When Did Teacher Unions Decide to “TURN” Against Collective Bargaining Rights? By Kathleen Carroll


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Tea Party text books in Arizona charter school Heritage Academy


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Would You Feel Differently About Snowden, Greenwald, and Assange If You Knew What They Really Thought?

Not defending the author’s conservatism, but lots of good info here that Agent Snowden’s besotted followers should know.


And here’s our boy doing his act:


A Russian spy, now that’s really funny.

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Marinaleda: the village where people come before profit

Specifically, this imagery above describes Marinaleda. Initially indistinguishable from several of its local counterparts in the Sierra Sur southern mountain range, were it not for a few tell-tale signs. Maybe it’s the street names (Ernesto Che Guevara, Solidarity and Salvador Allende Plaza, to name a few); maybe it’s the graffiti (hand drawn hammers-and-sickles sit happily alongside encircled A’s, oblivious to the differences the two ideologies have shared, even in the country’s recent past); maybe it’s the two-story Che head which emblazons the outer wall of the local sports stadium.

Marinaleda has been called Spain’s ‘communist utopia,’ though the local variation bears little resemblance to the Soviet model most associate with the phrase. Classifications aside, this is a town whose social fabric has been woven from very different economic threads to the rest of the country since the fall of the Franco dictatorship in the mid 1970s. A cooperatively-owned olive oil factory, houses built by and for the community, and a famous looting of a large-scale supermarket, led by the town’s charismatic mayor, in which proceeds were donated to food banks, are amongst the steps that have helped position Marinaleda as a beacon of hope.


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The Crisis, Bailouts, Quantitative Easing, Tapering and Class War


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Born on the 4th of July: S. Brian Willson by Cindy Sheehan

Nice piece.


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Say “Yes” to Hillary: Two-Thousand and NEVER by Cindy Sheehan

A good look into the soft underbelly of electoral politics.


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