Archives for February 13, 2015

Go to Prison for Sharing Files? That’s What Hollywood Wants in the Secret TPP Deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) poses massive threats to users in a dizzying number of ways. It will force other TPP signatories to accept the United States’ excessive copyright terms of a minimum of life of the author plus 70 years, while locking the US to the same lengths so it will be harder to […]


No Way ESEA! How Corporations Profit from Hyped Up Education Crises   “Pearson wields enormous influence over American education. It writes the textbooks and tests that drive instruction in public schools across the nation.” POLITICO reported on Stephanie Simon’s article “No profit left behind: In the high-stakes world of American education, Pearson makes money even […]

Ecosystems are Like the Tides

When I entered the US Navy in 1963 I took an extensive class in Navigation.  One of the major subjects within the class was, “Tides”. In addition to “high tide” and “low tide”; and spring tides and neap tides, our instructor mentioned a particular concept that was both peculiar to those times and a likely […]