Right-Wing Hate on the Rise

Yesterday, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released their spring 2011, Intelligence Report. Since the 80’s, SPLC began counting hate groups. For the first time, the organization has counted over 1000 hate groups, up from 932 in 2009. Since 2000, there has been a 66% increase in hate groups. According to the SPLC, “All hate […]

Central Falls Used to Broadcast New Turnaround Model for Failing Schools

by Jordan Doorwall The staff of Central Falls high school in Rhode Island has been given a new lease on life, or so it seems. And so much like Shylock in the Merchant of Venice, they’ve been given a new religion to go with it. The symbolism is unmistakeable: teachers come back with the understanding that […]

Fighting the corporate sludge: High school students organize to protest privatization in D.C. while The Walton Family ponies up $25,000,000 for merit pay

You might remember ‘Jamal’ from my article on Detroit Public schools, “Corporate Barbarians at the Gate: Wal-Mart internships at Detroit Schools” (http://dailycensored.com/2010/03/06/corporate-barbarians-at-the-gate-wal-mart-internships-at-detroit-schools/). Jamal is the high school student who fought against and continues to fight against the Wal-martization of schools, both in Detroit and now nationally. I gave him the anonymous name, Jamal in my article, so as not to put him in a position of probable reprisals from smarmy administrators, private Pinkertons and politicians looking to punish kids for standing up for their human rights.

BEWARE: MIRANDA RIGHTS RESTRICTED — Another Constitutional Right flies out the Door

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS BEWARE: MIRANDA RIGHTS RESTRICTED — Another Constitutional Right flies out the Door By Marti Hiken The words we hear in so many movies and television shows when someone is arrested, “Read him his Miranda rights,” no longer have meaning. These rights are dead because the courts have “interpreted” them out of existence. Throughout our country, […]

On the same page and a different page at the same time

I hate being right about the wrong things.  My history with Daily Censored only goes back to last October.  I have been screaming about how our foreclosure mess is ruining our economic comeback since 2007.  Finally the N Y Times is on the same page with its Editorial and its Op-Ed piece at the same […]

The “Quiet Revolution”: Charter Schools flex their muscles with the help of despicable reporting in the Los Angeles Times

Uncritically accepting that standardized tests have anything to do with learning and teaching is of course the underlying assumption behind the story about charter schools in the Los Angeles Times. Reporters, Landsberg, Smith and Blume accept the premise that students need high-stakes standardized testing one size fits all, in order to become an educated person in today’s society. Of course their definition of an ‘educated person’ is in keeping with calls to “compete with China” and beef up a failing capitalist system beholden to the trans-national corporations. But their bias doesn’t stop their.

The different mindsets of the left and the right

Despite what one thinks, there is a vast difference in the mindset of the left and the right in the United States, yet they somehow always seem to be angry at any sitting president who thinks differently than them.  The left was angry for the last eight years and often despised former President Bush.  The […]

New pre-emptive arrest powers in Denmark in time for climate summit

The Danish parliament has passed a new law that goes into effect on 7 December that gives police the power to pre-emptively arrest people for acts of civil disobedience.  It also allows for extended custodial sentences upon arrest. Under the new powers, Danish police will be able to detain people for up to 12 hours […]

Another Hateful Weekend:What do militia groups, the KKK, and atheists all have in common?

What do militia groups, the KKK, and atheists all have in common? Actually, I have very little idea of what they have in common, except that there was a story about each group in my local newspaper today. Brilliant. Anyway, it seems that various groups are hitching their wagons to Barrack Obama’s Presidential journey to […]

DC Catholic Archdiocese-What would Jesus do?

Washington DC is in the process of passing same sex marriage legislation. This legislation would prevent any organization that takes money from the city from discriminating against gay people who are married under the new law. Significantly, employers who take money from the city must provide benefits to married gay couples just as they would […]