Who Will Chart Our Course?

I don’t know how much longer I can continue to write this blog of mine.  To read more and more of the direction we are headed is despairing.  Ryan would return this country to the 1700s.  By removing women’s health, by eliminating $$$ for education, eliminating the teaching of history, indeed anything.  We are doomed.  […]

Rachel Maddow show covers Detroit Schools and Direct Action

With the fight to keep public schools public, Detroit Federation of Teachers along with By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) have engaged in direct action.  The little coverage in the corporate press has been limited to Michigan but with the controversy over the Cahterine Ferguson Academy fight and occupations and arrests the controversy has now been […]

Questioning the Dream Act: A Latina Speaks Out

  This is a very insightful critical analysis from Ms. Andrea Zamudio regarding the Dream Act and a very dubious provision within it—-the military provision. This provision is one that aims to refuel America’s Imperialist Military Machine, all the while using Latinos to engage in war acts against other brown and black nations. This provision […]

What Do You Think?

At sixty-eight, I can only pretty much sit and watch this country come apart.  In 1965, I marched on Washington D.C. to end the war in Viet Nam.  In 1968 I helped organize busses to go to Wisconsin to stump for McCarthy in the Greater Milwaukee area.  Today I can only watch and write about […]

The Chernobyl Disaster – 25 Years Later

“I feel that at least several hundred scientists trained in the biomedical aspect of atomic energy – myself included – are candidates for Nuremberg-type trials for crimes against humanity for our gross negligence and irresponsibility. Now that we know the hazard of low-dose radiation, the crime is not experimentation – it’s murder.” Dr. John Gofman, […]


  CENSORED IN 1978: SPACE POLLUTION HITS HOME    Although it no longer makes headlines nor the six o’clock news, about twice a month somebody launches something into space. NASA’s current agenda alone calls for domestic communications satellites, weather satellites, new military communications and surveillance satellites, a satellite to test the magnetosphere, one to study […]

El Cortito Haunts California Again

The short-handled hoe is alive and well and living in California’s hotels.  The hoe has been reincarnated as flat sheets, instead of fitted, and scrub brushes instead of longer handled scrubbers that permit maids to get up off of their hands and knees. Hotel mattresses, which can weigh up to 150 pounds, must be lifted […]

Standardized Students, Silenced Teachers: The Un-American Education Agenda

Writing about standards-driven education reform in her Releasing the Imagination, Maxine Greene explains: “The wilderness has many aspects, of course; the demons have many faces. What is happening makes me wish, more and more desperately, for authentic dialogue among educators. It is time our own voices are heard with greater clarity, the voices of those […]

Analyzing the defense of groping passengers

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgvm-kMAUnM[/youtube] It is important to note that CNN did not have anyone to present a counterargument to the topic of groping small children. If CNN doesn’t bring in anyone from the other side to show people’s concerns about the FAA industry, how unbiased is this report? The anchor on the left also believes that it’s […]