Finding the Fulcrum of Change

by Rebel Fagin Archimedes once said, “Give me a place to stand and I can move the earth.” To leverage the earth one must first find the fulcrum and apply pressure. The majority of Americans will never rise up in resistance. We have been trained since birth to obey and for those that do there […]

This is an example of the fight we need to stop the destruction of public education:L.A. Teachers Use Privatization Fight to Build Community Power

Fighting the privatization, financialization and corporatization of education is a daunting task.  It is made so by one, separating the struggle behind K-12 from the struggle to stave off the authoritarian insects of reactionary revolution and the struggle in higher education to do the same. We have focused too much on standards and have not […]

Canadian students RISE in protest as their affordable EDUCATION fees will be a thing of the PAST

RTGlobalReport http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=eWPk_qn3e0M&NR=1 Published on June 5, 2012 by RTGlobalReport The Canadian province of Quebec. A region that prides itself on free healthcare and affordable education for its residents. Students here pay a fixed amount for tuition fees, around $2500 a year for all of the colleges and universities. That’s the LOWEST rate in North America […]

Racism, White Supremacy & Hollywood

Racism, White Supremacy & Hollywood “There’s nothing that the Black man could use to earn Burn Hollywood Burn” – Chuck D, Ice Cube, Big Daddy Kane By Solomon (Academy Awards) season has come and gone and so, too, with it another year of Hollywood subsidized racist imagery. Hollywood, like many American mainstream institutions, has the […]

Educating WaPo on LAPU, Open Letter with Resources for Jay Matthews

“Soviet style elections” — Ben Austin in response to parents and communities choosing community school plans over corporate charters. The Washington Post’s Jay Matthews is a education columnist, who with absolutely no sense of irony, maintains a blog entitled “Class Struggle.” I mention the irony since Matthews is a pro-charter-voucher corporatist, who has never seen […]

Go Detroit Teachers and Students! Unity puts Robert Bobb and the billionaire ‘boyz’ club under the lens of legal ‘discovery’

Detroit Teachers point the way forward: Resistance to privatization and racist anti-working class policies of Robert Bobb, aka “Eli Broad’ All eyes should be on Detroit where the poverty and inequality is glaring under the oppressive weight of ‘compassionate conservatism’ but where  the resistance is dazzling  .  Educational activists and all public and private workers  […]