The 50th Anniversary of the "I have a dream speech": many are afraid to walk into the cauldron of controversy and engage on the issues these days

From Occupy Bob/San Franciso Food for thought: We’ve all seen the recent series of photos of Syrians, mostly children, lying dead or dying, limbs contorting from the neurological effects of nerve gas. Alongside these videos we hear that the US has determined that the Assad government is responsible. Cut. End of story. Superman to the […]

City College of San Francisco fights against privatization

From: __Bob of Occupy      CCSF      City College of San Francisco This quote from The Rude Pundit offers the best riposte to those who don’t want to offend more nervous folks at CCSF: “We don’t make great leaps forward anymore for fear of upsetting someone, some previously powerful group or some corporation or some industry […]

Building a Solidarity Union: What we can learn

From Labor Notes December 10, 2012 / Anna Kurhajec   Learning from those who build movements is crucial!  In this article Anna Kurhajec tells the story of such movement building and what we might learn. Danny Weil Union members in Illinois joined with a local organization to oppose a jail expansion. They’ve discovered that solidarity with […]

Want to know who Cory Booker is and what he really stands for?

Back in July of 2010, I reported on the New Jersey Teacher’s Village that would combine zoning for three charter schools and corporate labor houses  for corporate teachers. Well, the plan came to fruition and the big sponsors, along with Chris Christie, who you would expect to pass the begging bowl to corporations is Mayor of […]

US Elections

Tuesday’s election results should be seen in their historical context. The general political set-up in the US is as follows: The most powerful sector of the US capitalist class is finance capital (“Wall Street”). Other powerful sectors include the military/industrial complex with manufacturing a distance behind. Through political donations mainly at the national level, as […]