Important letter from Robert W. McChesney: Support Monthly Review

This letter, from Robert W. McChesney, was mailed to our subscribers a few weeks ago. We are hoping that the many friends of Monthly Review in our email family will also take a moment to read this letter and respond to our request. We urgently need your support. Dear Friend of Monthly Review, Back in […]

Open Letter: Labor Leaders Support the Lakeview Sit-In and People’s School

Dear Brothers and Sisters,   We are writing to declare our support for the parents, teachers, and community member sit-in and People’s School for Public Education at Lakeview Elementary in Oakland, and to urge full labor support and outreach for this fight to keep all Oakland neighborhood schools open, public, and fully funded, and to […]

Dr. King’s 2 minute message to you: ‘Silence is betrayal… speak as one who loves America’

with video here. A year before the US government assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King, he asked Americans to end their silence over an unlawful, treaty-violating, and lie-started war killing millions. The month he was assassinated by the US government, Dr. King was to march for their “Occupy DC” movement (the brochure). You face similar circumstances […]

Occupy the Department of Education

   Picture of Ceresta Smith At the Education Week, Teacher — a blog, Ceresta Smith and Tim Slekar are interviewed by Oakland teacher, Anthony Cody.  the blog can be found at: http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2012/03/teachers_and_parents_prepare_t.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter  The interview: Last summer many of us marched to protest the US Department of Education’s policies at the Save Our Schools march in Washington, […]

The CIA and Nonviolent Resistance

  One important aspect of the “diversity of tactics” debate (i.e. the debate whether to be exclusively nonviolent) in the Occupy movement relates to mounting evidence of the role CIA and Pentagon-funded foundations and think tanks play in funding and promoting nonviolent resistance training. The two major US foundations promoting nonviolence, both overseas and domestically, […]

1% face extinction: Scrooge, Darth Vader, Professor Snape offer advice

with clever Star Wars video at source. For those involved in support of US government-sponsored disinformation and massive crimes that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions of the 99%’s dollars, I invite you to consider the quality of human relationships you wish to work for in creating your future. National security and a brighter future […]

Paulo Freire’s book, ‘A Pedagogy of the Oppressed’ banned in Tucson: A note from Bill Bigelow and ReThinking Schools

Dear Rethinking Schools friends, Did you see the news last week? On Friday, we learned that our book Rethinking Columbus was banned — along with other books used in Tucson’s Mexican American Studies program, including Paulo Freire’s A Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Rodolfo Acuña’s Occupied America, and Elizabeth Martinez’s 500 Years of Chicano History in […]

The blame for 9/11 keeps shifting

When 9/11 first occurred, many people were devastated. Speculations ran around in the early days, but the American government assured us that it was masterminded by Osama bin Laden who had hired and trained Saudi nationals to complete the task. Eventually, it was claimed that Saddam Hussein was also involved and that we needed to […]

US military: unconstitutional orders are unlawful; defend Americans, don’t NDAA “disappear” us

source: Carl Herman US military take an Oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” The US Constitution refutes the so-called “National Defense Authorization Act” provisions for US military to seize people in America (here, here, here).  The 5th and 6th Amendments of the US Constitution […]