The Freedom Writers-Freedom Writers Foundation

http://www.freedomwritersfoundation.org/site/c.kqIXL2PFJtH/b.2286937/k.5487/About_Freedom_Writers.htm

just watched the movie. Truly inspirational doesn’t begin to do it justice…

http://www.truth-out.org/wisconsin-crowds-swell-30000-key-gop-legislators-waver67882

I’m inclined to agree with the caution suggested by yoboba (no relation, despite the ears). Reagan set the precedent for union busting, and if the same testosterone fuelled psychosis is still prevalent in the GOP psyche today, they could well TRY to use Wisconsin as a test bed for similar treatment. Whether they succeed will be down to just how much local support the public workers really have. From the authoritarians point of view; So what if it means shutting down the schools for 6 months while they recruit blackleg teachers to the cause. It would mean trouble free oppression of workers for a couple of decades. That’s got to be worth a few percent on the polls…

Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail? | Rolling Stone Politics

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-isnt-wall-street-in-jail-20110216?print=true

could it, perhaps, have anything to do with the fact that they OWN the jails and the system that puts people in there?

Bradley Manning Support Network & Archive & PayPal Backs Down, Reinstates Account for Supporters of Bradley Manning

http://www.bradleymanning.org/16196/paypal-backs-down-reinstates-account-for-supporters-of-bradley-manning/

score one for coordinated web activism…

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=18150336

mindblowin…

Letters to a heretic: An email conversation with climate change sceptic Professor Freeman Dyson – Climate Change, Environment – The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/letters-to-a-heretic-an-email-conversation-with-climate-change-sceptic-professor-freeman-dyson-2224912.html

disappointing. I was expecting a more serious and enlightening challenge to the consensus from the likes of Dyson, but he just danced away from the nitty gritty…

Who is the Superpower, America or Israel? — Puppet Masters — Sott.net

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/224861-Who-is-the-Superpower-America-or-Israel-

neat summary of how the Jewish tail wags the American dog…

Tormented by trolling: The vile web craze that taunted family of bullied Natasha even after her suicide | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1360788/Tormented-trolling-The-vile-web-craze-taunted-family-bullied-Natasha-suicide.html

From the page: “triggered by a bizarre new internet trend known as trolling“.

Are they braindead or what? The stupidity of that line is exposed within the SAME article where they report on the PhD author who’s been researching Trolls since the 90s. More importantly, it allows full rant mode: “This is an epidemic. There is no law to stop it, and it needs absolute, immediate intervention” says the duty authoritarian. This, in a world which cannot even agree to “absolute immediate intervention” to stop something that matters, like Gaddafi killing his own citizens.

Sex, brothels and the REAL tyranny threatening the Arab world | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1360799/Sex-brothels-REAL-tyranny-threatening-Arab-world.html

like I said, we wont know for a year or so whether the Arab uprisings have been Revolutionary or Reactionary. And the status of Women will be a good quick test. This story is the standard Islamophobic Daily Mail rant but it’s warnings may nevertheless turn out to be valid…

Cannabis ingredient restores cancer patients lost pleasure in food | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1359841/Cannabis-ingredient-restores-cancer-patients-lost-pleasure-food.html

The content of this story is not news. The relatively straight presentation – from this source – is. The Mail is one of the loudest media mouthpieces of the War On Drugs and would normally either hide stories like this, bury them so deep no one notices or include editorial comment designed to undermine the message. Someone must have been asleep at the Sub Editors’ desk…

Behind the Arab revolt is a word we dare not speak

http://johnpilger.com/articles/behind-the-arab-revolt-is-a-word-we-dare-not-speak

must read…

Top 10 Swingers of the Animal Kingdom | Polygamous Animals | Animal Sex | LiveScience

http://www.livescience.com/12963-top-10-polygamous-animals-bonobos-hyena-856.html

after multiple copulations lasting 5-14 hours… the males drop dead. Yeah, but what a way to go!

Behzad Majdian, “A Glorified Military Coup in Egypt: An Aborted Revolution or the Genesis of a Genuine Revolution?”

http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2011/majdian140211.html

a welcome dose of perspective. We won’t know whether what we are seeing in the Arab world is revolutionary for at least another year. One good way to judge it will be the status of Women. But, frankly, even if it’s ONLY evolutionary, as long as they’ve taken a step forward rather than back, it will still be a cause for some degree of celebration…

Milton Friedman – Greed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A

Exxon, Shell, BP outed as mystery hack attack victims • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/25/hacked_companies_identified/

cyberwarfare includes industrial espionage and it looks like the Chinese are well up on the practice…