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The Secret History of Superdelegates

712 Democratic officials will decide whether Clinton or Sanders wins the nomination. An In These Timesinvestigation shows that’s just what the party planned all along.
BY BRANKO MARCETIC
The private meetings that led to the creation of superdelegates have never been published or made public — until now.
BY IN THESE TIMES EDITORS
The paper seems bent on taking down Bernie.
BY ADAM JOHNSON
Finkelstein’s book is a call for Jewish suffering to be seen as part of the larger history of suffering under colonialism.
BY MAX AJL
A member of the 1982 commission explains why they created superdelegates and what they hoped to prevent.
BY BRANKO MARCETIC

WORKING IN THESE TIMES

The Verizon Strike Is Not Just About Wages. It Is About Power and Domination Over Workers.

Corporations love the ‘sharing economy’ because it’s built on one thing: greed.
BY ALEX GOUREVITCH

RURAL AMERICA IN THESE TIMES

Big Oil Plots to Exclude Public from Public Land Auctions

Keep It In The Ground is a campaign based on the principle that fossil fuels on public lands must be left inthe ground.
BY STEVE HORN

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May 2016

Brazil, failure to reform; waiting for the Tobin tax; Iran elections, high hopes, little change; US, retreat into isolationism? Calais Jungle, the inside story; Ukraine’s healthcare timebomb; Japan, a women’s place? UK, India caste rules linger on; German American kultur war… and more…

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SPLC The Trump Effect cover

Between March 23 and April 2, 2016, Teaching Tolerance surveyed approximately 2,000 teachers, asking them how the presidential campaign was affecting their students and their teaching. The results indicated that the campaign is having a profoundly negative impact on schoolchildren across the country, producing an alarming level of fear and anxiety among children of color and inflaming racial and ethnic tensions in the classroom. Many students worry about being deported. Many educators fear teaching about the election at all.

A synthesis of our survey results make up the content of this report:The Trump Effect: The Impact of the Presidential Campaign on Our Nation’s Schools. A  complete listing of the 5,000 survey comment is available here.

excerpts:

“My students are terrified of Donald Trump,” says one teacher from a middle school with a large population of African-American Muslims. “They think that if he’s elected, all black people will get sent back to Africa.”

“A Portland, Oregon, middle school teacher reported that her principal had imposed a “gag order” on teachers, prohibiting them from talking about the election. But the order didn’t stop one of her students from telling an immigrant classmate, “When Trump wins, you and your family will get sent back.” On the survey she posed the question, “What does a teacher do? I can assure you that if a student says that loudly and brazenly in class, far worse is happening in the hallway.”

::: simply click cover pic above to access report in pdf @ teachingtolerance.org :::

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