Hilary 2016: Clinton associates lobby for vulture capitalists, scandal plagued for profit colleges, and uranium polluters

As recently reported in the Huffington post: “vulture capitalists” are lobbying the US Congress to require Argentina to pay in full what it owes on bonds it defaulted on in 2001.  Investors known as vulture capitalists bought up the defaulted bonds for pennies on the dollar and are now demanding payment in full, plus interest. […]

ANOTHER FAR RIGHT OUTING

I laughed when 61 year old Reverend Baptist minister George Alan Rekers got outed after his most excellent European vacation with a 20 year Rentboy.com. “Anti-Gay Activist Cavorts With Male Hooker,” the headline might have read. Rekers,  co-creator  with James Dobson of Family Research Council with Reverend James Dobson in 1983, denounced homosexuality as a […]

Britain: Kids out of work without a compass

  England, where one in five companies provide lessons in the three Rs because thousands of school graduates are lacking in basic skills and a country where children cannot find their way home The survey by the Confederation of British Industry of almost 700 employers found half were ‘troubled’ by their employees’ reading and writing  […]

De'Von Burt, Detroit student leader, speaks out!

I don’t agree with the ideology of charter schools and what they can do. I have been a proud BAMN student organizer in BAMN for at least 8 months now (since October, 2009 and present) and I’m doing my best to defend public education. Another thing about BAMN is that they support student activism; I do also!

Haiti - The Empire Strikes Again

By Guest Blogger Terry Morrone The good old USA has added another country to its empire. It was an earth quake assisted takeover. The major media as usual have the story all wrong. While a few stories in the major media covered the ineffectiveness of US aid, most focused instead on the poor, miserable and […]

Wages, Prices and Profits

(Note: This title is borrowed from Karl Marx, who wrote a brilliant piece of this same title. Likewise for much of the content. I don’t think old Karl would mind. As the postal worker told the poet in the film “Il Postino”: “Poems don’t belong to those who write them; they belong to those who […]

Haiti Then and Now

World capitalism has never forgiven Haiti for being the home to the only fully successful slave revolt nor for becoming the first independent nation of African peoples (1804). At the point of a gun (12 French warships with 200 cannons, to be exact) they forced Haiti to pay today’s equivalent of $23 billion as the […]

US Role In Rwandan Genocide

Keith Harmon Snow is an independent war correspondent and former genocide investigator for the United Nations and in 2009 he’s a lecturer at UC Santa Barbara. He was interviewed on Flashpoints news magazine KPFA FM, with Dennis Bernstein. Keith Snow tells reporter Dennis Bernstein the following in his interview: [Kieth Harmon Snow] “…And as opposed […]