Eric Holder's war on whistleblowers, political activists & journalists is antithetical to democracy and freedom

 Now that the spying on Americans has been thoroughly outed, this is being reposted for readers.  First publication June 1, 2013 Under Eric Holder, the Department of Justice has been employing dubious legal rationales to prosecute whistle blowers and political activists, not to mention to spy on journalists. The Espionage Act of 1917 has been […]

Whoo-Hoo! Occupy the Schools

In response to a poverty rate that tops 90% in many urban and rural schools -and 1.6 million homeless children—many in schools with no libraries-education reformers at the White House, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Governors Association call for a radical, untried curriculum overhaul and two versions of nonstop national testing […]

Canadian students RISE in protest as their affordable EDUCATION fees will be a thing of the PAST

RTGlobalReport http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=eWPk_qn3e0M&NR=1 Published on June 5, 2012 by RTGlobalReport The Canadian province of Quebec. A region that prides itself on free healthcare and affordable education for its residents. Students here pay a fixed amount for tuition fees, around $2500 a year for all of the colleges and universities. That’s the LOWEST rate in North America […]

15 Playbook Strategies Corporatists and Conservatives Use to Strip Mine America and Erode Democracy

There is a playbook with a collection of tools and strategies conservatives use to erode democracy and strip mine the treasures, assets and strengths of the USA. They are almost always masked as changes aimed at serving democracy, the constitution, rights or capitalism. They are not separate. They are not coincidental. Naomi Klein described a […]

RESOLUTION ON HIGH-STAKES TESTING

Please read and circulate!   http://timeoutfromtesting.org/nationalresolution/ This resolution is modeled on the resolution passed by more than 360 Texas school boards as of April 23, 2012. It was written by Advancement Project; Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; FairTest; Forum for Education and Democracy; MecklenburgACTS; Deborah Meier; NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.; […]

!5 Playbook Strategies Corporatists and Conservatives Use to Strip Mine America and Erode Democracy

There is a playbook with a collection of tools and strategies conservatives use to erode democracy and strip mine the treasures, assets and strengths of the USA. They are almost always masked as changes aimed at serving democracy, the constitution, rights or capitalism. They are not separate. They are not coincidental. Naomi Klein described a […]

Right-Wing Denounces Democracy

Over the past 18 plus days, the world witnessed Egypt’s stunning move toward democracy. We watched as the brutal dictator Hosni Mubarak unleashed camel and horseback riding thugs to bash in the heads and disrupt peaceful protesters. We saw through the lies about foreign interference spread by Mubarak supporters and state owned television. We heard […]