I can UNDERSTAND pessimism, but I don't BELIEVE in it. It's not simply a matter of faith, but of historical EVIDENCE. Not overwhelming evidence, just enough to give HOPE, because for hope we don't need certainty, only POSSIBILITY.
Changing the Climate in School
In light of the extreme weather from the Philippines to the mid-western United States, here is a Zinn Education Project article by Bill McKibben and Bill Bigelow. It begins: “Maybe you’ve heard. We are facing a climate crisis that threatens life on our planet. Climate scientists are unequivocal: we are changing the world in deep, measurable, dangerous ways—and the pace of this change will accelerate dramatically in the decades to come. Then again, if you’ve been a middle school or high school student recently, you may not know this. That’s because the gap between our climate emergency and the attention paid to climate change in the school curriculum is immense. Individual teachers around the country are doing outstanding work, but the educational establishment is not.”
Nelson Mandela, Madiba
We mourn the death of Nelson Mandela, who died today at age 95. Mandela’s sacrifice, courage, and vision inspired people throughout the world, and thousands, if not millions, of young people came to their political awareness through anti-apartheid solidarity actions.
From Amy Carter to Howard Zinn: Tom Lesser Supports People’s History
Tom Lesser responded to the call for donations to support the Zinn Education Project on our fifth anniversary with a generous donation of stock. He is our first contributor of stock—suggesting a new opportunity for others to contribute.
Lesser has a long history of supporting good causes, not only through donations, but also as a lawyer in both civil and criminal litigation.