A student blows up at a teacher, drops the F-bomb. The usual approach at Lincoln...– Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85% (via mchotdog) what a radical idea yo (via matthewdgold) Bam. Kids “misbehave” for actual, real, valid reasons. And have feelings. (via amydentata) This sounds like the teaching/parenting...
At home, on issues of domestic importance, Obama is a hamstrung, hogtied...– Tomgram: Engelhardt, A Global-Profiling President | TomDispatch (via nickturse)
Sergio Hernandez-Guereca: US Wouldn’t Charge... →
An upteenth “stone-throwing incident” at the US-Mex border fence draws some heat from the Mexican embassy over border patrol’s “Texas justice” rationality for child-murder. Since the unnamed agent in question is being protected, we may conjecture whether DHS and ICE actually paid him a bonus for the head count. Certainly a paid leave was floated him. I have blogged...
#NoamChomsky: Erasing the history of #MayDay →
This post by Chomsky reminded me of something the leader of SAFE’s (Southern Illinoisans Against Fracking) legal team said to me at the general assembly last week. First I told the assembly about the student protest riots in Montreal, Quebec against among other things the noxious tar sands gas & oil development to the North. It was all news to them. They hadn’t heard about...
What does it mean in America to be a successful artist?” asks Dana Gioia, the...– No Sympathy for the Creative Class, Salon (via susie-c)
Human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng has escaped... →
aiwwenglish: 维权律师陈光诚已逃离山东临沂的家，重获自由，有消息称他目前已进入美国驻北京大使馆。《阳光时务》通过可靠渠道，获得陈光诚重获自由后对外发布的第一批视频资料，提出三点要求：依法严惩罪犯；依法保障家人安全；依法惩治腐败。请继续关注后续报道。http://t.co/fgkr1ztg ————————— This was retweeted by Mr. Ai. Original tweet by @isunaffairs. Read more about Chen Guangcheng’s video and list of demands here.
#ows #occupy #takethesquare | Risk of Mass... →
fralcon: In a move reminiscent of Bush era fear-mongering, the Obama Administration has released to corporate media a vague bulletin warning of possible terrorist attacks on the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. While the actual date of bin Laden’s death is May 2nd, many media outlets (including the Huffington Post, Fox News, the New York Post, and Gothamist) have reported the date as...
Pop Culture and the Third World: Environmentalism... →
popthirdworld: When I was a kid in the 1980s/90s, children’s movies and TV shows with a hardline pro-environmentalism message were common place. Think FernGully, Captain Planet, Widget the World Watcher, The World of David the Gnome. It coincided with a wave of environmental awareness in the 1980s with…
The Missouri legislature, unhinged again | The... →
forwardstl: What in the world is happening in Missouri? Don’t state lawmakers there have more important things to do with their time, and more practical causes to advance on behalf of their many constituents, than ginning up one unconstitutional piece of legislation after another? Is the political process in Jefferson City so hijacked by radicals that it cannot help itself? What a waste of...
The ugly delusions of the educated conservative:... →
@alternet book excerpt republished @salon “The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science—and Reality.” Section describes the “smart idiot” effect of the Republican cult, without going into FOX News and other top-down right-wing organizations.
Boehner: Romney’s Wealth Won’t Hurt Him Because... →
cognitivedissonance: I do believe he just called anyone who’s not successful a loser. Exactly what is your definition of success? Those in the top 20%? The top 1%? Those not benefiting from government programs? If the last point is the case, I’d like to introduce John Boehner to one of the biggest welfare queens in existence: Meet Willard Mitt “Mittens” Romney. He’s used government programs...
@BillMoyers Essay: The Ghost of #McCarthyism in... →
I didn’t even know about the other MSM tinfoil hat reactions to Rep Allen West remarks. I wouldn’t have either if Bill Moyers hadn’t posted an essay about them. Apparently the Ghost of McCarthy did come back for a short time, before someone hit the delete key. Moyers asks Allen West to issue an apology and a retraction before Conservative politics becomes a RW shooting gallery...
#US: Student Loan Interest Rate Bill That Cuts... →
anonymissexpress: by Michael McAuliff, 04/27/2012 WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives advanced a bill Friday that funds cheaper student loans by cutting a preventive health care program — sparking a heated battle in which House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) accused Democrats of manufacturing a war on women. The House passed the bill by a vote of 215 to 195, with 30 Republicans bucking...
