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 […]

AG Holder degrades US as fascist ‘Assassination Nation;’ 99% response…?

Attorney General Eric Holder, the top “legal” voice of the US regime, argued to Northwestern University law students that the US Constitution is no limit to the regime dictatorially assassinating Americans. This follows regime arguments to seize and “disappear” any person in opposition to regime dictates as “terrorist supporters,” and extracting their confessions with controlled […]

President Rick Santorum

By Saul Landau The media’s ability to confuse celebrity “news” with war and economic disaster grows stronger. “As North Korea ramped up its threats to attack South Korea, CNN reassured its viewers that a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula would have “no effect whatsoever” on its Whitney Houston coverage.  (The Borowitz Report) Whitney even […]

Meritocracy Myth v. the Advantages of Privilege (A Tale of Hubris)

In January 2010, I emailed Diane Ravitch after viewing a video of one of her talks preceding the release of her now often mentioned book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, that signaled some significant changes in her views on education and education reform. […]

Privacy is Passé, so Broadcast Yourself (to Big Brother)

“You had to live – you did live, from habit that became instinct – in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized,” Winston worries in George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984. All Winston yearns for is a place outside of the all-seeing electronic eye of the Telescreen, […]

America’s Continued Thirst for War

America’s Continued Thirst for War By: Solomon Comissiong America’s insatiable addiction to war not only destroys countless innocent lives abroad; it robs its own citizens from basic human needs at home. It robs them from envisioning a better world and an auspicious tomorrow. Since its amoral inception the so-called United States of America has steadily […]

History repeats itself – the first time as farce, the second time as tragedy — what about the third, fourth, fifth time?: Immigration

Some things never change; one of them is the divide and conquer strategy; the favorite tactic of the capitalist ruling class.  So much could be written that has and although the figures cited below are now much, much worse — with prison populations of over 2.2 million and unemployment and racism ravaging communities in ways unbeknownst […]

Global Warming: THE HOTTEST DECADE

“The decade ending in 2009 was the warmest on record, new surface temperature figures released Thursday by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration show…. 2009 was the second warmest year since 1880, when modern temperature measurement began. The warmest year was 2005. The other hottest recorded years have all occurred since 1998, NASA said.” Global […]

Spooks in the Classroom

It typically takes 22 weeks of training to become an FBI agent. Fourth-graders at Green Elementary will become “junior special agents” in just eight weeks. Once a week, a representative from the Macomb County FBI will visit with students to talk about various aspects of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including evidence collection, gun safety and bombs. Students will also learn about drugs, gangs and computer safety

Tohono O’odham Nation: How Many Wars?

The Tohono O’odham Nation, which is located in Arizona on the Mexican border seems to be having a problem with drugs, immigrants, and federal agents. Which is worse is hard to determine. As with most wars — in this case, the War on Drugs — everyone is right. After all, everything is fair in love […]