Many forms of Occupy protests subjected to new bill making protests illegal

A bill passed last week in the US House of Representatives and the Senate would make it a felony to participate in many forms of protest associated with the Occupy Wall Street protests of last year. Several commentators have dubbed it the “anti-Occupy” law, but its implications are far broader. The bill — H.R. 347, […]

University of Maryland Police will join efforts to make staff members feel safer

Solomon Comissiong at a forum with university workers who complain of workplace abuse, harrassment and sexual abuse from management at UMD   I have written extensively about the problems that plague employees at the University of Maryland on several occasions.  The workplace abuse heaped on them by a crooked administration, cronyism and patronage has been […]

Palestinian Statehood: The Bid

This past week, President Barack Obama gave a speech at the 66th gathering of United Nations General Assembly. In part, the speech focused on his attempt to deny the Palestinians their right to U.N. recognized statehood. Obama stated, “I am convinced that there is no shortcut to the end of a conflict that has endured […]

9/11 Ten Years Later

By Terry Morrone It’s been 10 years since our progress towards fascism and constant war was given a big boost by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. My friends and relatives call me a conspiracy theorist, and sometimes a paranoid. I present evidence, and frequently get back in return retorts like: They wouldn’t do […]

Charter school capital projects: cashing in on kids

Investing hundreds of millions in new charter schools for 40,000 students nationwide is a huge goal and one born of a partnership between tennis pro and local charter-school developer Andre Agassi and Bobby Turner, chairman and chief executive of Canyon Capital Realty Advisors in Los Angeles.  According to their website: “Canyon Capital Realty Advisors LLC […]

The Peace Corps: A Government Organization that Actually Makes Sense

If you are an average American, chances are that you have donated to a “cause’ at some point in your life. Whether it be giving 5 bucks to Red Cross when a disaster strikes a third-world country, dropping 10 cents into the red Salvation Army container, or donating your entire estate to the worthy cause […]

Colleges and universities transformed into mini-investment banks for private capital construction loans while students and faculty pay the socialized costs through higher tuition and lower wages and benefits

Picture of Harvard University Part One   I have been following the cascading financial crisis with some interest especially as it pertains to the business of higher education — and what a business it is!  The Wall Street ‘crisis’, or bankster fraud, has not only changed the economic geography of Wall Street, housing, credit, health […]

Gang Rape and Racial Harassment Exposed at Sonoma State University

KPFA’s program Women at Risk with Carmen Reed March 8, 2011 covers Racial Harassment and Rape at SSU. Students tell their personal stories of racism and gang rape and the continuing lack of support on the Sonoma State University campus. The interviews can be heard in the archives of KPFA—link below. Interviews start at 1:17:22 […]

Fox News blasts protestors in Wisconsin

Image: 47whitebuffalo’s Blog49tweetsretweet By: Jason Easley Fox News’ legal analyst Peter J. Johnson attacked the Wisconsin protesters as vile, “I mean this is really vile, in my view. What is this Facebook central? They’ve covered the capitol with posters on the walls. They’re sleeping on the floors. Do you think there’s enough restrooms in the […]

Detroit: Keith Johnson current 'manager' of the Detroit Federation of Teachers and Robert Bobb, Eli Broad 'shill' threaten to expel opposition

Oppositional candidate for DFT president, Steve Conn pictured in the middle Defend Public Education / Save Our Students will meet Saturday 4:30 pm at 19484 James Couzens 1. Hear first-hand reports about the Lansing protests, and perspectives and plans  to continue the fight, including the March 4 National Day of Action in Defense of Public Education, and […]