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Things are starting to change. What future do we want?

The political left and alt-right will use technology (incl. #AI/#AGI) & near-certain runaway #climate change. How to turn threats into opportunities? An intro to #ExtinctionRebellion research: vimeo.com/297453366 1/n
This film introduces a political theory on necessary conditions for climate mitigation (a.k.a.: "saving the world"). Let's call this theory "carbon language" until we find a better term. Don't worry, this thread will be short and easy to understand. vimeo.com/297679220 2/n
Indeed, this thread is entirely unscientific because science can tell us only how to save the world, not why. Why preserve life on Earth? Why live good lives? These are ethical questions; their answers depend on our values, and if we want to mitigate climate change, we will 3/n
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New @theRSAorg publication out today. Ideas for a 21st Century Enlightenment. It is accompanied by a survey that shows deep pessimism about the future and a strong desire to reach beyond #Brexit thersa.org/discover/publi…
75% see #brexit as distracting from other pressing issues - both remain and leave supporters agree. People do trust experts. But they want a greater voice and say themselves. Only 21% think Britain will be better in 2030 than today. And yet, we don't despair.
We propose a new way forward on education - @JulianAstle and @LauraJPartridge explore what education for enlightenment looks like - mission-led by teachers, parents, and communities. thersa.org/discover/educa… #edutwitter #education
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💡Ideas for inviting students to share their backgrounds without pressuring or positioning them to speak as representatives of their culture {thread} 🔽
#edchat #education
1. Get to know every student as an individual, starting from day 1 -- meet families when possible (e.g. @ #backtoschool night, etc).
(This MIGHT also give insight into whether they even identify w/ another background, heritage, etc)
2. Assuming you know your student well, you should have a sense of how knowledgeable she is about her family's background & MORE IMPORTANTLY, whether he or she is even the kind of kid who would want to share anything about it with the class.
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Meet Tabitha, a 16-year-old schoolgirl from @BornoGovt. For #DayOfTheGirl, she shared with us her experience on being out of school!
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"I was once like many other girls & boys who are out of school. There was a time in my village when insurgents burnt down the school in my village. I was forced to stay at home for 6 months. Life became difficult as I was faced with a very bleak future."
"Thank God I was lucky to be given a chance to go back to school when schools were reopened in Borno State. I always wonder what life will be like if my dream of further education was cut short. I think about the many girls & boys that are out of school."
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Trump and Mussolini: 11 Key Lessons from Historical Fascism

Italian fascism provides a better model for our moment than Nazi Germany—and the comparison is not encouraging.

By: @Anis_Shivani for @AlterNet
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Fascism is a religion. The 20th century will be known in history as the century of fascism.
〰️ Benito Mussolini

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I’d like to draw some comparisons and contrasts between our present situation and that of #fascist Italy between 1922 and 1945. I choose fascist #Italy rather than #Nazi #Germany because it has always seemed to me a better comparison.
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Just for a bit of balance when I was trying to get out of special ‘schooling’ in the 1980s none of the local public schools in Campbelltown NSW would take me. Only a local Marist school was accessible & made the effort #schools #education
The principal of one public school looked at me, snorted and said ‘well what are we going to do with this little problem hey?’
The second public school said I’d have to skip maths & science classes and do them in a corridor or the library
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Extremely f**ked up over, though not surprised by, the realization that Maslow borrowed heavily/stole from the Blackfeet Nation/Blackfoot people to build what we know as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Of course he Westernized it to remove spirituality
(as did the original "founders" of this country that stole our system of government from the Iroquois People when they removed spirituality as the fourth component of governance), and made it an individual model rather than a communal model, despite needing community
(e.g., ancestors, elders, etc), to reach those levels. When he was stuck on his model, he visited his anthropology buddies on the reservation and began talking to elders about their ways of life. Everything was revealed to him and he published his model not long after.
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@VanTaylorTX @TexasGOP @GregAbbott_TX @candynoble @MattShaheen @Susan_Fletcher @leachfortexas @CollinCtyVotes @CollinGOP @Scott_SanfordTX Let's see, Van ... We're presently #5 in teen birth rate (per @HHSGov), & the state ed #abstinenceonly policy seems tailor-made to make us #1 there. In fact, the stats say almost one-in-five of US births to girls <15 were right here in Texas. #winning 1/
@VanTaylorTX @TexasGOP @GregAbbott_TX @candynoble @MattShaheen @Susan_Fletcher @leachfortexas @CollinCtyVotes @CollinGOP @Scott_SanfordTX @HHSGov In your quest for first, Van, you'll be glad to know we're #1 already for #uninsured people AND #1 when it comes to least #HealthcareAccess (incl. DC!). We do have a little ways to go on cost; we're only 6th #mostexpensive. Keep denying that expansion! 2/

