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  • When Freedom of Speech Doesn’t Apply

    by Rebel Fagin AIPAC and 500 pro-Israel organizations spent $3,604,905 during the 2016 U.S. election, while pro-Arab organizations spent $17,750. Despite the money, not all the pro-Israel-backed candidates won. But with the backing of wealthy pro-Israel people such as Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Michael Bloomberg, Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, and...
  • High School Students: Call for Student Work!

    CALL FOR STUDENT WORK: SCHOOL VIOLENCE #booststudents #amplifystudents Educators often talk about the need for an authentic audience for student creators. CML ConnectED/GCMLP invites students and other young people to submit content for publication on the subject of activism related to violence in schools, especially gun violence. What kind...
  • Boston: No More Police Brutality!

    Weave News Social Media Director Nicole Eigbrett reports on mass action in the city of Boston. “Organized by Mass Action Against Police Brutality (MAAPB), the Not1More Rally Against Police Brutality gathered more than 120 activists, students, Boston residents, and concerned community members on a rainy, chilly day. Organizers felt...
  • Student Voice and Problems of Journalism

    In Spring 2017, I had the pleasure of sitting in for journalism teacher Kevin Coen at Springfield High School in Vermont. I was there for the last quarter, about half of this semester-long course. With Kevin, the students had delved into press function (via the Constitution and the market),...
  • Inaugurating the Weave News Story of the Month

    GCMLP Partner Weave News, founded in 2007, at St. Lawrence University, is grounded in the concept of citizen journalism: the idea that ordinary people can act as journalists by gathering and sharing information about what is happening in the world. Weave News seeks to fill in the deeper context surrounding important contemporary...