I have been vacillating between depression and acceptance of where we are, both as victims - fragile human beings – and as perpetrators: We are the species responsible for altering the climate system of the planet we inhabit to the point of possibly driving ourselves extinct, in addition to the 150-200 species we are already driving extinct.
Can you relate to this grieving process?
Peter McLaren's Life in Schools: An Introduction to Critical Pedagogy and the Foundations of Education argues that schools can and must become zones of popular de-indoctrination, democratic re-imagination, and resistance to capital, where teachers instill students with confidence, hope and capacity for resistance and solidarity.
Today, the bulk of the wealth is in the hands of just 80 people. Global poverty has continued to rise and it’s only going to get worse. Oxfam has predicted that if we do nothing, the wealthiest one percent of the world will control the same amount of wealth as the other 99 percent do combined.