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@VanTaylorTX @TexasGOP @GregAbbott_TX @candynoble @MattShaheen @Susan_Fletcher @leachfortexas @CollinCtyVotes @CollinGOP @Scott_SanfordTX @HHSGov Wanna be the worst place for #children, Van? Texas is almost there! According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation #KidsCount assessment, we're the 3rd-worst for family and community (#47/50) & 9th-worst for #childhealth. Isn't that exciting? /3

riograndeguardian.com/report-texas-o…
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This is a thread on the repealed #Ontario health & education curriculum. Let’s start with the most important point. IT IS NOT SEX ED. The curriculum is HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION. @fordnation uses hot button terms like #SexEd to fire up religious extremists
Before you make any comments regarding the content of the curriculum...read it: …consentcultureorg.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/health…
Since so many critics of the updated curriculum are aghast at the disgusting content to be taught to our innocent lil munchkins starting at the tender age of 5, this thread focuses only on gr 1-3
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At dinner, I learned more about corruption + racism built into society by our masters. A book we discussed (Zinn) was used as part of this "Left" resource's bibliography. I had to share. [A thread]

@BlackSocialists - thoughts on this resource?

historyisaweapon.com/indextrue.html
It very simply lays out the case that we are all being controlled. It covers hidden history of the United States including their (and, due to the systems created by our masters, our) racism. 

#racism #systemicracism #history
If you haven't been in school for a while (or are in a terrible school), some of the words might trip you up. Dictionary.com and Wikipedia.org are two good resources to help you.
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So schaut aus, die Orbán-Regierung in Ungarn.
Eine Regierung, die gerade angekündigt hat, dass Gender Studies an Universitäten verboten werden.
There are only 2 universities in #Hungary, that award M.A.degrees in gender studies.
Although gender studies has been offered for years by hundreds of universities in Europe and North America, Hung.universities did not offer the discipline until last year
"Just when you think you can't go downhill from where you are: the Hungarian government has just announced a decree to ban gender studies at all Hungarian universities." Open Letter by @alengyel #Hungary facebook.com/freiepresseung… #genderstudies #gender #education
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Arguments that #libraries are beneficial really don't have anything to do with the #consent argument against #taxation, so they are really quite uninteresting, and not at all even an argumentative response to the good professor. That being said, it's important to understand…
#Libraries are terribly underfunded, when they should be a top priority for civic spending. It is not inconsistent to be pro library funding and con taxation, if you argue for a #noncoercive yet still #compulsory financing source, i.e. Just Rent #LVT. Most libraries cannot…
accept donated books, because they simply cannot afford the staff and infrastructure required to preserve and maintain an ever-growing stock of physical texts. #Libraries must therefore concentrate on what items #librarians deem important or popular in their community. …
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The closures that @Rachael_Swindon highlights should also been seen in the context of government policy. She is completely right that this is how the Tories are reducing #socialmobility but it is also how they are reducing access to other vital services for the most vulnerable.
It has long been government policy (in common with other countries) that people should access government services online. Other countries recognise that there is a need to keep other options open to protect the most vulnerable. The UK government took a different approach.
The UK government decided to tell people who had difficulty accessing #digital services that they should go to the #library where staff would help them. They then gave no funding for the training of library staff or for their time or for the equipment needed.

#Librariesmatter
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Time to talk about women's reproductive health and dispel a few myths. I'm not one for long threads, so bear with me here. I have a lot of thoughts on this.

The main thing I think gets lost in partisan rhetoric is that we ALL want there to be fewer abortions. But how?
#RoeVWade
2) Let's start with a universal truth.

🔥Making abortions illegal does not make them less common.🔥

Ever.

#LegalSafeRare

dailykos.com/stories/2018/3… Abortion rates are not lower in places where it is illegal.
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Just in case you thought this was an American phenomena.

It's not.

Other countries have learned the hard way that punitive measures don't work.
#RoevWade

economist.com/international/… Abortion is as common in countries where it is illegal as it is where it is legal.
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📺 If you’ve ever seen the show “How I met your mother” you're familiar the game “Have you met Ted?” where Barney tries to introduce his friend Ted to a girl.

