The War You Don’t See

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 7:30PM First Congregational Church 2345 Channing, Berkeley Movie – PLUS Peter Phillips & Mickey Huff of Project Censored talking with John Pilger via Skype

Berkeley Unified School District staff recommends denying REALM charter a home

  Good News for Berkeley Residents: The staff recommendation of the Berkeley Board of Education is recommending the proposed REALM charter school be denied Readers might recall that the REALM charter school was proposed to the City of Berkeley and to the Berkeley School Board and then rapidly the petition was withdrawn.  You can read […]

Crist vetoes Senate Bill 6 – victory for students, teachers and anti-privatiztion forces

We won! Governor Charlie Crist of Florida Vetoes SB 6, merit pay/testing trap After huge teacher call-ins (at least 6,700 teachers in Miami/Dade school district alone) and scores of student walkouts, along with a huge rally and other actions,  including a “sit-down” (turned meeting with Governor Crist) at the Governor’s office which BAMN carried out […]

BAMN attorneys representing the elected Detroit Board of Education will ask Judge Wendy Baxter for a preliminary injunction to stop Emergency Financial manager of Detroit and Eli Broad Academy graduate Robert Bobb’s academic plan and school closings.

  Picket and Press Conference Friday, April 16, 1:00 pm City/County Building Woodward & W. Jefferson   Court Hearing, 2:00 pm Room 1421, Judge Wendy Baxter Stop Rob Bobb from Dismantling Public Education in Detroit No More Charters, No School Closings, No Layoffs, No Program Cuts Our Children are NOT For Sale! BAMN, the Detroit Board […]

“Springtime for America (Again)”

When Ronald Reagan ran for re-election for president in 1984, he declared that it was “springtime for America”. He should have said it was “springtime for Corporate America.” Under his administration and those that followed, Corporate America and the world wide capitalist class increased its domination of the world, seemingly without an equivalent resistance from […]

New Research on State Crimes Against Democracy

New Research on State Crimes Against Democracy By Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff New research in the journal American Behavioral Scientist (Sage publications, February 2010) addresses the concept of “State Crimes Against Democracy” (SCAD). Professor Lance deHaven-Smith from Florida State University writes that SCADs involve highlevel government officials, often in combination with private interests, that […]

EMPIRE, POWER, AND PROPAGANDA LECTURE SERIES

STARTS FEBRUARY 18, 2010 FOCUS ON PALESTINE/GAZA PANEL: CYNTHIA McKINNEY, “The People’s Secretary of State”, former Congresswoman BARBARA LUBIN and ZIAD ABBAS, Middle East Children’s Alliance NUHA MASRI, UC Berkeley student activist NORA BARROWS-FRIEDMAN, award-winning Flashpoints producer February 18, 7:00 PM, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists,1924 Cedar at Bonita, Berkeley Sliding scale $5-$20 at the […]

Anti-privatizers victory against the REALM charter school in Berkeley? Or is it time to saddle up?

REALM Charter schools withdraws its petition to open both its proposed middle school and high school from the Berkeley Unified School Board (BUSD) In a tentative victory for opponents of the proposed REALM middle and high school charter schools proposed for Berkeley, California the proponents and creators of REALM (Revolutionary Education and Learning Movement) and […]

Victory for anti-privatiztion organizers? REALM charter school withdraws its petition to request the opening of REALM charter school in Berkeley, California

REALM Charter schools withdraws its petition to open both its proposed middle school and high school from the Berkeley Unified School Board (BUSD) In a tentative victory for opponents of the proposed REALM middle and high school charter schools proposed for Berkeley, California the proponents and creators of REALM (Revolutionary Education and Learning Movement) and […]