Greek teachers defy military mobilization : We will strike anyway!

(http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/16/gree-m16.html) By Christoph Dreier 16 May 2013 Greek teachers have voted to oppose the mobilisation order of the government and commence a strike on Friday to coincide with the start of the annual exam period. At the same time, the OLME teachers’ union is doing all it can to prevent the strike from taking place. […]

Breaking the Blockade of Silence – L.A. Art and Advocacy for the Cuban 5

By Diana Block, International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five How do you break through the twelve-year blockade of silence that has kept five Cuban political prisoners invisible to the American public?  How can art transcend U.S. prison walls and present the truth about these men, locked up in five distant prisons scattered […]

ACLU Calls For UN To Intervene In Inhumane Treatment Of Juvenile Prisoner

This past week, the American Civil Liberties Union, the organization that brought Guantanamo into the American consciousness, appealed to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture on behalf of a mentally ill juvenile inmate in Montana that has been held in inhumane conditions, suffering torture and humiliation.

Dozens Arrested in Washington Dc Protesting US Torture Policies

42 Arrested at U.S. Capitol in Day of Action to Denounce Obama’s Broken Promises on Guantanamo, America’s Broken Laws, and the Breaking of Lives by Torture Washington, DC: In a dramatic protest, 42 activists with Witness Against Torture were arrested this afternoon at the U.S. Capitol. Most of the arrestees had been fasting since January […]

Detroit Public Schools: Canary in the Coal Mine of Public Education

What was once a prospering manufacturing city has now been brought to its knees by the policies of neo-liberalism and late stage capitalism. In an article in Time Magazine, September 24, 2009 entitled “Detroit: The death – and possible life – of a great city”, the author, Daniel Okrent states the real problem succinctly: By any quantifiable standard, the city is on life support. Detroit’s treasury is $300 million short of the funds needed to provide the barest municipal services. The school system, which six years ago was compelled by the teachers’ union to reject a philanthropist’s offer of $200 million to build 15 small, independent charter high schools, is in receivership. The murder rate is soaring, and 7 out of 10 remain unsolved. Three years after Katrina devastated New Orleans, unemployment in that city hit a peak of 11%. In Detroit, the unemployment rate is 28.9%. That’s worth spelling out: twenty-eight point nine percent

Why does the U.S. government torture people?

Why does the U.S. government torture people? Well, it’s just standard practice, and unfortunately, U.S. government agents torture Americans far more often than they torture foreign “terrorists.”

Since most of you are saying, “No way. That can’t be true!” I’ll let you in on one of the dirty secrets that the “news” media cartel has kept you in the dark about.

43 Children (Ages 5 to 17) Shocked by Stun Guns In Three Florida Prisons on "Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day"

Tallahassee Florida-Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald reports that 43 children (ages 5 to 17) were directly or indirectly shocked by electric stun guns during three simultaneous events at different state prisons during an event called “Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day.” A group of kids was also exposed to tear gas visiting […]

Rwandan Army Colonel Convicted of Genocide

In what was a important verdict, Rwandan Colonel was convicted for organizing the deaths of over 500,000 people in 1994. Huffington ARUSHA, Tanzania — A former Rwandan Army colonel behind the 1994 slaughter of more than 500,000 people was convicted of genocide Thursday and sentenced to life in prison, the most significant verdict of a […]