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MAY 21, 2015 - New Statesman

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Leader: As the Tories begin their cuts, Labour must be up to the task of challenging them

It is vital that Labour’s necessary period of self-examination does not slip into self-destruction. Home Secretary Theresa May arrives for the first Conservative cabinet meeting of this parliament. Photo: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images Opposition is the oldest function of the British parliament. When power was still vested in the monarch, it was parliament where opposition to his measures – and his ...

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MAY 14, 2015 - New Statesman

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Voters can be misinformed by the media - it's time for basic political education in schools

It's time we taught children to learn to cut through media misinformation about politics. Political power should begin in the classroom. Photo: Getty Can you remember when it was exactly that you learned about the House of Lords? As a question, it’s no “where were you when Princess Diana died?” but bear with me. Despite its tedious nature, it’s an ...

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MAY 14, 2015 - New Statesman

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The British public is wrong about almost everything - it's time for basic political education in schools

It's time we taught children to learn to cut through media misinformation about politics. Political power should begin in the classroom. Photo: Getty Can you remember when it was exactly that you learned about the House of Lords? As a question, it’s no “where were you when Princess Diana died?” but bear with me. Despite its tedious nature, it’s an ...

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MAY 14, 2015 - American Prospect

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The Civil Rights Movement and the Politics of Memory

Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement shape the way we comprehend and respond to a protest that remains sharply contested. The civil rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s aimed to remove racial barriers that confined, degraded, and marginalized racial minorities, particularly blacks. After half a century, people today recall the movement in different ways for different purposes. The filter ...

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MAY 12, 2015 - Huffington Post

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State Lawmakers Fighting Climate Change Face Big Conflict Over Pension Funds

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Some state lawmakers are pushing public pension funds to dump stock in the fossil fuel companies they blame for climate change. But those in charge of the investments worry ...

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