CA CAFR: How Liu and Portantino should cover your assets in official responses

Now into the fourth week of no public responses from California state Senator Carol Liu and Assemblymember Anthony Portantino regarding CAFR data of $600 billion in public assets that make a $16 billion budget deficit obsolete, this is a public response I offer for their consideration, have e-mailed them, and they are welcome to use […]

Free The Six

By Saul Landau What did Cuba do to the United States to merit 53 years of castigation? In 1960, those dirty Caribbean Commies joined the “evil” side in the Cold War – the Soviets, one recalls, offered substantial aid, not threats. But in 1991 the USSR disappeared. So what? Even without the Soviet façade the […]

BEWARE: Corporate Consumerism Culture and the Rise of the National Curriculum

“Without social activism that will confront and change the economic system that has generated one educational reform charade after another,” argues Gerald Coles, “continued generations of poor children will be doomed to wretched adulthood.” That economic system, one that pervades every aspect of American culture including our foundational democratic institutions such as universal public education, […]

Is collective bargaining dead? 21 Idaho districts impose teacher contracts unilaterally

The Idaho school districts’ ability to impose contracts without negotiating with unions comes under Idaho’s new but not well-known school reform laws; they  rolled back most collective bargaining rights for teachers and limited contracts to one-year terms bringing teachers closer and closer to ‘independant contract status’ or ‘at will workers’.  They also limited contract negotiations to salary […]

22-minute interview: CA CAFR $600B ‘pension fund’ pays just $1B for pensions

Infowars Nightly News interviewed me for 22 minutes to discuss how states’ Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) reveal taxpayers have abundant assets already in government hands to pay for all public goods and services multiple times. Summarized here, California has $600 billion in cash and investments, with all state government agencies combined having $8 trillion. […]

Occupy Activists Join Social Justice Organizations to Protest the 1% at the Bohemian Grove July 14

Occupy groups from Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Portland, Sebastopol, and Petaluma, are joining some twenty other social justice activist organizations to protest the powerful one-percent elites partying at the Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio, California July 14-29. 2,000-3,000 rich and wealthy men have gathered every summer for 133 years in a private 2,800 acre ancient […]

Being Old in Prison Is an Issue Needing Attention

By Elaine Leeder The population of elders in prison, as in the rest of society, has increased faster than that of any other age group over the past twenty years. The reason is the Baby Boomers, a generation that’s now becoming the elderly. In North Carolina, for example, a study in 2006 found that the […]

Canadian students RISE in protest as their affordable EDUCATION fees will be a thing of the PAST

RTGlobalReport http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=eWPk_qn3e0M&NR=1 Published on June 5, 2012 by RTGlobalReport The Canadian province of Quebec. A region that prides itself on free healthcare and affordable education for its residents. Students here pay a fixed amount for tuition fees, around $2500 a year for all of the colleges and universities. That’s the LOWEST rate in North America […]

Saying "No" to Transnational corporate Pearson and their privatized testing scams: Parents and children rally against Pearson

Picture of Iris Culver, an 11-year-old fifth-grader, wearing a pineapple costume she made with her friend, Asha Karmen-Chan, 10, who stands to her right. The students were protesting standardized testing outside Pearson’s Midtown office on June 7th, 2012.  The parents and children who attended the rally came from some of the 61 elementary and middle […]

BAMN: Catherine Ferguson Academy School in Detroit still struggling school closure

  If you have not heard of the Catherine Ferguson Academy School in Detroit, the attempt to close the school and the fight to keep it open which is now winning you should. I have written much about the issue at Daily Censored and you can  simply use our search engine and type in the name […]