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SOLIDARITY CHICAGO TEACHERS!
* CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION PICKETS AT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
VIDEO @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLjQZw8usq0&feature=youtu.be
CHICAGO TEACHERS STRIKE: A GALLERY OF PHOTOS @ http://galleries.apps.chicagotribune.com/chi-120907-teachers-union-strike-public-schools-pictures/
* UNION: CHICAGO TEACHERS TO GO ON STRIKE
[…] Tens of thousands of teachers and support staff in Chicago are set to go on strike Monday after their union and school officials failed to reach a contract agreement, the union president said. […]
[…] The looming strike in the nation’s third largest school system — the first in 25 years — will affect nearly 700 schools and about 400,000 students, including some from neighborhoods struggling with crime and gang problems. The union itself has about 30,000 members. […]
* WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINST THE FIRST AMENDMENT? AN OPEN LETTER TO THE WISCONSIN ASSEMBLY
By Paul Schmid, The Daily Page
If you are a Wisconsin legislator who has the courage to actually look at the faces of people who are in pain, and are not afraid to see the suffering and frustration that this economic nightmare has brought to our country and to our state, then you may have noticed me in the Assembly gallery on Thursday, October 20.
I sat down there with about a dozen other citizens, many of whom I know were, like me, extremely interested to see how our legislature was going to attack the pervasive unemployment in this state, and what bold initiatives our elected representatives were prepared to put forth in order to get workers back on the job.
Joining us in the Assembly was your staff for the Sergeant-at-Arms, and approximately 12 “peace” officers, a mixture of Capitol Police and Wisconsin State Patrol.
Why did you post so many law enforcement officials in a democratic forum? While I peacefully awaited the introduction of the “jobs legislation,” you provided the answer.
You do not agree with the First Amendment. And because you don’t agree with the First Amendment, you decided to assault any citizens who asserted their rights under it.
Congratulations! You legislators hit a grand slam, touching all four bags as you demolished each and every right that our state capital’s namesake, James Madison, included in the primary amendment to the U.S. Constitution: speech, assembly, press and religion.
You arrested, and removed from the gallery, a woman for pinning a 4″ x 6″ index card to her shirt, saying that a “sign” was not allowed. Her message: “Rules of the Gallery — Arbitrary.”
Yet you allowed another woman wearing a Velcro-attached armband, which is larger than 4″ x 6″, with the word “Solidarity” to remain. And the woman with the pin the size of a salad plate, showing a geographically split Wisconsin? She was okay, too. […]
* DEMOCRATS PARADE OSAMA BIN LADEN’S CORPSE AS THEIR PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT
It’s one thing for Democrats to fete Obama’s tougher-than-thou national security credentials, but this ghoulish jingoism is warped
By Glenn Greenwald, GuardianUK
One of the formative events shaping my views of the last decade’s American political landscape was watching the 2004 Republican national convention. An expertly staged, supremely manipulative ritual of jingoism and leader-worship, I regarded it with an equal measure of awe and horror.
America’s militarism was continuously exploited by speaker after speaker to glorify the commander-in-chief, George W Bush, as a brave and noble warrior for American Greatness. Each mention of war and killing prompted his delirious followers to erupt in the same boisterous crowd-chant: “USA, USA.” Bush’s opponent (and his supporters), by contrast, were vilified as soft-on-the-terrorists, troop-hating, America-despising weaklings who lacked the stomach to Keep Us Safe. […]
* FIVE COUNTRIES THE U.S. IS ROYALLY SCREWING OVER
By Alex Kane, Information Clearing House
American history is littered with examples of military intervention and political meddling in the affairs of foreign countries. There was the US-backed overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected leader in 1953; the 1954 coup in Guatemala engineered by the Central Intelligence Agency; US funding of brutal “dirty wars” against leftists throughout Latin America in the 1970s; and much more.
The post-9/11 era is no different, though the methods of warfare have changed.
US military intervention in countries like Yemen have destabilized nations and killed innocent civilians in the name of the “war on terror.” The current crop of undeclared wars the US is waging is having a deleterious impact around the world. And there’s also the so-called war on drugs, which the US continues to wage despite devastating consequences on the ground.
Here is a look at some of the specific countries where US intervention is doing immense damage. […]
* 52 SHADES OF GREED – AN ILLUSTRATED EDUCATION GAME
IMAGES @ http://52shadesofgreed.com/
* MOMENT OF CLARITY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST GREG PALAST
By Lee Camp
Lee Camp interview the man who uncovered exactly how the 2000 election was stolen for George W. Bush. He’s chased major evil corporations like BP and Exxon around the world to find out the truth. He’s the thorn in the side of the billionaire criminals like the Koch Bros. and Paul Singer. He also happens to be a NY Times bestselling author. Check out his new book at BallotBandits.org.
* STUDENTS SAY THEY ARE FORCED TO WORK ON NEW iPhone 5
THOUSANDS of students in an east China city are being forced to work at a Foxconn plant after classes were suspended at the beginning of the new semester, it has been revealed.
Students from Huai’an in Jiangsu Province were driven to a factory in the city run by Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Company after the plant couldn’t find sufficient workers for the production of Apple’s much-anticipated iPhone 5, they said in online posts.
A student majoring in computing at the Huaiyin Institute of Technology said 200 students from her school had been driven to the factory.
They started work on the production line last Thursday and were being paid 1,550 yuan (US$243.97) a month for working six days a week, she said.
But they had to pay hundreds of yuan for food and accommodation, she said in an online post under the name of mengniuIQ84.
Several other students from at least five colleges backed up what she said, saying they were being forced to work for 12 hours a day. […]