I note in this morning’s Bangor Daily News that Governor Paul LePage and his Republican allies intend to cut funding for Head Start programs, despite solid empirical evidence that for every dollar invested in early childhood education, nearly nine dollars in economic benefit to society is generated.
I note two excerpts from yesterday’s New York […]
There were huge and dramatic May Day protests throughout Manhattan and across the country yesterday, but if you look at the front page of the New York Times, you wouldn’t know anything had happened at all. […]
Just as hundreds of protesters from Brooklyn poured into Bryant Park, hundreds of others left to protest restaurant exploitation of immigrant workers. The May Day general strike and protests for economic justice appear to be having a strong impact so far today. […]
Yesterday, NYPD entered activists’ homes under the guise of other business and began interrogating people about plans for the May Day protests. Why? Is protest now a crime in New York City? […]
A whopping 102 organizations in New York City have endorsed — and, more importantly, are set to participate in — a long list of protest activities tomorrow, May 1 2012. These include actions approved by local, state and federal government officials — and actions that have no approval save the authority of the United States […]
Next Tuesday, May 1 will be a day of General Strike in communities across the United States. It’s a day of no working, no school, no banking and no shopping, with 123 American cities planning participation so far. […]
When groups like Americans Elect refer to the “sensible center” while drawing up lists of names of acceptable presidential contenders — names like Evan Bayh, Erskine Bowles, Tim Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels, David Walker and Michael Bloomberg — they’re appealing to the idea that these are typical people, reasonable, sensible people holding typical ideas, reasonable, sensible […]
The Occupy Wall Street Library is gone. No, not just gone. Destroyed by the NYPD on orders of Michael Bloomberg:
2:44 a.m. NYPD destroys OWS Library. 5,000 donated books in dumpster.
NYPD destroying american cultural history, they’re destroying the documents, the books, the artwork of an event in our nation’s history … Right now, […]
Brown, Esbensen and Geis’ Criminology 7th Edition expresses problems with the Uniform Crime Reports dryly:
“The UCR also can be a tool for political manipulation. Police administrators sometimes rely upon these data to justify requests for additional money for personnel, equipment, and training. At other times, the Crime Index can be manipulated by a department […]
At 9:15 pm, the NYPD demanded that Occupy Wall Street take down all its signs within 15 minutes, or the police themselves would take the signs away.
What happened to the constitutional First Amendment right to peaceably assemble, petition for the redress of grievance, and engage in acts of free speech? What happened to […]