😎Well, we're going to play a variation of that game.

🌊So, have you met your SC Democratic Candidates?

#GOTV #SCPol
➡️This thread will introduce a new candidate at least once a day, & give you the opportunity to get to know the people that want to represent you though their media.

➡️Check out their platforms, then volunteer, donate and VOTE! They need you to do your part!

#BeTheChange
📣Ok, First up: Have you met @JamesSmithSC ?

➡️He's a husband, father, Veteran and a proven leader.

👊🏽He'll fight for Veterans, Healthcare, Education, & the Environment.

☑️Check him out and donate here: jamessmith.com

#BeAVoter #AGovernorForAllOfUs #SmithNorell
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"The 25 points of the NSDAP Program were composed by Adolf Hitler and Anton Drexler. They were publically presented on 24 February 1920 "to a crowd of almost 2K and every single point was accepted amid jubilant approval." (Mein Kampf, Volume II, Chapter I)
"Hitler explained their purpose in the fifth chapter of the second volume of Mein Kampf: hitler.org/writings/progr…
"THE COMMON INTEREST BEFORE SELF-INTEREST - THAT IS THE SPIRIT OF THE PROGRAM. BREAKING OF THE THRALDOM OF INTEREST - THAT IS THE KERNEL OF #NATIONALSOCIALISM.
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“We have this idea that #machines can liberate us from repetitive tasks, but there are different templates to use this #technology...” @PauloBlikstein #AIED2018 @AIEDconf | @uclknowledgelab @EDUCATEldn @AIConf2018 @brussels_ai @digityser @results4dev @CEInnovations @audreywatters
“Another element in this template, is that #learning happens at different paces... it changes from person to person ... but the awareness of the limitations has somehow been lost over the decades” @PauloBlikstein #AIed @AIEDconf #personalizedlearning @uclknowledgelab @EDUCATEldn
But...here’s the problem

“There is a big problem with this template that we have been using for decades ... in using this map...” @PauloBlikstein

#AIed18 #ISTE18 #EdMedia18 #DISummit @AIEDconf @uclknowledgelab @EDUCATEldn @EdSurge #Edtech @PodcastEdtech @EdtechukHQ
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@ShawnMcGuirk @CFAMMcan @mcgillu @santecannabis @trinafraser #ACMPR highlights #WeedLikeToKnow :
- limit of <30-day supply or 150g
- LP delivery by mail only, no retail point of sale
- medical doc lasts 1 year
- storage limit (to be removed soon with #CannabisAct )
- Soon, might be able to transfer from one licensed producer to another
@ShawnMcGuirk @CFAMMcan @mcgillu @santecannabis @trinafraser #CannabisAct Bill #C45 removes #cannabis from #cdsa, separate act will be created for regulation of cannabis
- Can grow up to 4 plants (debated) in dwelling
- legal limit up to 30g in public
- anticipate royal ascent by end of June, coming into force Sept/Oct 2018
#WeedLikeToKnow
@ShawnMcGuirk @CFAMMcan @mcgillu @santecannabis @trinafraser There is still reluctance in prescribing #MedicalCannabis, and there is lack of point of sale (still will have to be by mail), excise tax and HST/GST upcoming, lack of drug plan coverage.
#WeedLikeToKnow #SPEforum
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1. In new @ShorensteinCtr study, we assess $1.8B distributed by 6.5K foundations supporting journ & media btwn 2010-15, focusing on grants to digital news nonprofits. Study: goo.gl/CYiHzV Summary: goo.gl/BQ6czx Interactive Graphics: goo.gl/Gbz7Gw
2. About a 1/3 of funding or $570M was dedicated to journalism higher ed, the Newseum, journalism fellowships, and journalism R&D. An additional 44% or $795 million supported public media & 5% or about $81 million backed nonprofit magazines. #newsfunding @ShorensteinCtr
3. In comparison, 20% or $331M directly supported national, local/state & university news nonprofits like @ProPublica, @TexasTribune & @IRW. #newsfunding @ShorensteinCtr
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Listening to the opening remarks for the #EdTech Winter School by @cristobalcobo.

'Not everything that counts can be counted'

#edtech #educhat #edchat
'Create connections to re-think #education inntje age of digital technology.'

#EdTechUy #EdChat #DigitalEducation
The first session of the Winter School is lead by @lucipangrazio on young people's literacies in the digital age.

#EdTechUy #EdChat #DigitalEducation #ChildRightsChat
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