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 […]


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 […]