Many governments and the mainstream media give a very incomplete and one-sided picture of the causes and conduct of the war in Gaza and Israel. It's often said that 'The first casualty of war is truth' (and the rest are mostly civilians!) For this who would like a more complete picture, here are some highly-regarded sources that I found useful: … [Read more...] about Gaza & Israel — A More Complete Picture
If you haven’t seen it yet, you might be interested in this video of AOC and what was a live conversation about the events of January 6, what needs to happen now, and the effects of trauma. AOC makes clear that hers is not the only story or the most important story — but it will give you an idea what it was like and why just 'moving on' is not a reasonable or acceptable option. … [Read more...] about What was it like on January 6?
PBS recently republished a column by Rusul Airubail titled 'Why educators still need to talk about 9/11 — and Islamophobia'. I think this applies equally to adults and is actually very closely related to current experiences of racism and violence. It is still critical to provide safe spaces for children and adults to discuss the wave of Islamophobia that swept the US, with … [Read more...] about Connecting the Dots (2)