America struts around the world proclaiming itself to be "the land of the free", it bombs the world into democracy, and walks away leaving death, destruction, mayhem and misery in its wake. At home it has the highest number of its citizens locked up in prisons, than any other country on the planet, and it passes some of the most restrictive and authoritarian legislation in the Western world.
I received this appeal this morning:
www.radicalglasgow.me.ukIn West Virginia, teaching about "social problems" could become a crime.
A bill introduced in the West Virgina House of Delegates would charge teachers with a misdemeanor if they teach “social problems, economics, foreign affairs, the United Nations, world government, socialism or communism until basic courses in American state and local geography and history are completed.”
Teachers would be charged a $10 fine for every week that they taught prohibited subjects, and repeated offenses would get them fired and blacklisted from teaching for one year.Tell West Virginia lawmakers that teaching is not a crime!PETITION TO WEST VIRGINIA DELEGATES: TEACHERS ARE NOT CRIMINALS. VOTE NO ON HB 2107!Thanks,
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