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  • US moves to isolate Russia from 'community of civilized nations'

    03/02/2014 5:26:16 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2 March 14 | Russell Berman
    The Obama administration on Sunday worked to isolate Russia on the world stage even as its president, Vladimir Putin, showed no signs of rolling back his military intervention in Ukraine. President Obama spoke by phone with leaders from Great Britain, Germany and Poland, and he dispatched Secretary of State to Kiev on Tuesday for a show of solidarity with the new Ukrainian government. After suspending preparations for an upcoming Group of 8 summit in Sochi, the administration began canceling lower-level diplomatic and economic meetings with Russian counterparts. And senior administration officials warned that Russia could be booted from the...
  • "Affluenza" Teacher's Guide (Feel Guilty - Go Global, says PBS)

    06/08/2002 5:16:32 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 27 replies · 414+ views
    PBS - "Affluenza" Teaching Guide ^ | Ongoing | Elizabeth Brock (KCTS)
    "Overview: Students will learn about how the world's resources are distributed among the world's people. Teachers might want to do this activity before viewing the video. "Materials: TV/VCR, popcorn with butter and salt, plain popcorn, some half-burned kernels, unpopped popcorn, soda pop, iced tea (decaffeinated recommended), water, cups and napkins. A video of people eating (Babette's Feast? Like Water for Chocolate?) "The gap between rich and poor Americans is now the widest of any industrial nation. "One-fifth of the world's population lives in dire poverty, slowly dying of hunger and disease. Millions of others desperately need more material goods. Yet,...