Leonard J. Martin for State Superintendent of Public Instruction of California

There is an alternative to the corporate candidates in the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the upcoming California primary elections. Not just a candidate who isn’t entirely beholden to corporate interests, including the lucrative charter-voucher industry, but a candidate with a progressive platform. That candidate is Leonard J. Martin of Santa Clarita. […]

Our society is killing our children, opening a Pandora's box for its future

A mark of mental health is the ability to repress our knowledge of the world’s cruelty, to be able to live in peace though surrounded on all sides by horror and violent death… It is ironic that if a depressed patient walks into my office and says that the world is so grim that he […]

Anti-privatizers victory against the REALM charter school in Berkeley? Or is it time to saddle up?

REALM Charter schools withdraws its petition to open both its proposed middle school and high school from the Berkeley Unified School Board (BUSD) In a tentative victory for opponents of the proposed REALM middle and high school charter schools proposed for Berkeley, California the proponents and creators of REALM (Revolutionary Education and Learning Movement) and […]

Victory for anti-privatiztion organizers? REALM charter school withdraws its petition to request the opening of REALM charter school in Berkeley, California

REALM Charter schools withdraws its petition to open both its proposed middle school and high school from the Berkeley Unified School Board (BUSD) In a tentative victory for opponents of the proposed REALM middle and high school charter schools proposed for Berkeley, California the proponents and creators of REALM (Revolutionary Education and Learning Movement) and […]

Remember, You Heard It Here First!

Remember that old song, “Looking for Love in all the wrong places?” That song kind of reminds me of what’s going on in D.C. these days.   No, I am not talking about the latest round of adultery.  I mean the latest “bi-partisan” effort to control the public debt.  Debt is not inherently bad.  It can, […]

Patriot Act Remains Unchallenged (So Far)

The FBI admitted, almost six years ago now, that they messed up when they came after Brandon Mayfield. They even apologized for insisting he had something to do with the terrorist bombing in Madrid that killed 191 and injured thousands. Boy, were they barking up the wrong tree. Brandon Mayfield is a patriot, an Army […]

To Protect and To Unnerve: Portland Police Provoke Paranoia

It appears that “going rogue” is all the rage these days, and the police officers of Portland, Oregon, seem determined to get in on the fad. A burgeoning public relations fiasco in the City of Roses revolves around one particular officer. Earlier this month, Portland Police Officer Chris Humphreys was caught on video surveillance shooting […]

The Dark Side Of Dairies: A Broken System That Leaves Workers Invisible-And In Danger

Dairy industry workers face daily dangers from injury and illness on the job.  Seven out of one hundred dairy workers were injured on the job in 2007, which is nearly double the normal injury rate for all private industries. Additionally, dairy workers breathe air laced with bacteria and manure dust, putting them at high risk […]