Using the for-profit college swindle to teach students critical literacy

“At its best, the theory of critical literacy needs to develop pedagogical practices in which the battle to make sense of one’s life reaffirms and furthers the need for teachers and students to recover their own voices so they retell their own histories and in so doing “check and criticize the history they are told […]

The racism ,class warfare & theft of wealth behind austerity

    Republicans have been using propaganda  to promote a racist agenda. A phony concern about voter fraud has been used to promote voter ID laws and voter role purges to disenfranchise African American voters. Similarly, a phony concern about budget deficits is being used to sabotage the economy  to damage President Obama’s legacy and […]

How to stop the billionaire bandits holding the US hostage

  It is clear that the so called “business and financial elites” have a stranglehold on our economy, government and political system, if not our minds.  The current shutdown of the government can be traced back to lobbying groups such as the US Chamber of Commerce and the billionaires who fund the Tea Party through […]

Obama's perfidity and for-profit colleges: the shame of it all

August 23, 2013 President Obama once again showed his perfidiousness when it comes to the issue of for-profit schools and higher education.  In response to a question at an event where Obama was appearing Friday night at Binghamton University in New York state, Obama said these criminal enterprises were “making out like a bandit” preying […]

Bradley Manning: America's #1 political prisoner and the 'rule of hypocrisy'

Selective prosecution Much has been written about the unfair charges and actions taken by the government of the US against political prisoner, Bradley Manning.  However what often goes unnoticed is the leaking of information by the US government when it is convenient for them and the failure to prosecute the one percent. Bradley Manning was […]

Part Two: Solutions to disarm spying in Ecuador: by Jacob Appelbaum

Picture of Jacob Appelbaum Translated from: http://www.telegrafo.com.ec/actualidad/item/soluciones-para-desarmar-al-espionaje-en-el-ecuador.html Jacob Appelbaum is co-author with Julian Assange, Andy Muller-Maguhn and Jeremie Zimmerman of a book about cryptography and the future of the internet: Cypherpunks, http://bit.ly/1bw9Sc6 freely available. The book is based on the following conversation (dubbed in Spanish), which was part of the RT program Assange: The World […]

Obama’s 20/20 plan for higher education: using accrediting agencies to destroy community colleges and the case of City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Part four

  Introduction In this, part four of the series entitled “Obama’s 20/20 plan for higher education: chump change you cannot believe in”, we will examine just how Obama and the mavens of privatization, Lumina and friends, use accrediting agencies that work to allow what were once called community colleges to live or die.  This is […]

Obama & Mandela: standing on opposite sides of history

On June 29, 2013 it was reported that Barack Obama met with Nelson Mandela’s family, praising Mandela as one of the great men of history. The Huffington Post reported that [South African President] Zuma underscored the historical similarities between Mandela and Obama: “The two of you are also bound by history as the first black […]

Hilary 2016: Clinton associates lobby for vulture capitalists, scandal plagued for profit colleges, and uranium polluters

As recently reported in the Huffington post: “vulture capitalists” are lobbying the US Congress to require Argentina to pay in full what it owes on bonds it defaulted on in 2001.  Investors known as vulture capitalists bought up the defaulted bonds for pennies on the dollar and are now demanding payment in full, plus interest. […]

Booz Allen Hamilton: “helping the government insure domestic tranquility” — Edward Snowden

Introduction On June 24th, 2013, The Huffington Post reported that Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who leaked information on the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, says he sought a job with Booz Allen Hamilton to gather evidence on the agency’s data collection networks (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/24/edward-snowden-booz-allen-hamilton_n_3491203.html). In a June 12, 2013 interview with the South China […]