Cops Confiscate Cameras at Ohio #GOPster... →
I’m not very good at reddit. I only joined when libertarian citizen reporter Michelle Fields said that its her favorite social media networking platform. I still don’t know what my ‘link karma’ is and why it goes up or down [I think its slowly going down, but I never share any Hello Kitty photos (: ]. Nevertheless there is something to be said for top trending citizen...
RT //hu_jia National Security personnel have been... →
aiwwenglish: RT @hu_jia: 超过三十小时了，国家安全人员跟踪着郭玉闪。昨晚和今晚他都住在宾馆，随时可能被国安带走。受玉闪委托，陈述他的原话：“全中国就我一个人和光诚（逃离黑狱）有关。（警方）要找就都来找我，和珍珠无关。呼吁南京释放珍珠。”光诚，你有怎样的一群兄弟姊妹啊。 Gao Yushan and Pearl (He Peirong) are both implicated in Chen Guangcheng’s escape and there are reports that one or both of them have been taken into custody.
Save the middle finger and he'll be fine. RT... →
aiwwenglish: 保住中指就好 RT @yajun7829: @aiww 求助，岳父受伤在四川德阳人民医院6小时內没有得到动手术，错过最佳治疗时机，现导致右手无名指小指可能残废。
#Bahrain: Prominent activist Mr. Abdulhadi... →
kwikset: “The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) expresses its deep concern regarding the disappearance of a prominent activist Mr. Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who on hunger strike since February 9, 2012. Khawaja’s family confirmed to the BYSHR “last telephone conversation with him was Monday (April 23) and he was not able to talk because of tiredness and fatigue” Khawaja’s family since...
Say Hello To Your Corporate Police →
anti-propaganda: ‘Police staff throughout the county of Lincolnshire are now proudly wearing the logo of their corporate bosses, as Government cuts force privatization of the nation’s peacekeepers. G4S, a controversial multi-national security corporation has now virtually taken over all civilian positions in the region, including front counter staff at police stations, control room operators,...
Top Fed Pay: $200K. President's Salary: $400K.... →
govtoversight: The cap for executive compensation for contractor was raised 10 percent this year, even though some Senators and the administration have been trying to lower it. Read more at Federal Times.
"'I just want to make clear what this law is not... →
motherjones: The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Arizona’s immigration law today. What’d we learn? Well for one thing, when it comes to SB 1070, the high court’s conservative justices are living in an alternate universe.
Occupy All Streets: Internet... →
occupyallstreets: Quite a few people are comparing CIPSA to SOPA but the truth is CIPSA is much different and a lot worse. CISPA is supported by major companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter, and major ISP’s like Verizon and AT&T. The Bill overrides existing laws and allows corporations to give unlimited…
Dr. Jill Stein: Obama Irrational On Marijuana,... →
anonymissexpress: 04/24/2012, via @AnonyOps Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, a physician and public health advocate: “A win/win solution is within reach if we can just shake off the Bush/Obama past and embrace a rational, effective drug policy for the 21st century.” At the 420 rally in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Stein addressed tens of thousands of marijuana reform advocates. Dr....
Environmentalists file legal objection to Callaway... →
forwardstl: A St. Louis-based environmental group is asking the federal government to more closely scrutinize Ameren Corp.’s request for a 20-year license renewal at Missouri’s only nuclear power plant.
Federal judiciary unmoved by CIA blatant... →
forwardstl: Glenn Greenwald has documented more CIA abuse, this time with a nod of approval by the federal courts: In November, 2010, the Obama DOJ — consistent with its steadfast shielding of Bush-era criminals from all forms of accountability — announced that the investigation would be closed without any charges being filed.
House Vote on Cyberthreat Sharing Bill CISPA... →
kwikset: “A vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on a controversial bill aimed at expanding the amount of cyberthreat information shared between private companies and the U.S. government is scheduled for Friday. House debate on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, is scheduled to begin Thursday, followed by a Friday vote, according to information from the House...
RT //kemc: Ai Weiwei (//aiww) writes in The... →
aiwwenglish: RT @kemc: Ai Weiwei (@aiww) writes in The Guardian on Internet censorship in China: “The internet is uncontrollable.” bit.ly/IDOEdW ————————— This was retweeted by Mr. Ai. Original tweet by @kemc