Detroit: Dozen people arrested in direct action to protect public schools and how the press covered it

Detroit Federation of Teachers Smith Radio Show in Pennsylvania  Report from BAMN Teacher/Occupier Nicole Conaway Update: Students occupy Detroit school Catherine Ferguson Academy students protest pending privatizion of school By ROBERT GUTTERSOHN | The South End Updated: 3 hours ago Students, faculty take over Detroit school in protest April 15, 2011 […]

US Revolution unleashes trillions of our dollars for obvious economic solutions

source: Carl Herman, Under US political and economic Orwellian “leadership,” Americans are told: Our increasing national debt (public and private) is a “money supply.” Government is incapable of creating money to hire unemployed Americans to produce useful work, such as education and infrastructure, that return more to the economy than the cost of inputs […]

Are You Ready?

Remember when we used to say, “Don’t trust anyone over thirty?”  Well, I have a new mantra.  Like Mulder said, “Trust no one.” I was really excited to hear about “Coffee Party USA.”  I signed up.  And then, I went to their site.  It is really polished.  It talks about lots of action and it […]

7-minute video: redefining "public apathy" to poised but blocked public power

source: Carl Herman, The 7-minute video on the left by Dave Meslin is a useful reframe for a common complaint that people are somehow too selfish, stupid, and/or lazy to engage in our most important political and economic issues. You and I observe that ~95% of human beings are generally cooperative, intelligent when given […]


Student Occupiers at Catherine Ferguson Academy Need Your Assistance! See list of needs below announcement.   OCCUPATION AT CATHERINE FERGUSON HIGH SCHOOL! STUDENTS AND SUPPORTERS SIT-IN TO DEMAND THAT NO DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOL CLOSES Following in the civil rights tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, Catherine Ferguson students — along with their […]

Who Is Drawing The Dirty Pictures?

Does anyone remember the old story about the psychiatrist who showed his patient a drawing of a square and asked his patient what it reminded him of? The patient replied, “Sex. The doctor than showed him a picture of a circle, with the same question. Again, the patient replied, “Sex.” Finally the doctor produced a […]

Bradley Manning: Torture Victim?

Over the past few months, with the crisis in Japan, endless budget debates, and NATO bombings in Libya, very little media attention has been given to the steady trickle of Wikileaks releases and related stories. Nonetheless, one important news story, mostly overlooked by the main stream media, has been the alleged torture by the U.S. […]

Public Flagship University, The University of Maryland’s Public Workers rally with students to Demand Fair Treatment and Equal Rights

In a stunning show of courage, public workers from SB Local #1072 of College Park, Maryland at the University of Maryland rallied on April 13th to demand their rights and express their grievances.  Alongside them were university students, aligning their interests in tandem with those of the university public workers.  This is an important step […]

It can't happen here? Hope Academy Charter School in Detroit raided by ICE and Robert Bobb flees from BAMN, parents, teachers and students

In Germany they first came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came […]