The Bully Politics of Education Reform

America is a bully nation. America is the embodiment of might-makes-right. When another country (USSR) invades Afghanistan, America is filled with righteous indignation, but when America invades Afghanistan, well, all is right with the world. America has bred the bully tactic of vigilantism in the sanctified Petri dish of law (Stand Your Ground), and the […]

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 […]

Implanted bomb scare: real or propaganda?

The US has begun warning airlines of the possibility of bombs that are implanted inside the human body that can be used at airports and to blow up planes. Such things have been joked about for several years on the internet, but the US now says that it might happen. At the moment, they don’t […]

The 1st Blow In Our Pending Revolution- It's Just Too Poetic.

The first blow has been thrown in the coming revolution.  A conservative Supreme Court justice in Wisconsin grabbed a liberal colleague around her neck in what appears to have been the first blow in this battle.  This bout was over union rights.  As much as the liberals have taken a beating by the conservatives I […]

Plantation era material conditions of labor for public workers at the University of Maryland

The following is written by Brian Igo.  Brian Igo is a senior completing degrees in Philosophy and Government & Politics at the University of Maryland.  This article speaks to both the material conditions of public workers labor at the University of Maryland and to the racism among the University’s management.   Public workers at the […]

Wisconsin: Little known asset stripping provision included in the governor's onerous bill — Energy plants to be sold to private interests - Koch Brothers launch Website

Have you heard about 16.896?  From http://rortybomb.wordpress.com/ The fight in Wisconsin is over Governor Walker’s 144-page Budget Repair Bill. The parts everyone is focusing on have to do with the right to collectively bargain being stripped from public sector unions (except for the unions that supported Walker running for Governor). Focusing on this misses a large part […]

TAXES REDUX

Government is an interesting contract between the people and the entity it creates, ideally to promote the common good and safety.  A lot falls under that.  There is a body of laws that describe how people and businesses should treat each other and there are agencies created by the government to promote the aforementioned good.  […]

Wachovia Bank and Wells Fargo: Drug laundermats to the world

Wachova Bank: Drug Financer to the World According top Bloomberg, June 29, 2010: “Just before sunset on April 10, 2006, a DC-9 jet landed at the international airport in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, 500 miles east of Mexico City. As soldiers on the ground approached the plane, the crew tried to shoo […]

It is alll coming apart, now! New Jersey will close down the government! This is what the libertarians want

It is all coming apart, now.  Governments are crashing all over the US.  The neo-cons have renamed themselves!  They are now `libertarians`.  They anchor their ideology behind words but their policies are the same — serfdom, dictatorship — a full onslought against the working class.  We must organize, we must mobilize for we are living […]

Charter school in mobbed-up New Jersey refuses to release public records

But what is it that the school board of Oceanside Charter School is trying to hide? Could it be that documents or meeting minutes might show further corruption or indicate collaboration or put the light on some conspiracy hatched with public monies by charter administrators, the board or employees?