Criminalizing unions and student groups in Mexico

  On Friday September 13, 2013, the federal police marched in Mexico City’s historic central square to retake space from thousands of teachers who had been occupying it for the past month to protest an overhaul of nation’s education policies. It all happened in a matter of minutes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0m2b4bCwoE&feature=youtu.be).  After a month of tolerating the […]

Facts for Working People salutes and sends solidarity greetings to Mexico

As I wrote at Dailycensored.com on March 5, 2013: “An interesting report out of Mexico concerning corruption charges against the head of the Mexican teacher’s union has appeared at Al Jazeera.  The report, found below, indicates that the government has arrested and charged Elba Esther Gordillo, the leader of the Mexican teacher’s union with embezzlement […]

Hundreds of federal police cleared protesting teachers from the main highway between Mexico City and Acapulco

As I wrote at Dailycensored.com on March 5, 2013: “An interesting report out of Mexico concerning corruption charges against the head of the Mexican teacher’s union has appeared at Al Jazeera.  The report, found below, indicates that the government has arrested and charged Elba Esther Gordillo, the leader of the Mexican teacher’s union with embezzlement […]

Lumina Foundation pushing privatization of education in Mexico

An interesting report out of Mexico concerning corruption charges against the head of the Mexican teacher’s union has appeared at Al Jazeera.  The report, found below, indicates that the government has arrested and charged Elba Esther Gordillo, the leader of the Mexican teacher’s union with embezzlement and other charges. Known as La Maestra or ‘The […]

Unite to fight for public education! > > Come to the Statewide Student Union & Movement-Building Conference!

> > > > What: Statewide Student Union movement-building conference > > When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 > > Where: UC Berkeley, 145 Dwinelle (room number and building on campus) > > Who: Anyone who cares about public education! > > Contact us at: (students4ademocraticuniversity@gmail.com) if you have any > > questions, suggestions, or need […]

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 […]

Chilean students have taken over schools and city streets in the largest protests the country has seen in decades for free education

In a lesson that should be learned here in the US, Chilean students have taken over schools and city streets in the largest protests the country has seen in decades.  Chile suffered under the neo-liberal economics of Milton Friedman carried out by the brutal Chilean dictator Augustus Pinochet for close to two decades.  Everything was […]

Who needs terrorists?

For years Americans have purchased pharmaceuticals from Mexico and Canada because they are so much cheaper there.  Their governments provide Universal Health Care and their governments bargain for the best prices.  We have been repeatedly warned not to buy medications from these countries  because the pharmaceutical companies say the drugs cannot be trusted. So, what […]

Arizona, Institutional Racism & Assimilation

Arizona, Institutional Racism & Assimilation By: Solomon Comissiong The Southwestern US state of Arizona has recently garnered a lot of public attention for its blatantly racist legislation. In April (2010) the closet racist governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, signed into law SB-1070. SB-1070 was paraded around by her administration as some sort of law aimed […]