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Rethinking the 4th of July

By Bill Bigelow
Apart from the noise pollution, air pollution, and flying debris pollution, there is something profoundly inappropriate about blowing off fireworks at a time when the United States is waging war with real fireworks around the world. To cite just one example, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London found recently that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan alone have killed more than 200 people, including at least 60 children.
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The Politics of Thanksgiving Day

By William Loren Katz With family excitement building with the approach of Thanksgiving, you would never know November was Native American History Month. President Obama had publicly announced the month, but many more Americans will be paying attention to his announcement of Thanksgiving.
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Check Your Curriculum: Are Native Americans in the Past Tense?

For Native American Heritage Month, we highly recommend the article “‘All Indians Are Dead?’ At Least That’s What Most Schools Teach Children,” based on a recently released study called "Manifesting Destiny: Re/presentations of Indigenous Peoples in K–12 U.S. History Standards." The article can inspire an examination of the curriculum and books in our schools.
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