I do not agree that the dog in a manger has the final right to the manger even though he may have lain there for a very long time. I do not admit that right. I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
To the Peel Commission, 1937
Sick as a dog
Donald Trump would have you believe that gun violence in the United States is primarily caused by mental illness. So click the gun to get randomly shot to reality:
Not My Dog...
All that kerfuffle about the Russian Curler downing drugs to steady his nerves. Oh the sanctity of sport! Nothing is sacred especially the Sacred Forest which needs to be renamed the scarred Forest after tens of thousands of trees, many ancient and rare, were killed to make way for a ski slope. But there's more, Click the stump to view a ThinkProgress stop-animation focusing on the hidden costs of the Olympics.
One activity with videos like this is to write words used in the video onto small cards - one on each. Deal out some or all of the cards to the students and spend some time going through any unknown vocabulary. Then play the video and the students try to play a card when they hear the word. Repeat playings until all the cards have been played. Between rounds redistribute the cards so that every player has at least one card or alternatively let the students manage the cards in pairs. Here's a list of words that crop up in this video: descend, frigid, tension, dominated, significant, disrupt, loom, concerns, financial, burden, whopping, mega, venues, deficit, welfare, sacred, recognition, legacy, purify the streets, orphans, notorious, gruesome, facility, victims, justice, humanitarian, impacts, evicted, bankruptcy, begs the question
Blow this hot dog stand?
Done with this page? You can leave it at the click of a button. Things aren't that easy for people travelling to work. The article A New Way to Remember Rosa Parks by Jeremy Brecher considers the relationship between transport, civil and human rights.
If that doesn't float your boat or oil your wheels then consider some other link-aways:
Think that American Fascism began with Trump? Think again. Read John Pilger's article from three years ago: Why the Rise of Fascism Is Again the Issue.
It's a truism that the rich get richer while the poor get poorer. 2017 saw the richest 1% take 82% of the wealth generated in that year. Read How the Global 1 Percent Rips Off the World.
The 2017 Dispatches "Are you Serious" Awards may raise a dour chuckle. For example, find out who squandered $28 million dollars on lush forest camouflage uniforms and then sent them to an arid country almost 98% desert. No Joke
Or if something more directly connected to education is your whim have a look at this Truth Out article about unschooling in the US.
And finally, if you are a bot and you are reading this perhaps the article by John Frank Weaver may tickle your anodes: Why Robots deserve free speech rights.