Student loan debt, ‘financial forgiveness’ and the perils of ‘moral hazard’

Can you imagine a country where education is not a human right but a commodity to be bought and sold using debt?  Yes, well America is one such country; there are many, many others (http://sinche.uom.gr/sites/default/files/proj15_ziderman.pdf). With for profit prisons, for profit medical care and for profit, well, for-profit everything when it comes to declaring independence […]

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) fights back against the corporate raiders and enemies of education

Recently, students, faculty and community supporters rallied to save the City College of San Francisco (CCSF), once known as a “junior college” or “community college” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ohmyNueU94&feature=youtu.be).  However, the names ‘junior college and community college” no longer find resonance in the snaky plans of the privatizers who are threatening the CCSF with corporatization and extinction. 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 […]