The 1% Rules Through Corporations

  NSA’s PRISM                                       The 1% Rules Through Corporations    By Steven Miller   Edward Snowden’s courageous exposure of how NSA routinely intercepts the communications of private American citizens threatens to expose how corporations rule America. More political exposures are promised. The situation is not yet under control.   This can of worms includes […]

Privatizing the Brain

Privatizing the Brain     On April 2, President Obama announced the next step in research of the human brain. This is the BRAIN Initiative – Brain Research through Advanced Neurotechnologies. The US government will finance research into the next generation of technology to map the human brain with $100 million in seed money. The […]

Canada registered with the SEC as a corporation

The U.S. Security and Exchange Commission has the country of Canada registered as a corporation (http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?action=getcompany&CIK=0000230098&owner=exclude&count=40&hidefilings=0). Why, you might ask, would the country of Canada be registered with the SEC?  The answer lies with the fact that the world is now being divided into ‘free enterprise zones’ or ‘multinational corporate region, which of course means […]

NEA leader says social justice key to teacher unionism

There is little doubt that what American workers need right now are working people’s organizations that can serve as forums for struggle.  This once occured within unions but the union movement in this country has been severely compromised by virulent right wing attacks and a clubby union leadership wishing access to power. Bob Peterson, the […]

A Public-Private Partnership? What is the economic relationship between EMOs and traditional public schools and/or charter schools?

In fact, the use of the term ‘partnership’ is the real key to understanding the way EMOs have framed the issue for the public, insofar as the term implies a mutual playing ground between parties in the contract. According to Jonathan Kozol, educational writer and best selling author: One of the early strategies employed by private corporations to soften resistance to their presence in our public schools was the creation of so-called business partnerships between the poorest inner-city schools and large companies. The financial side of the partnership usually turned out to be inconsequential. Kerr-McGee, the multinational petrochemical giant, gave one impoverished public school in Oklahoma City the trivial annual sum of $36 for each pupil. In return, one of the company’s executives was appointed to direct a “governance committee” to oversee the school operations, and the school consented to be known not simply as a public elementary school but as an “Enterprise School”.