Chilean students force for-profit colleges and universities into the coffin

Educationworldonline reported on October 9, 2012 that in Chile, the only university owned by the global arm of US for-profit education giant, the Apollo Group has had its accreditation withdrawn (http://www.educationworldonline.net/index.php/page-article-choice-more-id-3352). On July 18, 2012 following an unsuccessful appeal, Chile’s National Education Council confirmed a decision of the National Accreditation Commission to stop accrediting the […]

Ruppert Murdoch: "Paying bribes is the culture of my business"

Bribery undermines the Murdoch media empire Detectives from Scotland Yard are seeking a secret recording in which billionaire, Ruppert Murdoch, admitted that wiretapping practices and paying bribes to British officials in exchange for exclusive newspaper coverage is a culture in the business of newspapers he owns which includes The Sun and The Times, among others. […]

Hilary 2016: Clinton associates lobby for vulture capitalists, scandal plagued for profit colleges, and uranium polluters

As recently reported in the Huffington post: “vulture capitalists” are lobbying the US Congress to require Argentina to pay in full what it owes on bonds it defaulted on in 2001.  Investors known as vulture capitalists bought up the defaulted bonds for pennies on the dollar and are now demanding payment in full, plus interest. […]

Ralph Lauren, Lauryn Hill and Lanny Breuer; The miseducation of the Department of Justice

Picture of George W. Bush’s niece, Lauren Bush, who was married to fashion icon Ralph Lauren’s son, David, back in August of 2011  at the Ralph Lauren Ranch  RALPH LAUREN The Ralph Lauren Company recently admitted to criminally violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, related to a subsidiary bribing customs officials in Argentina over a five year period. […]

The Criminals Who Run the Afghan Police

The Obama administration seems baffled by growing popular support for the Taliban in Afghanistan. While they grudgingly acknowledge anger over the continued bombing of innocent civilians by NATO drones and war planes, they are less forthcoming about the real reason – the criminals who run the Afghan police. This was the subject of a recent […]

Injured UTLA Teacher Rozy Press Speaks Out About Workers Comp Corruption

As the political shills like Mayor Villaragosa privatize anything not nailed down, from parking meters to schools, teachers, once a professional class of workers are now suffering the Walmartization of their educational production. I worked as a consultant for the California State Compensation Insurance Fund  for more than ten years.  There is little doubt that […]

In Vermont Building a business-like university? "the discovery of $10 million in overpayments to a consulting group"

August 15, 2012 Nancy Welch joined the University of Vermont English department in 1995 and helped to launch the successful drive to unionize faculty in 2001. Here, she analyzes the push to hike tuition and impose other neoliberal “reforms” in the wake of several scandals at UVM. WHEN VERMONT Gov. Peter Shumlin convened an advisory […]

Spain: where we can’t give children an education or a future but how about a “Spiderman towel’ and a chance to go to NY if you lend money to the banks?

The international global capitalist system is so putrefied, the culture so commercialized and intent on colonizing the human mind that it should come as no surprise that the ruling class and their vassals, the nationalized Spanish banking lender Bankia, is offering a Spiderman towel to young investors as part of a sickening, commercialized campaign to […]