6 September 2013 — Greanville Post
Damascus - Will 1000 American ‘Human Shields’ Stop Another Criminal War?
A sort of roller coaster atmosphere pervades Damascus these days with “good” and “bad” news rising and falling, often by the quarter hour. Much of the population is monitoring closely the news and quickly expressing their interpretations of the latest media reports and rumors as well as predicting the fairly precise timing of the now assumed American attack on their country.
17 August 2013 — Open Democracy
For those of us living in a land of economic austerity and political atrophy, seeing a country demonstrate that there is an alternative remains an indispensible component of our long-term struggle to rejuvenate our society.
2 July 2013 – Mob and Multitude
Some students and I had an exchange with NSA recruiters today. The audio and a rough transcript below.
The NSA came to recruit at a language program at the University of Wisconsin where I am spending my summer learning a language. Two recruiters, a redhead who looked more like a middle-aged mother (listed as “NSA_F” below) and a portly, balding man (“NSA_M”), began to go through slides explaining the NSA and its work.
3 June 2013 — Global Research
To my friends who live outside of Turkey:
I am writing to let you know what is going on in Istanbul for the last five days. I personally have to write this because most of the media sources are shut down by the government and the word of mouth and the internet are the only ways left for us to explain ourselves and call for help and support.
9 May 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 818
Dan Swain is an activist and writer. He is currently working on a PhD in Marxism and Ethics at the University of Essex. His book Alienation: An Introduction to Marx’s Theory has been shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing.
22 March 2013 — Counterfire
The Peoples’ Assembly will meet in London on June 22, where thousands of those opposing the Coalition’s cuts will gather to work out a strategy to defeat austerity, and by implication, the government. Waiting till a 2015 election is hardly an option. It would be to allow more irreparable damage to be done. And many people, way beyond the radical left, will be wary of assuming that an Ed Miliband government, without strong pressure from below, will do much to alleviate the collective suffering caused by austerity. Continue reading this...
2 March, 2013 – Damascus
This observer lost count more than a year ago of the sheer number of predictions by analysts and lobbyists that the “tipping point” signaling the Assad government’s collapse was a sure thing and would happen any time now. “It’s just a matter of days, not weeks” President Obama declared back in 2011.
VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 22 February 2013: Palestinian students “surrounded by guns” at Israeli universities
22 February 2013 – VTJP
Child Injured In Bil’in Weekly Protests, Dozens Treated For Effects Of Teargas Inhalation
IMEMC – Friday January 22 2013; Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and settlement, and shot one child in the head, while dozens of protesters have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation. …
“DeWitt C-L-I-N-T-O-N Boom:” Singing the Praises of Free Public Education In The Privatized Charter School Era By Danny Schechter
4 February 2013
“I’d like to use the word “justice” – that I felt compelled to tell the story of the school as a matter of justice. That we are so easy to write books and tell stories about great universities, but when it comes to high schools we don’t think that way. And yet if you ask every person on the street about somebody who influenced them, he always or she always brings up a high school teacher or a high school coach. High schools have had a tremendous influence on who we are as a people, as a nation. And there should be documentation about the high schools, and I believe that DeWitt Clinton is a great school that has had tremendous influence on American life.” — Gerard Pelisson, former high school teacher and co-author of “The Castle on the Parkway,”a history of DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx N.Y.
27 December 2012 – Australian Options
[Nor British for that matter. WB]
In September 2012 Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel attempted to break the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) with a bid to privatize Chicago’s public schools. The mayor’s proposal was based on a plan to subject teachers (and schools) to performance measurement based on students‘ standardized test scores.
13 December 2012 — FAIR
The New York Times updates readers today (12/13/12) on the health status of left-wing Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, and the political implications for his country. But the paper starts out by suggesting that the people who keep electing him must have some kind of problem.