Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities
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“I’m in a union. You’re welcome.” How having strong labor unions helps everyone who works earn more

“I’m in a union. You’re welcome.” How having strong labor unions helps everyone who works earn more | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
A new study shows that if unions were stronger, wages would be higher for union members and nonmembers alike.
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The internet of things has been hacked — including dams and nuclear facilities

The internet of things has been hacked — including dams and nuclear facilities | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Not to mention power grids. And cars. And the pumps that administer drugs to patients in hospitals. These are some of the world's most notorious hacks.
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When should driverless cars kill their own passengers?

When should driverless cars kill their own passengers? | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
With Google, Uber and Tesla working to get driverless cars on the road, the streets will soon be controlled by computers. But there are important questions.
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Sorry, skeptics. The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' actually made a difference.

Sorry, skeptics. The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' actually made a difference. | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
It had plenty of skeptics, but the newly announced Ice Bucket Challenge results prove it was more than just another celebrity social media fad.
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ACTU Member Connect

ACTU Member Connect | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
ACTU Member Connect works with unions to provide benefits that add value to union membership.
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Why Terrorists Keep Attacking France | VICE | United States

A massive population of marginalized immigrants and an overwhelmed security apparatus are a recipe for disaster.
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We have an Orwellian 'shadow government' and your liberty is at risk | Richard Ackland

We have an Orwellian 'shadow government' and your liberty is at risk | Richard Ackland | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Some outrageous police-friendly legislation has just wormed its way through New South Wales parliament, and the prospect of some heavy-handed policing is real
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LabourStart: Where trade unionists start their day on the net.

LabourStart: Where trade unionists start their day on the net. | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
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Under Turnbull’s Government, Health Is Becoming A Private Affair - New Matilda

Under Turnbull’s Government, Health Is Becoming A Private Affair - New Matilda | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Bill Shorten has faced derision for attacking the PM over Medicare privatisation. But a close look at the Coalition’s record reveals this is more than a ‘scare campaign’, writes Ben Eltham. Is the Coalition planning to privatise Medicare? Labor says it is. The ALP’s campaign launch on the weekend moved Medicare and health policy squarelyMore
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Haters against hate

Haters against hate | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
It’s easy to laugh at Nazis (and fun, too). But the debate in the UPF’s ranks highlights a real issue: the extent to which the right (and even the far right) now feels confident to denounce the left in the name of the oppressed.
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New Forms of Organising & Membership for Unions

New Forms of Organising & Membership for Unions | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
One of issues I'm spending a lot of time on is new forms of organising and membership for Australian unions. With Troy Burton I've written this paper on the subject to help people think through what is a diabolically complicated issue. It's been distributed to a bunch of unions, but if you know of folks working on this…
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Many young people aren't enrolled to vote – but are we asking them the wrong question?

Many young people aren't enrolled to vote – but are we asking them the wrong question? | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Concern about youth electoral enrolment is framed the wrong way. It usually suggests that young people are somehow deficient and that they – and not the political culture – are the problem.
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Jobs website accused of eroding workers' rights

Jobs website accused of eroding workers' rights | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
An Australian online service that allows people to auction work to job seekers is exploiting workers by ignoring basic employee entitlements, such as penalty rates and the minimum wage, Unions NSW says.
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Full time teaching and doing a PhD: researching my own students taught me a lot

Full time teaching and doing a PhD: researching my own students taught me a lot | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
I am a full-time high school teacher and part-time researcher, doing a Doctorate of Philosophy, trying to make meaning in an ever-changing world. My ai
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The Decline of Unions and the Rise of Trump

The Decline of Unions and the Rise of Trump | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
White working-class men didn’t necessarily have to support him.
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Pokécology: people will never put down their phones, but games can get them focused on nature

Pokécology: people will never put down their phones, but games can get them focused on nature | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
You might worry that people care more about what's on their smartphone than what's in their local wildlife park. But what if we could get them to care about both at the same time?
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Stephens, David: How some Turks would rather that Johnnies and Mehmets were not equal | HONEST HISTORYHONEST HISTORY

Stephens, David: How some Turks would rather that Johnnies and Mehmets were not equal | HONEST HISTORYHONEST HISTORY | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
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I’m With The Banned — Welcome to the Scream Room — Medium

I'm With The Banned - Welcome to the Scream Room - Medium
What my evening with Milo told me about Twitter’s biggest troll, the death of reason, and the crucible of A-list con-men that is the…
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How the internet was invented

How the internet was invented | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
In 40 years, the internet has morphed from a military communication network into a vast global cyberspace. And it all started in a California beer garden
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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany
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How GetUp! boosted Labor in Election 2016

How GetUp! boosted Labor in Election 2016 | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Activist group GetUp! made 40,000 phone calls in seats selected to target Abbott-aligned parliamentarians, helping Labor win its key gains.
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British public wrong about nearly everything to do with the EU referendum, survey shows

British public wrong about nearly everything to do with the EU referendum, survey shows | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The British public have it wrong on immigrants and wrong on the EU. According to their research by Ipsos MORI, British people think far more EU citizens live in the UK than actually do, that we pay far more money to the EU budget than is the case, and that we significantly overestimate the amount of benefits paid to EU migrants.
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'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts

'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Scholars used donkey carts, boats, and teenage couriers to smuggle a priceless collection out of Timbuktu.
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McDonald's: you can sneer, but it's the glue that holds communities together

McDonald's: you can sneer, but it's the glue that holds communities together | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
When many lower-income Americans feel isolated and empty, they yearn for physical social networks. All across US, this happens organically at McDonald’s
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