Fagin’s Kids: New York City

  For the rich and the affluent population of New York City, they have certainly prospered during the 12-year dictatorial reign of NY Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, which we hope comes to an end this year. However, this cannot be said of the Dickensian lives of New York’s children. According to amn article in The Atlantic […]

Chomsky, the Gate Keepers and the Left Forum

By guest Blogger Terry Morrone I feel guilty and inferior about my unconventional views and about my affliction. I’ll tell you about it later. But I’m reminded of the history of Christianity. There were different versions during the first few centuries of the Christian era. The early church argued about the nature of Christ. Was […]

Testimony of Dr. Diane Ravitch

Albany, NY, April 22, 2010 Mr. Perkins, you must be a very dangerous and powerful man. Yesterday the tabloids were filled with editorials and articles denouncing you for holding hearings about charter schools; today, there are even more. If charters are public schools and receive public money, why should they object to oversight hearings by […]

Report on March and Rally to Defend Public Education and where we go from here in our struggles

Readers- As you know I have spent a great deal of time bringing you the news regarding the efforts of ‘By any Means Necessary’, or BAMN (www.bamn.com) and their efforts to stop privatization city by city, but especially in Detroit.  I have done this for the purpose of letting readers know about the struggles against […]

12 Year old gets the bracelets for doodling in school: Zero-tolarance and leave no child behind without cuffs

Alexa’s hands were cuffed behind her back, and tears gushed as she was escorted from school in front of teachers and — the worst audience of all for a preadolescent girl — her classmates. “They put the handcuffs on me, and I couldn’t believe it,” Alexa recalled. “I didn’t want them to see me being handcuffed, thinking I’m a bad person.”

Detroit Teachers fight obsequious politicians, union bosses and privatizations plans

“Of all the civil rights for which the world has struggled and fought for 5,000 years, the right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental…The freedom to learn…has been bought by bitter sacrifice. And whatever we may think of the curtailment of other civil rights, we should fight to the last ditch to keep open […]

Dozens Arrested in Washington Dc Protesting US Torture Policies

42 Arrested at U.S. Capitol in Day of Action to Denounce Obama’s Broken Promises on Guantanamo, America’s Broken Laws, and the Breaking of Lives by Torture Washington, DC: In a dramatic protest, 42 activists with Witness Against Torture were arrested this afternoon at the U.S. Capitol. Most of the arrestees had been fasting since January […]

What's Going on With Sunsara Taylor

This is to let everyone know about what’s going on with Sunsara Taylor - and the shameful action on the part of the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago (EHSC) who have now officially rescinded their invitation to her to speak, this coming Sunday Nov. 1st on “Morality Without Gods.”  See below Sunsara’s statement released yesterday - along with […]

The Police Repression Against Juanita Young and Her Family

This month, August 8th, 2009, police officers from New York City’s 43rd Precinct raided the home of activist Juanita Young. She is Black and has been outspoken against police murder and brutality. Over a dozen plains clothes police officers broke down her door, brutally attacked Juanita’s oldest son, James Ferguson, sexually assaulted Juanita’s oldest daughter, […]