The Crocodile in the Common Core Standards

“[A]s you grow up in this world you realize people really don’t give a shit about what you feel or what you think.”  Thus, Common Core Standards architect David Coleman delivered[1] the core pedagogy of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)  to educators gathered at the New York State Department of Education in April 2011. […]

Monbiot Goes Nuclear on Student

I owe George Monbiot an apology. Last week, I published an article for Project Censored in which I included a few choice snippets of a debate aired on DemocracyNow! The debate was between world renowned anti-Nuclear activist and co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Dr. Helen Caldicott, and famous author and The Guardian columnist George […]

Karzai's Police Force: While State Security Forces Across the Middle East Falter, in Afghanistan, NATO Continues to Build.

Karzai’s Police Force: While State Security Forces Across the Middle East Falter, in Afghanistan, NATO Continues to Build. Our perceptions of the future of the middle east and the ability of western states to influence events therein have shifted radically over the course of these historic few weeks. As President Obama proudly proclaimed that Egyptian citizen’s rights must […]

Yemen on the International Stage . . . and the American Agenda (Part One)

By Brian Downing A slew of terrorist plans, mostly failed in the execution, have been traced to a group operating in Yemen – al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. World attention is focused on Yemen and also on the United States, as a response is expected. Proximity to oil resources, Iran’s involvement in the country, […]