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CFPB Fines Predatory Student Lending Practices; Religious Organizations Pray for Relief - by Sophia Har
Synagogues and churches held prayer services for students as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Discover Bank $18.5 million for illegal student lending practices. The bank must repay students $16 million, pay a $2.5 million civil penalty and reform its lending practices. The Bureau accused Discover of overstating the minimum amount due in billing statements, misrepresenting students' total interest payments and engaging in illegal debt collection practices. The penalty is the firs...
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:28AM
2015 October California Maafa Awareness Month ~ Sesquicentennial Celebration of Freedom - by Dr. Marimba Ani
The term “Maafa” begins to bring into focus the timeline from 1535 – 1865; from the first documented human cargo of enslaved human beings in California the ratificication of the 13th Amendement to the U.S. Constitution. Since 1865, the journey towards a greater measure of freedom remains an ongoing challenge with many difficult obstacles and exciting new opportunities.
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:50AM
NEA Opposes California's Phillips 66 Oil-train Project Over Risks to Students - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Out of concern for the safety and wellbeing of students and teachers, the National Education Association today opposed the proposed Phillips 66 oil-train offloading facility in San Luis Obispo County. If approved the project would bring millions of gallons of hazardous crude oil nearly every day through highly populated areas near hundreds of schools.
Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:23PM
“Unmask Your Hometown Heroes!” with herbalist, Christiane, from Rosalie Apothecary (audio/mpeg 10.5MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Latter Teens Advisory and WTUL News & Views present “Unmask Your Hometown Heroes!” with herbalist, Christiane, from Rosalie Apothecary
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:56AM
Oaxaca teachers visit Bay Area and disscuss reform on Settingthestandard (audio/x-wav 249.0MB) - by paz
Oaxaca teachers visit Bay Area and discuss reform in Mexico on Settingthestandard, and are in the Bay area doing a speaking tour.
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2015 4:31PM
The Che Cafe Must Stay! - by IndyRadio
Across the country, students meeting spaces on campus are being replaced by commercial shopping malls and fast food courts. Student controlled venues are being driven out to remove the competition with this encroaching exploitation. At UCSD, the Student Union is one of the largest - with 30,000 "customers" daily. Here, students defend the legacy of the University as they Occupy the Che Cafe'
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:47PM
University of Denver Sturm College of Law Launches New Professorship in Animal Rights Law - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
DENVER, CO — The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is gratified to announce the creation of a new Professorship that will bolster students’ ability and interest in representing animal rights. Funded by a generous gift from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and appointed by the dean of Denver Law, the ALDF Professorship will provide support for a faculty member dedicated to advancing the interests of animals through the legal system and engaging students in this field of work. T...
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:34PM
The Campaign To Repeal Public Funding Of Charters In CA With Kathleen Carroll (audio/x-wav 29.2MB) - by WorkWeek Radio KPFA Pacifica
Kathleen Carroll, a public education advocate and lawyer who was fired for whistleblowing at the California Commission on Teacher Credentials discusses the campaign to repeal a 1992 law in California that allowed for public funding of privately run charters.
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:46PM
Teach the children the reason in the midst of our Global Juneteenth Freedom Party - by Ser Seshsh Ab Heter-CM Boxley
President Barack Obama will celebrate the Sesquicentennial Celebration of Juneteenth near the Royal Fortress of Saint Frances. The "unknown" California Juneteenth Story awaits official permission to share the authentic legacy hidden within the California State Archives and California State Library. Honorable Mervyn M. Dymally shared the positive way forward available for reconsideration (AB 59 2003) reconnecting the blood stained shores of the Gullah Geeche Low Country to the Golden Gate of...
Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:16AM
Girls Rock New Orleans, June 8th-13th 2015 (audio/mpeg 3.2MB) - by Jesse Rafert
Girls Rock! New Orleans brings together volunteer instructors and female and female identifying kids to create an explosive showcase of talent and inspiration! From June 8th- 13th, kids learn new instruments, form bands, and attend workshops about music, art, and social justice.
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 5:12PM
Juneteenth Manifesto #6 - by Ser Seshsh Ab Heter-CM Boxley
Many enslaved persons ran away from their places of enslavement in Texas to freedom during the war and many others ran away and joined the Union Army, so stop telling people enslaved folks did not know about the emancipation proclamation until the Union Army showed up in Galveston Texas on June 19th, 1865 and read the general order number 3.
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:07AM
Interview with LOUD Queer Youth Theater participants Latreece Reed, Nicky Cao, and Joriel (audio/mpeg 16.4MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Gahiji Barrow interviews members of LOUD, the Queer Youth Theater project based in New Orleans today. They discuss their upcoming performance, Pursuit of Justice, which will take place at the Mid City Theater this weekend. Also bring up topics of how queer youth interact with the police and feel about the police in New Orleans and what the group has brought to their lives.
Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 6:49AM
Philippines: Young progressives take the helm of Akbayan party leadership - by Akbayan - Citizens Action Party
Akbayan once again proves that progressive politics cuts across generations. With great pride, Akbayan members elected a significant number of young progressive activists to the Party Leadership at the recently concluded 6th Regular National Congress last 23-25th of April.
Posted: Sat May 9, 2015 6:15AM
WTUL news and views interviews Divest Tulane on their sit in (audio/mpeg 3.0MB) - by wtul news
Michael from Divest Tulane gives an update on the 4th day of a sit in in President Fitts' office by Divest Tulane students, calling upon the president to support the unanimous resolution from Student Government to divest from fossil fuels 3 min
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:35AM
Reinstatement Sought for NJ Teacher Suspended for Supporting Mumia - by Noelle Hanrahan, Prison Radio
Ms. Marylin Zuniga, a New Jersey public school teacher, demonstrated solidarity and concern when she encouraged her 3rd grade class to send get-well cards to Mumia last week. Unfortunately her positive intentions have caused a predictable backlash; she was immediately suspended and may lose her job.
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:16PM
Sesquicentennial Celebration of Freedom ~ US Colored Troops during the US Civil War - by Katrina Koerting ~ Reprint
7 U.S. Colored Troops regiments at Appomattox had close to 5,000 men, many including President Abraham Lincoln suggest that the US Colored Troops had a profound impact on the US Civil War, Why is it a secret?
Posted: Thu Apr 9, 2015 7:43AM
WTUL News Interviews Dr Reynard Sanders on A Perfect Storm and Jessica of Patois Film Fest (audio/mpeg 14.1MB) - by WTUL News
As Part of Patois film fest, we interviewed Dr Sanders, a co-producer of "A Perfect Storm," a film project collected from primary documents and personal interviews conducted in the immediate aftermath of Katrina, when New Orleans municipal schools were being seized by the state of Louisiana and the charter school movement.
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:47AM
President Obama Introduces "Student Aid Bill of Rights" - by Sumi Yi
New Rules Protect Students from Predatory Behavior
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:00PM
Tulane Black Arts Festival (audio/mpeg 14.8MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Tulane Black Arts festival organizers give a preview of this year's events, including a keynote speech by Spike Lee. Conversation includes information about how the fest was planned and what participants can expect.
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2015 10:15AM
Bells Across the Land: Sesquicentennial Celebration of Freedom - by khubaka, michael harris
On April 9, 1865, Union Genearl Ulysses S. Grant met Confederate General Robert E. Lee to set the terms of the Confederate Army surrender, beginning the end the US Civil War, the symbolic ending of four years of bloodsheed and America's Peculicar Institution.
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:30AM