California attorney general's office has stated that the Santa Monica Junior College two-tier course pricing proposal is illegal.

   Picture of Harrison Wills, student body president of Santa Monica College   On April 6, Santa Monica College trustees voted to cancel this summer’s pilot two-tiered fee plan after student protesters were pepper-sprayed at an earlier board meeting on April 3, 2012.  The two-tiered plan would have had the public college compete with for-profit […]

Our Broken Government

In order for our government to work, the political parties  (in our case both) must believe in a common good.  They have different ways to get there, but they must, for the good of the country, be willing to compromise and work together to get there. The stakes are getting much higher.  The world is […]

NYC Mayor John Hylan and House Banking Committee Chairs on monetary reform

This is my paper for The Center of Process Studies’ conference, Money-Creation in a Finite World (free and open to the public, April 10-12, 2012; Claremont Colleges, CA): Money and credit as public services for full-employment, optimal infrastructure, ending debt slavery: Epic proponents, related history of US government and corporate media, partnership for Occupy victory It’s divided into these […]

The War on Terror: How it is Affecting Our Politics and Society Today

by S. Paul Forrest AmericaRevealed.org Retrospect is an amazing thing.  Decisions rendered in the past can many times be looked at with this tool of reason in order to protect against future mistakes. It also gives one the opportunity to recognize the motives for decisions made by others in situations which seemed at the time, […]

To Date, the Grim Old Party Has Done Nothing but Sell We the People Snake Oil

by S. Paul Forrest AmericaRevealed.org The phrase snake oil is as a derogatory term used to describe quackery; the promotion of fraudulent or unproven medical practices. The expression is also applied metaphorically to any product with questionable and/or unverifiable quality or benefit.  By extension, the term “snake oil salesman” may be applied to someone who sells fraudulent goods or who is a fraud […]

1917: J.P. Morgan bought US media to be 1%’s lying sacks of spin?

video here. Congressman Oscar Callaway lost his Congressional election for opposing US entry into WW 1. Before he left office, he demanded investigation into JP Morgan & Co for purchasing control over America’s leading 25 newspapers in order to propagandize US public opinion in favor of his corporate and banking interests, including profits from US […]

The 2012 Presidential Debates vs. Reality

by S. Paul Forrest AmericaRevealed.org Another Presidential election will soon be upon us. As in the past, this election has more to do with showmanship than reality. When a pizza slogan captures the imaginations of American voters rather than serious issues like that of a ten-year long war without purpose or the migration of American […]

Occupy Wall Street: Day 11 – Susan Sarandon Joins the Protest

Originally posted on OpEdNews.com at this link. More big news from Day 11 of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Protest in NYC! Susan Sarandon joined the protesters and discussed the issues on the live feed. Liberty Square is still filled with protesters. I’m picking up coverage for Chaz Valenza. He joined the protest and covered […]

a new one, WFU (Wake the F#ck Up)

Thanks to GW, the people making $250K a year have been paying lower taxes now for the last decade.  Meanwhile our unemployment rate has soared.  Boehner would have us believe that raising the taxes on the rich would kill job growth.  Really?  What job growth? When Clinton left office it appeared that we were near […]

Texas Miracle or Kabuki Theater?

Anytime I hear the word “miracle” I become suspicious. I know the word appeals to highly religious folks. However, as far as I can tell, behind every so called “miracle” there is a con man. Now that Texas Governor Rick Perry is the GOP frontrunner for the presidency, the media is flooding the airwaves with […]