The Machines want your job: rock on Foxconn!

Capitalism as an economic system must grow in order to make capital for the owners of the means of production.  Growth and cost cutting are the heart and soul of capitalism.  As a system, exploitative wage labor is keeping the cost of wages as low as possible and this is the trick in accumulating profits. Now, […]

The Bubble

As we get older, we tend to create our own bubble.  I don’t mean going from 14 to 17, I mean going from 40 to 60 and beyond.  We sail along until some event slaps us in the face.  It can be something as gentle as encountering a friend one has not seen since childhood […]


“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is exercised under cover of law, and with the colors of justice …”– U.S. vs. Jannottie, 673 F.2d 578, 614 (3d Cir. 1982). Directly related to the above, and the need for citizens to act to stop the misuse of office by Obama’s appointed attorneys and judges, […]

Overshadowed by Men: Women’s Voices Nowhere to be Found in 2012 Election News Regarding Women’s Rights

By Amy Gill When it comes which issues are of importance in the 2012 Election, there is no doubt that women’s rights falls under that category. From equal pay to access of contraceptives, issues regarding the rights of women have been widely argued and talked about throughout corporate media. But if you thought women were […]

Win, Lose, or Draw? Chicago Teachers Reach Agreement

By Emma Irving Does the agreement between the Chicago Teacher’s Union and the city represent a win for the labor movement? After over a week of striking and a year of contract negotiations, Chicago teacher’s have voted to return to the classroom, accepting a contract agreement that represents partial negotiations on both sides. Mayor Rahm […]

Snookered by Bill Gates and the U. S. Department of Education

Attention people who care about children in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. You’ve been snookered. The truth of the matter is that we’ve all been snookered by the U. […]

The MLK Imperative in an Era of "No Excuses"

My father was a hard-ass, €”a Southern version of the Red Forman-type made popular in That 70’s Show. I grew up, then, in a “no excuses” environment rooted in the 1950s work ethic my father personified. [1] Mine was a working-class background: My paternal grandfather (for whom I was named) ran the small-town gas station […]

Drone-murders of Americans ‘Totally right, totally Constitutional’: Homeland Security Chair

… and if you question it, you are “a horrible moron,” concludes Peter T. King, Chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security. This 2-minute video from We Are Change Luke Rudkowski powerfully captures what US “leadership” has become. The good news is their arrogance and evasion is only tragic-comic sideshows to the “emperor has […]

No New Ideas: The Third Presidential "Debate"

“What you just heard Governor Romney said is he doesn’t have different ideas.” So spoke President Obama in reference to discussing Syria in the third and final Romney/Obama “debate”. That comment could sum up the election campaign as a whole. Whereas the differences over other issues (domestic policy) were only a matter of degree, not […]

TSA removes backscatter scanners from major airports

Many are cheering the fact that the TSA has begun moving backscatter scanners from major airports around the country, but it isn’t all good news. These scanners are being moved to smaller airports and aren’t being mothballed as most had hoped. The larger airports are also getting the millimeter wave scanners, leading some to believe […]