The racism ,class warfare & theft of wealth behind austerity

    Republicans have been using propaganda  to promote a racist agenda. A phony concern about voter fraud has been used to promote voter ID laws and voter role purges to disenfranchise African American voters. Similarly, a phony concern about budget deficits is being used to sabotage the economy  to damage President Obama’s legacy and […]

Robert and William Isaias Dassum: The case of the Ecuadorian banking fugitives that live and invest in the U.S.

  Introduction     The Ecuadorian bank, Filanbanco’s failure helped cause the 1999 banking crisis in this tiny country.  It is estimated that the brothers, William and Roberto Isaias Dassum, owe the Ecuadorian treasury a whopping $661 million which they allegedly embezzled from the bank.  Armando Bermeo, then head of the Supreme Court, accused the […]

In Vermont Building a business-like university? "the discovery of $10 million in overpayments to a consulting group"

August 15, 2012 Nancy Welch joined the University of Vermont English department in 1995 and helped to launch the successful drive to unionize faculty in 2001. Here, she analyzes the push to hike tuition and impose other neoliberal “reforms” in the wake of several scandals at UVM. WHEN VERMONT Gov. Peter Shumlin convened an advisory […]

The Great Classroom Robbery of 2012: Oakland City Schools

The following is by Harold Berlak Harold Berlak is a long time Oakland resident. He holds a masters in teaching and doctorate in educational research from Harvard  He is a fellow at the Education Policy Center in Boulder CO, and author of numerous articles and books on curriculum, educational testing, and assessment policy.  hberlak@yahoo.com 6/23/12 […]

Who Cares About Foreclosure?

 If you are wondering why so many Americans are taking to the streets, the first grievance listed by the General Assembly at Occupy Wall Street is the illegal theft of homes. If you want to know more about illegal foreclosures, check out the Mortgage Justice Seminar in Sarasota, Florida on Saturday, October 15. If you […]

American cities starting to fail in droves: Charles Ferguson explains the roots of the economic crisis and the oligarchy of economic elites

    CHARLES FERGUSON, DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER OF THE MOVIE ‘INSIDE JOB’,  SHOWS WITH RARE CLARITY JUST HOW THE ‘SECURITIZATION FOOD CHAIN’, THE MORTGAGE LENDING ‘CRISIS’ (BETTER KNOWN AS THE BANKSTER’S CRIME SPREE) WORKED AND HOW THE MATERIAL AND IDEOLOGICAL CONDITIONS OF NEO-LIBERAL CAPITALISM WERE PUT INTO PLACE TO LEAD US TO THIS ‘BREAKABLE’ MOMENT.  WITH […]

Time for law abiding American citizens to stop paying taxes, start a new US government? 13 of 13

source with better formatting and video. David Degraw has written an outstanding comprehensive explanation of what’s really happening in the US economy. He’s given me permission to reprint it here. I also recommend his site “For Our Economy” for citizen grass-roots activism for economic justice. Regarding the title of Americans starting a new government, I remind readers […]

Time for law abiding American citizens to stop paying taxes, start a new US government? 12 of 13

source with better formatting and video. David Degraw has written an outstanding comprehensive explanation of what’s really happening in the US economy. He’s given me permission to reprint it here. I also recommend his site “For Our Economy” for citizen grass-roots activism for economic justice. Regarding the title of Americans starting a new government, I remind readers […]

Time for law abiding American citizens to stop paying taxes, start a new US government? 9 of 13

source with better formatting and video. David Degraw has written an outstanding comprehensive explanation of what’s really happening in the US economy. He’s given me permission to reprint it here. I also recommend his site “For Our Economy” for citizen grass-roots activism for economic justice. Regarding the title of Americans starting a new government, I remind readers […]