3-minute video: US policies cause poverty, terrorism, war to enrich US oligarchs

source: Carl Herman Renegade Economist has a brilliant 3-minute video (at left) to explain US foreign policy as predatory imperialism. Their upcoming Feature Documentary, Four Horsemen, will build upon public understanding from the 2011 Academy Award Winner, Inside Job, to recognize oligarchic looting in the trillions of dollars every year. Former Chief Economist, John Perkins, also has […]

All Charges Dropped Against Catherine Ferguson Occupiers!

  All charges have been dropped against all the activists who were arrested while defending Catherine Ferguson Academy, the unique school for pregnant and parenting young women in Detroit. “The defenders of Catherine Ferguson Academy have shown the nation that if you fight you can win. These young women and their teacher never gave up, […]

BAMN: Taking an Activist Stance: Students and Educators’ Action Plan

BAMN will be participating in the Save our Schools conference and rally July 28-30. We are helping to raise funds to document the event, as well as sponsoring a workshop during the conference. Here is where you can donate for the documentary:   http://www.indiegogo.com/Save-Our-Schools-March-Document-fund Here is a description of our workshop (Thursday, July 28 at […]

VOICE OF DETROIT: The city's independent newspaper, unbossed and unbought

Picture of the march to save Catherine Ferguson Academy in Detroit Voice of Detroit is an independant news zine out of Detroit.  You can read more about Detroit teachers, schools, parents and the struggle to save public education from the pernicious privatizers. You can find them at:  http://voiceofdetroit.net/

Shanta Driver of BAMN and the new Jim Crow

Shanta Driver, a spokesperson for BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) appeared on the Thom Hartmann show and Russian TV today (Monday the 25th of April) to speak about the closing of public schools in Detroit.  You can see the interview with Shanta regarding the Cathy Ferguson Academy in Detroit and other issues regarding the fight for public […]

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 […]

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

Detroit Federation of Teachers http://www.youtube.com/dftmembers Smith Radio Show in Pennsylvania http://ricksmithshow.com/statebattles/michigan/cfaocc  Report from BAMN Teacher/Occupier Nicole Conaway http://defendpubliceducation.com/2011/04/16/detroit-students-occupy-catherine-ferguson-academy-high-school/ Update: Students occupy Detroit school Catherine Ferguson Academy students protest pending privatizion of school By ROBERT GUTTERSOHN | The South End Updated: 3 hours ago http://thesouthend.wayne.edu/index.php/article/2011/04/ferguson_academy#comment828 Students, faculty take over Detroit school in protest April 15, 2011 […]

Detroit: OCCUPATION AT CATHERINE FERGUSON HIGH SCHOOL!

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 […]

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 […]