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  • Physical Education Takes a Hit: Testing Mania Is Making US Kids Sick

    By Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout | News Analysis

    Kids, experts agree, should be physically active and should not spend all of their time sitting in class or lazing in front of a TV or electronic screen at home. (Photo: Playground and Scratched via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO)Kids, experts agree, should be physically active and should not spend all of their time sitting in class or lazing in front of a TV or electronic screen at home. (Photo: Playground and Scratched via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO)

    Cutbacks in physical education, combined with huge increases in sedentary test prep, have contributed to escalating childhood obesity and illness rates throughout the United States.

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  • The US From Abroad: Still Seen as a Strange Liberator

    The US From Abroad: Still Seen as a Strange Liberator

    By Pierre Guerlain, Truthout | Op-Ed

    The US can sell itself as a "land of the free" and home of democracy only domestically; outside its borders, this propaganda is either ridiculed or accepted as necessary hypocrisy to achieve a higher goal.

    In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr., in his famous "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech, said: "They must see Americans as strange liberators." Things have not changed that much almost 50 years later.

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  • Disposable Futures: Critique of Violence

    Disposable Futures: Critique of Violence

    By Brad Evans and Henry A Giroux, City Lights Books | Book Excerpt

    Imagine a world that proclaims an end to the brutality of colonialism, all the while continuing to consciously vilify, target, incarcerate and kill those of a different color. Imagine a world where the forces of militarism have become so ingrained that they are inseparable from the daily functioning of civic life.... It is a world most people experience on a daily basis - a world we understand as neoliberalism.

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