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NYACT Activists Carry Out Final Protest of the Academic Year at Google/Cornell-Technion Si - by NYACT
After eight bi-weekly protests at which hundreds of leaflets and information sheets have been distributed and petition signatures collected, New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership (NYACT) and friends will today carry out their final protest of the academic year outside Google’s offices in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Over the last months, the protests have succeeded in drawing attention to the involvement of Technion in the new applied science and research school, and ...
Posted: Tue May 7, 2013 6:18AM
In Remembrance of the Martyrs of Kent State, They Did Not Die in Vain! - by Steven Argue
The martyrs of Kent State and Jackson State didn’t ask to die. Yet, in their sacrifice they helped drive the U.S. imperialists out of Vietnam, ending the slaughter of millions and greatly improving the lives of the Vietnamese people. Likewise, they helped save the lives of American youth from continuing to be sacrificed in a war for corporate profit in Vietnam. The martyrs at Kent State were Jeffrey Miller (age 20), Allison Krause (age 19), William Schroeder (age 19), and Sandra Scheuer (ag...
Posted: Sat May 4, 2013 9:16AM
Teachers From Throughout the US & the World Picketed US Ed Sec. Arnie Duncan At AERA Conf - by Labor Video Project
Teachers from around the US and the world picketed Obama's US Education secretary Arnie Duncan who has been pushing charters and privatization through "race to the top" and "no child left behind". He was speaking in San Francisco at the AERA convention.
Posted: Wed May 1, 2013 10:47PM
Athens Indymedia Occupies University Dean's office. - by indyradio.nu
A student occupation really unlike any seen before.Athens Indymedia and Student Radio from the NTUA (the "Polytechic") jointly occupy the Dean's office.
Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:10PM
Internet remains dark for students at the Polytechnic in Athens - by indyradio.nu
In Athens, the campus of the Polytechneiou remains cut off from the internet and today we receive this resolution from the protesting students.
Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:15PM
A Curious New York Times Article on Teacher Evaluations - by Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer
A recent New York Times article, “Curious Grade For Teachers: Nearly All Pass,” finds incredulous the idea that, “In Florida, 97 percent of teachers were deemed effective or highly effective in the most recent evaluations.” The author goes on to cite similar percentages in other states and concludes: “The teachers might be rated all above average, like students in Lake Wobegon, for the same reason that the older evaluation methods were considered lacking.” In other words, the teac...
Posted: Wed Apr 3, 2013 8:35AM
Defending Howard Zinn - by Systemic Disorder
An attack on Howard Zinn in American Educator reveals only the fear of exposure of the violence and inequality built into the structures of the United States.
Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:28PM
United Native Americans SAVES the american indian movement - by United Native Americans
Dr.Lehman Brightman SAVES Dennis Banks
Posted: Tue Feb 5, 2013 1:35PM
Indigenosity, Aboriginality, and the Dubious Concept of Indigenization - by Clyde Hodge
This is a short essay on the definition of words that are used to define Native American Indians and the subsequent intended and unintended effects.
Posted: Sun Feb 3, 2013 9:56AM
Où est l'argent du Fonds National de l'Education (FNE) - by Francklyn Geffrard
L'argent prélevé sur les appels internationaux et les transferts d'argent au nom du Fonds National de l'Education (FNE) continue de susciter des interrogations. Quel est le montant exact des fonds collectés jusqu'ici? Personne se semble savoir! Le president Martelly parle de 16 million de dollars tandis que le CONATEL informe avoir collecté plus de 36 million de dollars depuis l'entrée en vigueur des nouvelles taxes créées par le régime tet kale...
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:39AM
PHILIPPINES - Akbayan Celebrates Compensation Act to victims of Martial Law - by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
Akbayan Party-list lauded the conclusion of the bicameral conference committee (bicam) on the Compensation Bill for victims of human rights violations during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, calling it a “victory of the Filipino people and of Philippine democracy” after a decades-long struggle of advocates and victims of Martial Law abuses for justice.
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:28PM
School board opposes nuclear reactor in San Diego - by indyradio.nu
“If the nuclear power plant is restarted without going through a thorough safety vetting process, then it could potentially have an impact on the safety of our kids in San Diego Unified and surrounding communities.”
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:44AM
The AFT, NEA And The Privatization Drive Against Public Education By Jack Gerson - by United Public Workers For Action UPWA
Jack Gerson, a retired leader of the Oakland Education Association OEA gave a presentation about the use of privatization to break education unions and the role of the AFT and OEA leadership in supporting the foundations and union busters who are destroying public education.
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:21AM
Philippines: Coalition Clamor for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill - by Right to Know Right Now Coalition
Still enough time for FOI – if House leadership supports it. With only nine session days remaining before Congress adjourns for a long election break, members of the Right to Know Right Now Coalition are reminding members of Congress that they still have enough time to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill even without the prodding of Malacanang.
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:05AM
Convocatoria a la solidaridad sin fronteras con las Escuelas Autónomas Zapatistas - by Karakola Global
Okupa tu lugar, colabora, difunde. La Solidaridad cuenta contigo! Solidarity with Zapatistas!
Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:36AM
Justice served with stiff penalties against fraudulent teacher recruiter - by PM, AJLPP, Bantay-LA, EPCC
We, members of the Filipino community and different Filipino-American groups here in the US, extend our congratulations to the hundreds of Filipino teachers for their victorious struggle against their deceitful recruitment agency Universal Placement Inc. (UPI) and its owner Lourdes Navarro. We are happy that after four years of brave and sustained efforts on different fronts and winning different battles along the way, the case has reached the federal court which found these defendants liable...
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:53AM
Black Agriculture ~ National Emancipation Day ~ Kwanzaa "First Fruits of the Harvest" - by khubaka, michael harris
This year's seven-day Kwanzaa celebrations highlight the current notion of National Emancipation Day. Black Agriculture continues to take a critical look at the 150th Emancipation Proclamation and prepares to join the ceremony and listen closely to the keynote address by Reverend Amos C. Brown of the Third Baptist Church of San Francisco. When more of our "Faith Based Leaders" move towards celebrating the first day of Kwanzaa and join Rev. Brown focusing on the principle of Umoja, or unit...
Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:24PM
Tuition battles, debt and union-busting: The many faces of neoliberalism - by Systemic Disorder
Corporate executives want students drilled for business needs, but refuse to pay taxes needed to support education. And they want students to shoulder the burden of tuition although they, and society as a whole, benefit from an educated workforce.
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:02AM
Tuition Fee Rollback - by Julianne Hunsdorfer
The passing of Proposition 30 is supposed to provide more money for education in California. Tuition fee rollbacks in the CSU system meant that students should have gotten money back for the tuition fees they paid for their Fall term. Those students who receive assistance through Cal Grants, however, did not receive any of the refund, even if they paid a portion of their tuition fees out of pocket.
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:20AM
Let's Grow Act of 2012 ~ Creating new USDA complimentary services throughout Urban America - by michael harris
Congresswomen Marcia L. Fudge, newly elected Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, holds a powerful position on the House Agriculture Committee. If the Let's Grow Act of 2012 is included in the nearly 1 Trillion dollar allocation of tax payer resources, then there will be less hunger throughout America. Black Agriculture will do our part to share the vision throughout America. Now is the time to move and support improving access to fresh and nutritious food in our communities, nationwid...
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:26AM