, Ethipoia.

moneezy:

My beautiful friends! Representing (left to right): Cameroon, Zambia, Nigeria, Ethipoia.

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