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A National Call: Save Civilian Public Education - by The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth
Over the last several decades, the Pentagon, conservative forces, and corporations have been systematically working to expand their presence in the K-12 learning environment and in public universities. The combined impact of the military, conservative think tanks and foundations, and of corporatization of our public educational systems has eroded the basic democratic concept of civilian public education. It is a trend that, if allowed to continue, will weaken the primacy of civilian rule and,...
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:52PM
UI chancellor defends firing professor for pro Palestine tweets (audio/ogg 9.0MB) - by IndyRadio
University of Illinois stands firm on dumping professor for tweets against Israeli agression, he plans to sue.
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 2:00PM
Filipinos storm Chinese Consulate, express support to Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution" - by Akbayan - Citizens Action Party
Saying that the Filipino people’s struggle to secure Philippine sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea extends to the Chinese people’s fight to be free from their authoritarian government, members of Akbayan Partylist trooped to the Chinese Consular Office in Makati today to express their support to the tens and thousands of Hong Kong citizens who are staging a massive protest to demand “true universal suffrage” from mainland China.
Posted: Fri Oct 3, 2014 6:57PM
interview with Louisiana State Senator J. P. Morrell on sexual assault at college campuses (audio/mpeg 19.9MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Senator J.P. Morrell joins Janet Hays, Jonlyn Miller, and Matt Toups on WTUL News & Views to discuss sexual assault on college campuses.
Posted: Fri Oct 3, 2014 7:35AM
The New Jim Crow: A Conversation with Michelle Alexander - by via Southern Poverty Law Center
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is widely regarded as one of the most important books of the decade addressing the subject of racial justice. The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project recently had a conversation with the author, Michelle Alexander, about mass incarceration in America and how teachers can address this difficult topic in their classrooms.
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:29PM
Bomb Abroad Spank At Home - by Listener
While 39 countries have banned corporal punishment, in the US, 19 states allow paddling of students.
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:08AM
The State of Reform in the Philippines - by Akbayan - Citizens Action Party
Akbayan on Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address
Posted: Sat Aug 2, 2014 7:35PM
The fight to save the Che Cafe escalates. Action required - by Chris Burnett
The fight to save the Che Cafe escalates. Action required
Posted: Mon Jul 7, 2014 12:06PM
Save the Che Cafe! Solidarity letter from Zack de la Rocha - by Chris Burnett
Save the Che Cafe! Letter of solidarity from Zack de la Rocha
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:50PM
2014 World Maritime Day ~ ALC ~ Congressional Black Caucus Weekend - by Khubaka, Michael Harris
First steam vessel in California, owned by the "African Founding Father of California" will help restore confidence in today's expanded US ~ Pan African Global Trade and Commerce. During the 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Sept. 24-27, 2014, in solidarity with the IMO ~ World Maritime Day traditional diplomatic reception, stay tuned for official notice for 25 September 2014 and in Washington, D.C. ~ the California party indeed is seen. "It starts with you" is the theme for the 4...
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:28PM
Louisiana Defenders Collective Interview from WTUL News and Views (audio/mpeg 50.6MB) - by WTUL News and Views
News and Views speaks to members of the Louisiana Defenders Collective, going over the holes in the criminal justice system that make their services necessary and the particular pressures put on juveniles in the privatization of the public school system, especially the ways formerly standard in-school behavioral problems have become criminalized.
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:22AM
High school students, community stand up to Westboro Baptist Church - by Walter Smolarek
On June 9, nearly 1,000 students and community members gathered outside Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., to stand up to the notorious bigots of the Westboro Baptist Church. Wilson High was targeted by WBC because the school was celebrating LGBTQ Pride, shortly after the school’s principal, Peter Cahall, came out as a gay man.
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:09PM
USDA Cites Primate Center for Marmoset Injury - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
BOSTON/SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – A USDA report obtained on April 2 by SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!) reveals that the USDA has cited Harvard's Primate Research Center for the fracture of a marmoset's leg and the incorrect dosing of a primate following a SAEN complaint.
Posted: Fri Apr 4, 2014 6:36PM
USDA Probe Cites UW for Multiple Animal Deaths & 10 Month Denial of Pain Relief to 30 - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
SEATTLE, WA – A USDA investigation of the University of Washington which resulted from an Official Complaint filed by Research Watchdog Group SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!) has led to multiple citations against the UW for animal deaths and failure to provide pain relief to 30 animals for an extended period, as well as additional animal deaths and infractions discovered during the inspection.
Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:51PM
USDA Cites U of Houston for Infant Primate Strangulation Death - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
HOUSTON, TX – The USDA has issued a federal citation against the University of Houston (UH) for the negligent death of an infant primate following a complaint filed by National Research Watchdog Group, SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!).
Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:48PM
Government Reports Document UNLV Guilty of Negligence in Pig Deaths - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
LAS VEGAS, NV – Multiple acts of negligence which led to death and torture by staff at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas is being reported by a national research watchdog organization on March 19.
Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:46PM
Three animals, including a primate, killed at University of Michigan because of negligence - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
ANN ARBOR, MI – Three animals – including a baboon – were killed and other animals were abused at the University of Michigan through negligence, according to reports made by the university to the government in 2013, according to a national watchdog group.
Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:52PM
Negligence at Emory University Leads to Animal Deaths, Violation of Federal Law - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
ATLANTA, GA – Emory University should be fined tens of thousands of dollars because of a series of incidents over the past few years that have killed research subjects through negligence – including the deaths of an infant monkey and other animals, according to documents released on February 27 by a national research watchdog organization.
Posted: Sun Mar 2, 2014 4:09PM
2 Rabbits bleed to death and 2 Monkeys die as Duke botches experiments - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
RALEIGH/DURHAM,NC – Sensitive federal records that reveal two preventable monkey deaths and two preventable rabbit deaths, as well as other injuries to primates at Duke University are being made public by a national research watchdog organization on February 27.
Posted: Sun Mar 2, 2014 4:06PM
Vergara v. California: Teachers’ rights under attack - by David Feldman
Teachers are currently being attacked on many fronts. Our professionalism is questioned and a bipartisan consensus in congress blames teacher unions for the deficiencies in public education, while the schools we work in are underfunded and under of privatization. Powerful interests including the Walton family of Walmart infamy, Bill Gates of Microsoft, and Los Angeles based billionaire Eli Broad have demonized public schools and pushed for more charters while dismissing the demands of teacher...
Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:44PM