Chilean students force for-profit colleges and universities into the coffin

Educationworldonline reported on October 9, 2012 that in Chile, the only university owned by the global arm of US for-profit education giant, the Apollo Group has had its accreditation withdrawn (http://www.educationworldonline.net/index.php/page-article-choice-more-id-3352). On July 18, 2012 following an unsuccessful appeal, Chile’s National Education Council confirmed a decision of the National Accreditation Commission to stop accrediting the […]

In search of a hero: The case of the European Union by Umberto Eco

From: author and philosopher, Umberto Eco Umberto Eco OMRI (Italian pronunciation: [umˈbɛrto ˈɛko]; born 5 January 1932) is an Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist. He is best known for his groundbreaking 1980 novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval […]

The World Spy ss. a "real" rule of law

The following is by Jacob Appelbaum. Jacob Appelbaum Jacob Appelbaum is co-author with Julian Assange of a book about cryptography and the future of the Internet: Cypherpunks, available free at http://bit.ly/1bw9Sc6 http://www.telegrafo.com.ec/actualidad/item/el-espionaje-mundial-vs-un-verdadero-estado-de-derecho.html 21 Jul 2013 Governments are considered legitimate if they represent the will of the people. Generally, legitimate countries are governed by a system […]

Edward Snowden has not responded to offers of political asylum

  Former U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has not yet communicated with the authorities of Venezuela or Bolivia in relation to the offer of political asylum they had offered him on Friday.  Nicaragua also stated they would take the ex-CIA analyst but this tiny country has also not heard from Snowden. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias […]

Bugging device found in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London: Surveillance Group Limited

The controversy over Ecuador and the US’s continuing full blunt trauma to the head of the tiny South American country seems to never end.  Now the plot thickens with the disclosure that the Ecuadorian Embassy in England was bugged. The London, Guardian newspaper has reported that Ecuador has said it found a listening device in […]

Rafael Correa speaks on ‘Citizen Revolution’

By Federico Fuentes Green Left Weekly http://www.zcommunications.org/rafael-correa-speaks-on-citizens-revolution-by-federico-fuentes While European governments continue to impose policies aimed at making working people pay for a crisis they did not cause, the Ecuadorian government of Rafael Correa has taken a different course. “Those who are earning too much will be giving more to the poorest of this country,” a […]

Rafael Correa slam dunks presidentïal elections in Ecuador: "This victory is yours. It belongs to our families, to our wife, to our friends, our neighbors, the entire nation

Much to the despair of US imperialism, acccording to Associated Press, President Rafael Correa who has spent heavily on the poor, confidently celebrated his second re-election Sunday even before the first official results were announced (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hgAZhnAGQkQMLxWzzVjkOJ6q0r5g?docId=9610a2d4ce3948eb925a796c7a179818). An exit poll, published just minutes ago gave Correa, who first took office in 2007, 61 percent against 20 percent for […]

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 […]