Rebuilding an Open Democratic University

California State University is celebrating 50th years of being the nations leading university. The web page http://www.calstate.edu/50th/ asked for comments from people about the next fifty years. Here is my response. California State University Over the Next Fifty Years (After the Democracy Revolution) By Peter Phillips California State University well return to being the people’s […]

An Open letter to the White House,

I have received repeated letters asking me to contribute to beat the Republicans/Tea Party/Koch Brothers/Corporate America, all of whom are richer than God and certainly richer than I and everyone I know collectively.  And, I know a few, very comfortable people.  While I am not a fan of pissing into the wind, that is NOT […]

Open Class Struggle in Wisconsin

While less than 10% of the private sector work force is in unions in the United States, these unions still represent a potentially massive force in US society, capable of mobilizing millions of workers and youth. This is in the process of being proven in Wisconsin, where the class struggle has broken out into the […]

Open Letter to President Obama

Mr.President, I have heard a lot lately about your concern for your ratings.  You wonder why your ratings are in the toilet.  In your idiotic drive to get a consensus with the Republicans, you are selling out the people who elected you.  The old adage, “He who tries to please everyone pleases NO one!” You […]