The War on Public School Teachers New Unions, New Alliances, New Politics

From:  the Bullet Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 854 July 22, 2013 Michael D. Yates Michael D. Yates is Associate Editor of Monthly Review and Director of Monthly Review Press. This article appeared on his blog CheapMotels and a Hotplate.org. The U.S. working-class was slow to respond to the hard times it faced during and […]

Chicago Teacher Carrene Beverly-Bass explains why she joined the new civil rights movement

http://youtu.be/R4USDkcUXvI   Chicago Teacher Carrene Beverly-Bass explains why she joined the new civil rights movement Detroit teachers need to join the movement, too, before it is too late. Start today! Begin by telling another teacher why they should vote for EON / BAMN in the November 19th DFT Officers Elections! Then tell them to join […]

Chicago teachers draw a line: What does it mean for K-12 public education?

Analysis: Lee Sustar http://socialistworker.org/2012/08/28/chicago-teachers-draw-a-line August 28, 2012 CAN THE scrappy band of outsiders that now heads the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) lead the kind of high-stakes fight that most labor unions have ducked? That question looms large-not just for the city’s teachers, students and their parents, but for the entire labor movement. Because while both […]

Chicago teachers vote to give union to call a strike

  Chicago has been the focus of corporate school “reform,” but Chicago is now the epicenter of the push back against it. On June 11, 2012, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) leaders announced that 89.73% of CTU members—98% of those who cast ballots—voted to give the union authority to call a strike if contract negotiations with […]

By Any Means Necessary and Detroit

By Any Means Necessary “By Any Means Necessary’ or BAMN, www.bamn.com is by far the most progressive voice in the fight for public education, students, parents, teachers, student integration, desegregation, an end to racist school policies, and murderous privatization plans by the ruling class. I have written long and hard on BAMN and their efforts, […]

The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Afghanistan

By Chris McManus In the movie ”American Gangster” the Harlem druglord  Frank Lucas is played by Denzel Washington.  The movie portrays the smuggling of tons of heroin into the US from Vietnam using the coffins of dead American servicemen. Lucas bragged in a magazine article that the coffins were modified with false bottoms” big enough […]

Another Big School Anti-Privatization Victory today for teachers, students, parents, and the citizens of Detroit!

With the successful march on Washington, April 10, 2010 in front of Arne’s cubbyhole and the recent victories handed to BAM and Detroit Schools, Arne Duncan and his cronies must have their underwear in a knot. City by city they had been having their way but now that the forces, mostly made up of students and teachers, are standing up to Race to the Top and catching whiff of the negative consequences of the flawed policy, Duncan must feel frustrated.

Message from BAMN: Florida – Less than 60 hours

Rep. Marco Rubio hits the campaign trail this week on a bus tour across the state. This provides an excellent opportunity to personally inform the U.S. Senate candidate, running against Governor Crist, how you feel about SB-6 and how his views will impact your vote in November.

Help us, please! We are your kids!

Arne Duncan and his billionaire boyz club have been operating in secrecy for too long. It is time to make this a national debate, demand MSNBC and CNN, the corporate press, to cover this issue with the same exhaustive and energetic coverage they give to ‘C’ Street’ or the daily news of the republican and democratic shenanigans.