Do we want the next generation to grow up comfortable with being tracked?

In the past year, there has been an expedited push to force many people to accept biometrics as normal tracking tools for everyday life. Online, we often read of new tools capable of tracking our every move so that our behavior can be tracked, targeted, and sold to advertisers. Several groups and individuals, however, have […]

Report on March and Rally to Defend Public Education and where we go from here in our struggles

Readers- As you know I have spent a great deal of time bringing you the news regarding the efforts of ‘By any Means Necessary’, or BAMN (www.bamn.com) and their efforts to stop privatization city by city, but especially in Detroit.  I have done this for the purpose of letting readers know about the struggles against […]

Feds investigate Los Angeles Unified School District for Civil Rights Violations

US Department of Civil Rights to  investigate the Los Angeles  Unified School District In 1987 I began work for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as a bilingual second grade teacher Los Angeles. The school was PS 122, in South Central LA.  This was a time of increased immigration to the United States from […]

Rank and file members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers and Civil Rights Activists from BAMN initiate the first national action to stop the push to privatize education

Rank and file members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers and civil rights activists from BAMN (the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary) have initiated what they intend as a first national action to stop the push to privatize public education. The March on […]

The nuclear bomb coming with your electric bill

Aletho News | February 25, 2010 Obama’s provision of $54 billion in loan guarantees to the nuclear industry will cost Americans much more than the probable 50% default rate that the Congressional Budget Office anticipates. While the federal government will guarantee the profits of investors, rate payers will suffer the inevitable rate hikes. Higher electric […]

DOJ'S COVER-UP UNDER ERIC HOLDER

“Justice Official Clears Bush Lawyers in Torture Memo Probe,”By Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, Newsweek, January 29, 2010, at:http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/declassified/archive/2010/01/29/holder-under-fire.aspx. In reviewing the action of government attorneys, judges and the legal profession generally, we must always recall that, “[t]here is no crueler tyranny than that which is exercised under cover of law, and with the colors […]

Berkeley School Board to vote on the proposed REALM charter school: Will faith-based charter schools coupled with oligarch and philanthro-capitalist largess improve public education?

The issue I am about to attempt to analyze is pressing and I call for all of you who wish to protect public education to please contact Yvette Felarca, yfelarca@gmail.com, National coordinator of the By Any Means Necessary coalition at www.bamn.com, (510) 502-9072 to oppose the privatization of Berkeley public schools and to resist the first step towards implementing this plan for privatization by the REALM charter school, scheduled to be approved on February 3, 2010 at the Berkeley Unified School District Meeting.

The REALM charter school, of which I write and that which is the subject of the Berkeley Unified School District’s upcoming decision, will be either approved or disapproved at the February 3, 2010 Berkeley School Board meeting. This is an important opportunity for you, the citizens of Berkeley and beyond, to register your protestations over what, if approved, will steer the course towards the privatization of Berkeley public schools. You can contact school board members and the Mayor of Berkeley by e-mail or phone:
Karen Hemphill, President (2010)
karenhemphill@comcast.net
Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, Vice President (2012)
Beatriz_Leyva-Cutler@berkeley.k12.ca.us
Nancy Riddle, Director (2010)
nancy_riddle@berkeley.k12.ca.us
John T. Selawsky, Director (2012)
john_selawsky@berkeley.k12.ca.us
Shirley Issel, Director (2010)
shirley_issel@berkeley.k12.ca.us
Valeria Gonzalez Student Director (2009–10)

Contact Information for the BUSD Board of Directors:
Individual email addresses above or
boardofed@berkeley.k12.ca.us will send your message to all of the Board.
Voicemail: 510-644-6550

Massive Immigrant Rights March In Phoenix

U.S.: Anti-Arpaio March Reignites Pro-Immigrant Movement Valeria Fernández PHOENIX, Arizona, Jan 17 (IPS) - Over 20,000 people marched in the streets of Phoenix Saturday in the first mass mobilisation of the year, calling for an end to the criminalisation of undocumented immigrants and the passage of immigration reform legislation. Arizona is considered ground zero for […]

Refugees in U.S. Prisons

The Department of Homeland Security detains asylum seekers while their claims go through the adjudication system. These asylum seekers are often detained for many months (sometimes over a year) in prison or prison-like conditions without legal charges.

REAL-ID is in big trouble

Americans hate it. The states hate it. Everyone has been balking at the implementation of REAL-ID, the government’s program to create a defacto national ID card masquerading as a new kind of driver’s license. States have been fighting against it since the very beginning. Now, it seems that REAL-ID just might be at death’s door […]