Year: 2011

Obama Backs Protesters’ Rights — in Egypt


Tahrir Square, Cairo, 2011-02-08 (monasosh) Between the Arab Spring uprising in Egypt, and its successor Occupy uprising in America, President Obama has had different reactions.1 On January 28th, right after police cracked-down on Egyptian protesters to clear Tahrir Square in…

Welcome to the Plutonomy Backlash


Occupy Cleveland – circa 2011-10-21 “Welcome to the Plutonomy Machine,” began a 2005 report by three Citigroup analysts to their investor clients.1 The report called the United States a “plutonomy” — an “economy powered by the wealthy,” where “there is…

Where are all the bad teachers?


Teachers called to stand and be fired. Providence Journal / Connie Grosh Political winds seem to be blowing against U.S. teachers. Republican state governments accuse teachers of having lavish benefits, and pass laws to tear-up their contracts and destroy their…