The Founders of Stop AAPI Hate’s Anti-Violence App Make Time’s 100 Most Influential List

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A few days ago, Time released its annual list of the 100 “most influential people.” As lists go, Time’s has always been a contingent one—as coveted as it is debated and criticized. But this year’s has some absolute powerhouses. Many deserve amplifying on all channels. Among them are the trailblazing founders of Stop AAPI Hate’s reporting tool that tracks surging violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

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Paulo Freire’s Radical Method Was Rooted in Brazil’s Historical Inequalities

In 2012, Dilma Rousseff signed into law Decree No. 12.612, making socialist pedagogue Paulo Freire the official patron of education in Brazil. It was a fitting tribute to one of the international left’s most beloved icons, and a seemingly uncontroversial one considering the grandfatherly Freire, who today would have turned one hundred years old, is among the country’s most celebrated intellectuals.
However, from the moment pen touched paper, Rousseff’s decree has set off a firestorm of criticism.

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Paulo Freire’s Radical Method Was Rooted in Brazil’s Historical Inequalities

In 2012, Dilma Rousseff signed into law Decree No. 12.612, making socialist pedagogue Paulo Freire the official patron of education in Brazil. It was a fitting tribute to one of the international left’s most beloved icons, and a seemingly uncontroversial one considering the grandfatherly Freire, who today would have turned one hundred years old, is among the country’s most celebrated intellectuals.
However, from the moment pen touched paper, Rousseff’s decree has set off a firestorm of criticism.

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Paulo Freire’s Radical Method Was Rooted in Brazil’s Historical Inequalities

In 2012, Dilma Rousseff signed into law Decree No. 12.612, making socialist pedagogue Paulo Freire the official patron of education in Brazil. It was a fitting tribute to one of the international left’s most beloved icons, and a seemingly uncontroversial one considering the grandfatherly Freire, who today would have turned one hundred years old, is among the country’s most celebrated intellectuals.
However, from the moment pen touched paper, Rousseff’s decree has set off a firestorm of criticism.

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Paulo Freire’s Radical Method Was Rooted in Brazil’s Historical Inequalities

In 2012, Dilma Rousseff signed into law Decree No. 12.612, making socialist pedagogue Paulo Freire the official patron of education in Brazil. It was a fitting tribute to one of the international left’s most beloved icons, and a seemingly uncontroversial one considering the grandfatherly Freire, who today would have turned one hundred years old, is among the country’s most celebrated intellectuals.
However, from the moment pen touched paper, Rousseff’s decree has set off a firestorm of criticism.

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The Failure of Financialized Higher Ed

Despite federal pandemic aid of $69 billion, over 650,000 jobs were lost in higher education last year, amounting to 1 out of every 8 workers. This was the most extreme decline ever witnessed in the 60-plus years that the Labor Department has tracked specific industry numbers.
In typically cruel neoliberal-managerial fashion, most of those cuts were directed at the lower ends of the pay scale, affecting already vulnerable service and support workers and adjunct professors, rather than tenured or tenure-track faculty and administrators. Some cuts were even deeper.

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The dubious rise of ivermectin as a Covid-19 treatment, explained

On June 22, Joe Rogan’s wildly popular podcast dropped a new episode in which the host and guests Bret Weinstein and Dr. Pierre Kory talk about the pandemic — and a drug that they said would defeat it.
The drug is called ivermectin, and their message was that it was a stunningly good Covid-19 treatment — “good enough to end the pandemic at any point you wanted,” said Weinstein, an evolutionary biologist and now podcaster associated with the intellectual dark web movement.

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New Arizona ‘Voter Fraud’ Report Turbocharges the Crazy

For Donald Trump’s most fervent supporters, the Republican-led Arizona Senate’s “forensic audit” of more than 2 million ballots last November offered a chance to prove election fraud, or even overturn Joe Biden’s victory. Right-wing media were enthralled by the ballot counters’ often bizarre practices, including hunts for ballots made of bamboo fibers and suspicious ballot folds that would supposedly indicate Democratic election theft.
But more than four months have passed since the initial date the report on the 2.

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Mindless, unscientific COVID rules are hindering NYC’s great comeback

Does Gotham truly want to rebound from COVID? Or do we prefer a permanently hopeless, helpless future of restrictions that are laughably unnecessary and certain to snuff out a recovery before it can gain traction?
Both possibilities were on view at a Silverstein Properties reception on the 80th floor of Three World Trade Center last week to celebrate downtown reconstruction 20 years after 9/11. Our likely next mayor, Eric Adams, was there, signifying that he means business when he says, “New York will no longer be anti-business.

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Mindless, unscientific COVID rules are hindering NYC’s great comeback

Does Gotham truly want to rebound from COVID? Or do we prefer a permanently hopeless, helpless future of restrictions that are laughably unnecessary and certain to snuff out a recovery before it can gain traction?
Both possibilities were on view at a Silverstein Properties reception on the 80th floor of Three World Trade Center last week to celebrate downtown reconstruction 20 years after 9/11. Our likely next mayor, Eric Adams, was there, signifying that he means business when he says, “New York will no longer be anti-business.

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