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  • Without Clear Regulations, Disabled Children Regularly Restrained and Isolated in School

    By Eleanor J Bader, Truthout | Report

    2014 731 iso sw(Image: woodleywonderworks / Flickr; Edited: EL / TO)Ask most parents, and they'll probably tell you that they send their children to school to learn reading, writing and arithmetic. At the same time, schools have always done more than this, teaching children to mediate conflict, socialize with peers, and demonstrate self-control and discipline.

    But what happens when children, especially those in pre-K and elementary school, refuse to behave as expected? In some places the answer is to isolate the unruly child, or restrain him or her so that lashing out becomes impossible.

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  • A National Disgrace: Violence Against Native Women

    A National Disgrace: Violence Against Native Women

    By Tanya H. Lee, Truthout | Report

    Violence against Native-American and Alaska Native women is a national disgrace. The federal government has made some efforts to reduce that violence, but there is a long way to go before indigenous women are afforded their full civil rights. Just three weeks after he was confirmed as US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Keith Harper, Cherokee, called on the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples scheduled for September to address the appalling rates of violence against indigenous women, reiterating the often-violated truth that they have the same human rights as everyone else.

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  • In France, Progressives Fight a Two-Front Battle Against Israeli Propaganda and Anti-Semitism

    In France, Progressives Fight a Two-Front Battle Against Israeli Propaganda and Anti-Semitism

    By Pierre Guerlain, Truthout | Op-Ed

    In France, demonstrations against the Israeli massacres in Gaza have sometimes been banned by a very pro-Israel government calling itself socialist. In a democracy, of course, it is rather rare and unconstitutional to ban demonstrations - as the example of many other democracies shows. Britain did not ban demonstrations; among democracies, France only did. The bans were justified by the French prime minister who argued that they were organized by anti-Semites or that anti-Semites would escape the control of the organizers.

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