Archives for November 19, 2014

Free Trade” Agreements Are Criminalising Farmers’ Seeds for the Benefit of Multinational Corporations

FA Note:  GRAIN is a small inter­na­tion­al non-prof­it organ­i­sa­tion that works to sup­port small farm­ers and social move­ments in their strug­gles for com­­mu­ni­­ty-con­trolled and bio­di­ver­si­­ty-based food sys­tems. What could be more rou­tine than sav­ing seeds from one sea­son to the next? After all, that is how we grow crops on our farms and in our […]

Common Core-upt Charters

SOCIALISTS DETEST ELECTED OFFICIALS! One post after the oth­er (below) from the so-called school choice edu­ca­tion experts relates to “every­thing you ever want­ed to know — pro and con — about char­ter schools.”

ACLU of California’s Smart About Surveillance Report: A Smart Way to Fight Local Spying

Think you know how your local cops are spy­ing on you? The ACLU of California’s “Mak­ing Smart Deci­sions About Sur­veil­lance: A Guide for Com­mu­ni­ties” is a new resource that can help you fig­ure out what sur­veil­lance tech­nol­o­gy is being deployed in your community—and what you can do about it. And as we’ve point­ed out, while […]

JOHN AYERS RESIGNS

Forced Out?… Or Found Out? An arti­cle titled “Tulane’s Cowen Insti­tute head, John Ayers, resigns after botched report on New Orleans schools,” writer Jes­si­ca Williams of The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) report­ed on 11/10/14 that John Ayers, exec­u­tive direc­tor of Tulane University’s Cowen Insti­tute for Pub­lic Edu­ca­tion Ini­tia­tives, said Mon­day he is resign­ing at the end […]