Could It Really Be That Easy?

The thing I like about the written word is that after you read it, it is still there.  I just heard a story on NPR that is so important and it was gone.  It was there for a moment and gone. A woman who has traveled in Afghanistan has written a book.  I didn’t get […]

Fighting the corporate sludge: High school students organize to protest privatization in D.C. while The Walton Family ponies up $25,000,000 for merit pay

You might remember ‘Jamal’ from my article on Detroit Public schools, “Corporate Barbarians at the Gate: Wal-Mart internships at Detroit Schools” (http://dailycensored.com/2010/03/06/corporate-barbarians-at-the-gate-wal-mart-internships-at-detroit-schools/). Jamal is the high school student who fought against and continues to fight against the Wal-martization of schools, both in Detroit and now nationally. I gave him the anonymous name, Jamal in my article, so as not to put him in a position of probable reprisals from smarmy administrators, private Pinkertons and politicians looking to punish kids for standing up for their human rights.

Censored, You want censored?

I was in the middle of writing about how the express purpose of a particular corporation is to kick people when they are down.  It is a company that is hired by 2/3rds of the Fortune 500 companies, whose job it is to manage ( read that “deny”) unemployment benefits to people when they are […]

In the Name of Liberty

In the Name of Liberty By Michael Aparicio Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. – Bertrand Russell, Harper’s Magazine, March 1926 Four score and four years after […]

REAL-ID Causing Problems in Florida

Two months ago, REAL-ID went into effect in Florida and many residents are having problems proving their identities to obtain the new driver’s licenses. Florida is one of the few states complying with the law as many states have said that REAL-ID is too expensive to implement and the federal government has extended the deadline […]

Why Do We Celebrate Veteran’s Day?

Reflective citizens need to ask what the celebration of Veterans Day is really about. If we are no longer celebrating the cause of peace, and instead are celebrating the military, what exactly are we celebrating?