A generation of idiots and the tools we worship

Many readers may not know this but in 1949 Albert Einstein, the great scientist of the 20th century, wrote a piece for the economic journal, Monthly Review, entitled: “Why Socialism”.  In it, he calls for the establishment of a social and economic system that puts people before profit.  He also speaks of the “predatory phase” […]

JP Morgan and Electric Power: 100 years of misconduct

picture of Jamie Dimon, President of JP Morgan and US President Barrack Obama GENERAL ELECTRIC It has recently been reported that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) may pursue criminal charges against JP Morgan for manipulating electricity prices in California and Michigan in 2010 and 2011 following the NY Times publication of an article […]

Moulding Young Minds through the militarization of education: US Public Schools Preaching the Virtues of War On Iran

Moulding Young Minds: US Public Schools Preaching the Virtues of War On Iran Patrick Henningsen 21st Century Wire Dec 18, 2012 http://21stcenturywire.com/2012/12/18/us-public-school-is-preaching-the-virtues-of-a-war-on-iran/ What exactly are we teaching your children? I remember my history lessons in school. Among many things, I can recall Normandy, Patton’s march through France and the Battle of the Bulge, Korea, Vietnam […]

Zombie Functionalism and the Return of Neo-Instrumentality in Education

by Danny Weil  First printed: August 7th, 2012 at: http://philoforchange.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/zombie-functionalism-and-the-return-of-neo-instrumentality-in-education/ also, Truthout: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/11757-zombie-functionalism-and-the-return-of-neo-instrumentality-in-education Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:46 This article is part of Truthout’s ongoing Public Intellectual Project. For decades now, the debate in America over education has swerved back and forth between student testing, teacher accountability, standards, competitiveness and what curriculum should contain. With No […]

California labor history from the Goldrush through the occupy movement activists can learn from the hidden history of labor and organizing

When the Occupy movement injected ideas about general strikes and economic inequality into public conversation, these concepts were news for many people.  But in San Francisco in 1934, and in Oakland in 1946, the General Strike wasn’t a concept or a goal:  it happened. In “California Labor History,” a three unit San Francisco City College […]

Occupy brief: Common Sense resources to end 1%’s War Crimes, looting, and lies

Occupy’s mission includes public education and civic participation to reveal the 1%’s crimes centering in war and money, end the crimes through arrests of the criminals, and enact policies for 100% of Earth’s inhabitants. This brief explains, documents, and proves objective and independently verifiable facts of the 1%’s crimes that kill millions , harm billions, […]

Dancing with Medea

This week, a friend sent me a YouTube video on Facebook of a couple arrested for dancing at the Jefferson Memorial on May 28, 2011. I briefly looked at the video, shared it on my Facebook page, and went off to work. When I came home, I saw the link was shared again and that […]

THE NEW RIGHT HISTORY

The Texas State Board of Education approved a new social studies curriculum to reflect American History as it should have happened. Board member Cynthia Dunbar (R) elucidated the core of the Board’s premise: America was and should be “a Christian land governed by Christian principles.” After reading this news — Texas is the textbook industry’s […]

HISTORY IS A CURRENT EVENT

HISTORY IS A CURRENT EVENT “History is a current event, so the past is the present and the present is the past.” The conscious poet Heru drops this wisdom in his 2008 lyrical poem “Barack Obama is Septimius Severus.” We need to be aware of the history being repeated and being made in the current […]