Daily Archives: February 27, 2022

2022-02-27: News Headlines

Staff (2022-02-27). The mystery of what happens when we die: solved. rt.com New research suggests the point we've traditionally called "death" might have been a few seconds too early | One of the questions everyone wants the answer to may have been solved by accident. A groundbreaking study offers hard new evidence that, at the moment we shuffle off this mortal coil, our life really does flash before our eyes, challenging the very understanding of the time at which death actually occurs. |

Fight Back (2022-02-26). Minneapolis and St. Paul teachers set open-ended strike date for March 8. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On February 23, Twin Cities teachers, along with education support professionals in Minneapolis and education assistants in Saint Paul, announced that they have filed ten-day notices to begin open-ended strikes in both cities' public schools. The strikes are set to begin on Tuesday, March 8. | The educators who took strike votes in Minneapolis are members of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and they took a strike vote last week in which more than 93% of the bargaining unit voted to strike. In Saint Paul they are members of the Saint Paul Federation of Educators where more than 78% of votes…

WSWS (2022-02-26). San Mateo County Community College District students and faculty speak out against unsafe return to campus. wsws.org A student asked, "How are we meant to put our focus on education if we are fearful and stressed out about contracting this potentially deadly virus? How are teachers meant to teach us to the best of their abilities if they are constantly put at risk?"

Michael Welch (2022-02-26). CKUW Fundrive 2022: A Commitment to Decolonizing Radio. globalresearch.ca "The words of John F. Kennedy come back to haunt us. Five years ago he said, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." Increasingly, by choice or by accident, this is the role our nation has …

Richard Horton (2022-02-26). [Comment] Offline: There is no right to lie. thelancet.com Perhaps the most curious aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the flourishing of anti-science movements, despite the demonstrable triumphs of science in producing life-saving antivirals and vaccines. Mistrust of science is spreading well beyond COVID-19. Political challenges to climate action, notably the goal of net zero emissions, are growing, especially as economic stress impoverishes millions. 5G remains a target for many science sceptics. And libertarian politicians condemn scientists as unelected threats to democratic freedoms.

Fight Back (2022-02-26). Texas: UT-Austin students demand justice for Amir Locke. fightbacknews.org Austin, TX – On Thursday evening, February 24, students at the University of Texas at Austin gathered at a campus plaza to demand justice for Amir Locke, who was murdered by Minneapolis police earlier this month. The group held signs and chanted, "Hey hey, ho ho, these racist cops have got to go!" and "Say his name: Amir Locke." A few passersby joined the speak-out upon hearing the chants and reading the signs. | Jake Holtzman spoke on behalf of the Austin Students for a Democratic Society, the group that organized the hour-long event, saying, "Students for a Democratic Society stands in solidarity with the famil…

Terry Evans (2022-02-26). SF school board recall reflects capitalist rulers' political crisis. themilitant.com The ousting of three liberal members of the San Francisco school board in a recall election Feb. 15 is one more reflection of the political crisis wracking the capitalist rulers. After years of watching board members attempting to foist their "woke" politics on the cities' schools, parents organized to put the recall on the ballot and won the vote. | The outcome echoed last year's defeat of former Democratic Party Gov. Terry McAuliffe in Virginia, expressing the revulsion of working people toward high-handed actions by politicians and school administrators toward parents and students alike. | Democrats Alison Col…

_____ (2022-02-26). An HBCU Roundtable On Violence And Accountability. popularresistance.org Historically Black Colleges and Universities, most of which are concentrated in the South, hold contrasting legacies as both safe havens for Black students and frequent targets of violence. Last week, Scalawag hosted a live Twitter conversation with journalists who are both current and former students of HBCUs to discuss the broader contexts they have experienced and written about around student safety. | This is a conversation with renewed urgency: As panelist Adam Harris, a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of The State Must Provide, pointed out, there hasn't been a week in February this year without…

WSWS (2022-02-26). "The US has been at war the entirety of our lives"—Students in the US denounce warmongering against Russia. wsws.org A high school student said: "It's pretty horrifying. The Cold War was called the Cold War because we didn't actually physically fight Russia. Now we're back to the threat of nuclear war; it seems almost unprecedented, the way that we're aggravating Russia."

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