Northwestern High School students in DC stage walkout and receive five day suspensions

    The Fightback, out of Washington D.C. reported March 14th, 2012 that Northwestern High School Principal Edgar Batenga gave five-day suspension to four students, and possibly shorter suspensions to others, for their alleged role in organizing an attempted walkout on March 1, which was billed as a National Day of Action to Defend Public Education. In a flier […]

Help Los Angeles Students March in Sacramento - This Monday, March 14th! STOP Governor Brown's Budget Cuts! Defend CA's Promise of Higher Ed for All!

This coming Monday, March 14th, has been called as a Day of Action in Sacramento to fight against Governor Brown’s proposal for massive cuts of $1.4 billion to public higher education in his budget.   Mass action in Sacramento on Monday can turn the tide in our favor in the battle over Brown’s proposed cuts. […]

MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE: BAMN organizes to save schools

SAVE OUR CITY! SAVE OUR SCHOOLS, JOBS & SERVICES! All Out for the March 2 National Day of Action Wednesday, March 2nd: RALLY at 12PM - at Gullen Mall, Wayne State University MARCH at 1PM down Woodward towards downtown 4:30PM - Rally at City/County Building (2 Woodward Ave., in front of Spirit of Detroit) =============================================== […]

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 […]

Living in a 'Weimar Germany' moment: confront Governor Walker of Wisconsin with an 'Egyptian' moment

Protest the Assault on Working People of Wisconsin “Fascism ought to more properly be called corporatism since it is the merger of the state and corporate power.”                                   — Benito Mussolini Wall Street Greed created the depression, why should working people and the middle class be forced to bail the bankers out while their bonuses […]

For Immediate Release: Detroit Federation of Teachers Presidential Challenger Steve Conn Declares Victory, Demands New Election to Replace Fraudulent Vote Count

   “This isn’t Florida, and the DFT is Not a George Bush Union,” Declared the Real Winner, Steve Conn CONTACT:        Steve Conn                              (313) 645-9340 In a hotly contested runoff election for President of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, challenger Steve Conn of Defend Public Education/Save Our Students, (DPE) declared victory after the Election […]

Build the New Integrated Mass Student and Youth-Led Civil Rights/Immigrant Rights Movement to:

            NATIONAL CONFERENCE of the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) Build the New Integrated Mass Student and Youth-Led Civil Rights/Immigrant Rights Movement to: Defend public education from Pre-K through college No more charters Arne Duncan must go […]

The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN)

 NATIONAL UPDATE:  This Saturday is a crucial march in Los Angeles demanding justice for Manuel Jamines, a Guatemalan who was senselessly killed by the LAPD on September 5th. The The Latina/o community of Los Angeles has risen up in rebellion demanding justice and dignity, not only for Manuel Jamines, but also for the Latina/o and […]

Detroit: How to organize and win!

  Readers: Picture of David Bing, mayor of Detroit, Robert Bobb, Financial manager and employee of Eli Broad along with a representative from a major textbook company seeking contracts to be paid for by taxpayers. The following is from members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers.  They have been fighting for some time now the […]

Detroit: We Will Defend Public Education! We Will Defend Our Union!

  Defend Public Education / Save Our Students met on Friday as scheduled.  First we heard reports from the various schools represented.  We heard about the many teachers who have not received letters rescinding their layoffs and returning them to their schools.  We heard about Teach for America and others from outside DPS interviewing for Detroit teachers’ jobs at priority schools.  And […]