Public Broadcasting or P 'BS'?: The Washington Post moves in on PBS Newshour

  After more than three decades with The Washington Post executive Boisfeuillet (Bo) Jones Jr. has announced he will become President and CEO of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, which produces “PBS Newshour.”  Jones is currently chairman of The Washington Post, the parent company of Kaplan University and Kaplan Tech.   “Newshour” original anchor Jim Lehrer, 77, will leave […]

Occupy DC to protest corporate profiteering from student loans

  Friday, October 28th 2011,OccupyDC will undertake an action in protest of corporate profiteering on student loans. We will be working in conjunction with Occupy Colleges and with students from among the diverse and numbered DC Metropolitan area universities and institutes of higher education. The action will commence fromMcPherson Squareat 3PM and the final destination […]

Afghanistan calling!

By Saul Landau Ten plus years ago, the United States (oops, NATO) invaded Afghanistan and quickly won the war against the militarily (technologically) inferior Taliban government. Taliban fighters fled to Pakistan. Washington and allies followed their victory by quickly losing the occupation challenge. As W. Bush and allies invaded Iraq, the Taliban crept back from […]

A DUBIOUS PAROLE

By Saul Landau In 2001, Miami Federal Judge Joan Lenard sentenced five Cuban agents to long prison terms for conspiracy to commit espionage (although no evidence of espionage appeared during the trial). Rene Gonzalez, 55, like the other four, denied he ever engaged in or conspired to commit espionage. Rene will be released on October […]

Freedom Flotilla Two: Another Massacre Looms?

  On June 21, 2011 some 40 to 50 American peace activists will gather in Athens Greece to join up with the 2nd International Freedom Flotilla headed to Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid and essential building materials. The Americans, have named their ship “The Audacity of Hope” after President Obama’s book with the same title. […]

Sacramento Co-Op Board Abandons Democratic Principles Won't Let Members Vote On Proposed Israel Products Boycott

By Maggie Coulter What started out as a question of whether the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op should stop carrying certain products based on human rights considerations has now become a matter affecting the Co-op’s very democracy. In an effort to prevent the Co-op’s members from voting on this issue, the Co-op Board has eliminated its […]