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"Democracy has to be reborn with each new generation ... and education is the midwife."
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Skepticism 101 » The Baloney Detection Kit Sandwich (Infographic) Chomsky on Edward Bernays Father of Propaganda. Bully, coward, victim? Inside the sinister world of Trump mentor Roy Cohn. Back in 2004, with the documentary Heir to an Execution, Ivy Meeropol began the decades-spanning project of exorcising the demon haunting her family.

Bully, coward, victim? Inside the sinister world of Trump mentor Roy Cohn

The Academy-shortlisted film sheds some light on the dark heritage of the Meeropol kids, descended as they are from Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the couple executed by the United States government in 1953 having been convicted of sharing military secrets with the Soviet Union. Jonathan Haidt Explains How Social Media Drives Polarization. How dangerous is Jordan B Peterson, the rightwing professor who 'hit a hornets' nest'? Frame Shift Consulting. Now that we all know about bias in the workplace, what can we do to stop it?

Frame Shift Consulting

The Ally Skills Workshop teaches simple everyday ways for people to use their privilege and influence to support people who are targets of systemic oppression in their workplaces and communities.

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Bibliography on Fake News Resources. Public Petitions. Clash of the Titans: Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault Debate Human Nature & Power on Dutch TV, 1971. Today, we’re revisiting the clash of two intellectual titans, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault.

Clash of the Titans: Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault Debate Human Nature & Power on Dutch TV, 1971

In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, the American linguist and the French theorist/historian of ideas appeared on Dutch TV to debate a fundamental question: Is there such a thing as innate human nature? Or are we shaped by experiences and the power of cultural and social institutions around us? The thinkers answered these questions rather differently, giving viewers a fairly succinct introduction to their basic theories of language, knowledge, power and beyond. Conflictbooklet. Conversations that Matter!

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Crucial Conversations. Data Media/Journalism. Democracy 2.0. Digital citizenship. Display your sense of civility and democracy and buy a yard sign — Petworth News. Update: Sales have closed.

Display your sense of civility and democracy and buy a yard sign — Petworth News

Essential Elements of Dignity Hicks. Essential Partners. Evaluating Websites - Determining Truth. Fact Checking Sites. Guest Post: A post-election guide to changing hearts and minds. [Trigger warnings: sexual assault, racist police violence, anti-Muslim bigotry, anti-Semitism, child sexual abuse]

Guest Post: A post-election guide to changing hearts and minds

Holding Difficult Conversations. Holding Difficult Conversations, Further Education Teacher Training from the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace A bespoke training programme to build confidence and key skills in holding conversations safely and effectively with students around the topic of extremism.

Holding Difficult Conversations

This course is for frontline education staff from schools and colleges: teachers, personal tutors, safeguarding leads and pastoral staff should attend. This session is led by the Foundation for Peace, drawing on its work as a leading UK and European deliverer of Prevention based programmes with young people, schools and wider communities.

The Prevent Duty: the obligation on statutory bodies to prevent people becoming drawn into extremism, places significant obligations on schools. Home - The School for Peace. How to sort Fact from Fiction; or how to spot fake news! Individuals and Society. Leonard Cohen - Democracy. Log In. Media and Manipulation. Media Literacy Resources. NCDD Resource Center. On Being with Krista Tippett — The Big Questions of Meaning. Participate in NCDD’s #BridgingOurDivides Campaign. People Power.

Politics. Promoting students’ ownership of their own education through critical dialogue and democratic self-governance. The Fellowship of Reconciliation. If you have attended past Seabeck conferences, this 2016 FOR Centennial Seabeck Conference will be a different experience than you have had before.

The Fellowship of Reconciliation

If this is your first year, then you are in for a real treat. The FOR Seabeck Conference Planning Committee has decided to try to keep all the workshops focused on the central theme of the conference this year: strategic nonviolence (also referred to as nonviolent struggle, nonvilent conflict or civil resistance). Strategic nonviolence is a way to move beyond one-off demonstrations that take place in reaction to a specific issue or event toward providing a movement the capability of actually choosing which issues it will engage, and when and how that engagement will take place. It involves creative planning and organization, and may involve actions that take place in several cities, states, or even nations.

Resources: Books about Strategic Nonviolence: (Core Concepts)

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Red Blue Divide Guide. Repressive Tolerance, by Herbert Marcuse (1965) THIS essay examines the idea of tolerance in our advanced industrial society.

Repressive Tolerance, by Herbert Marcuse (1965)

National Institute for Civil Discourse. Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry. Student Rights and the Role of Faculty. By Maryellen Weimer, PhD.

Student Rights and the Role of Faculty

Talking Back to Hate. The Greedy Old Party. Thinking / Debate. We Have to Talk: A Step-By-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations. Think of a conversation you’ve been putting off.

We Have to Talk: A Step-By-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations

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