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Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation

Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation

A public forum with authors Bill Bigelow, Jesse Hagopian, Sarah Knopp and Adam Sanchez A conservative consensus dominates the discussion about what?s wrong with our schools and how to fix them: scapegoat teachers, vilify our unions, and promise more private control and market solutions. In each case, students lose?especially students of color and the children of the working class and the poor. Education and Capitalism, written by teacher activists, speaks back to that elite consensus. It draws on the ideas […]

Oakland General Strike

Oakland General Strike

In light of recent events including a violent police crack down against peaceful #occupyOakland that included an early morning raid that destroyed the occupy camp and the brutal and excessive use of force by the heavily militarized Oakland Police Department against the people, a General Strike has been declared on for November 5th. Here is an example of police shooting a US Iraq veteran in the head with a tear gas canister and then throwing concussion grenades at the people […]

Reportback from People’s Republic of Wisconsin

Reportback from People’s Republic of Wisconsin

Adam Sanchez, a Portland teacher, describes the scenes he saw in Madison Wisconsin where thousands of people stormed the Madison Capitol building in response to Scott Walker’s attack collective bargaining rights. This is the first domino.