Thursday, November 30, 2023

In the shadow of the classroom: the rising tide of harassment facing Palestinian students...

A harrowing inside look at the escalating tensions within American grade schools, where Palestinian and Muslim students grapple with a distressing wave of harassment, intimidation, and the struggle for identity amidst conflict.

We must be relentless in humanizing Palestinians

The human cost of conflict: reckoning with the dehumanization in the Israeli-Palestinian struggle.

Fighting billionaires’ control of the media, individual news vouchers

People who really want to do something to reduce the power of billionaires should get behind it.

NYT ignores dissent to convey image of Jewish unanimity

Did the Times piece weaponize Jewish grief?

The growing movement to bring back community grief and ritual

A free and open community grief-tending event in Berkeley, California, set an example for coming to terms with loss—of people we love and of nature.

AI tech could require as much electricity as a small nation, study finds

AI has limitations and shouldn’t be used for everything, especially considering its privacy concerns and high energy demand.

Book bans in Texas spread as new state law takes effect

According to the American Library Association, Texas was home to the most attempts to ban or restrict books in 2022.

NPR falsely claims its reporter is the only one to visit Nicaragua

This led into a harrowing story of how its reporter arrived in Nicaragua…and reported without incident.

Artificial intelligence: profit versus freedom

As with previous technological breakthroughs, AI places on society’s agenda both new issues and old contentious ones.

A telling tale of two press lords

Rupert Murdoch made the world safe for grand fortune. E.W. Scripps had a better idea.