Tonight I want to tell you, that I believe that net neutrality is the first amendment issue of our time

Senator Franken speaks about the importance in stopping the corporate takeover of the media. Several years ago, when I first heard about net neutrality, I thought it was a joke. Surely, something like this could never happen. Then, I remembered that I grew up in the time of Ma Bell and saw her demise (though […]

There is life after death—The Phoenix rises again.

I got the greatest news from a very unlikely source.  Thoroughly disappointed by the Health Care Bill that Obama finally passed, I was delighted to hear of a Congressional Representative who introduced a bill that would require congress to purchase health care from the companies that are supported by the Health Care Bill.  This is […]

'By any Means Necessary' ( and the AFT election results: A message from Yvette Felarca

Hi Danny and others- On behalf of BAMN, I want to thank you again for your support! Though we didn’t win, considering the massive corruption that goes into the AFT elections, we did very well. The BAMN slate got, on average, 5% of the total votes (38,000 - 41,000). People were warning us that if […]

Carl Herman interview: explaining war laws and war lies; how Americans will end wars, restart US economy

source with interview. James Fetzer interviewed me on his radio show and podcast, The Real Deal, in discussion of the evidence to prove beyond any doubt current US wars are tragic-comic unlawful; Orwellian in the distance between the disclosed and verifiable evidence and the law. The article with links of documentation is here to prove […]

Racism and classism in America: North Carolina explodes in protest over new social policies for school bussing

  Segregation of Schools: 19 protestors arrested in North Carolina Mounting mobilization and direct confrontation against the racist neo-liberal policies of state governments and local munipalities is growing and that is good news.  Decades of neglect and capitalist and racist public policies have left states with the most segregated schools since the late 1960’s. Last […]

Go Local vs. Super-sized Chains

Go Local vs. Super-sized Chains By Will Shonbrun On July 29 the Rohnert Park City Council will decide if it will approve a proposal by Wal-Mart to expand its Rohnert park store by more than 40,000 square feet, becoming a super center selling both groceries and retail. Rohnert Park’s Planning Commission voted to turn down […]

Build America Bonds: What is at stake in Detroit

  The fight for mayoral control in Detroit is on: corporatists and faux citizen advocates Change for Better Schools come out fighting A City Council meeting erupted today, July 20th, in Detroit with residents and city officials fighting over whether to put the issue of mayoral control of schools on the November ballot.  The ongoing city’s battle led […]

They Have No Shame.

Is there no one else that sees a problem with this? “NEW YORK – Insurer UnitedHealth Group said Tuesday its second-quarter profit rose 31 percent as its commercial business did better than expected.” Profit from a health care insurance company does nothing to raise the nation’s state of health.  It only serves to raise the […]

Economic pillage, ten cents on the dollar: Detroit politicians enslave the city in debt peonage

I had to post this for readers for the stench of Wall Street is never depleted and Detroit is one of the hardest hit by the pillage. If this is not evidence of what is happening to our country, our schools,  our students and teachers, what it is?  Detroit is on a roll, let us […]