|Betty Reid Mandell June 27, 2013|
The following letter from me was published in the Boston Globe on June 26, 2013.
June 18, 2013
The Boston Globe
To the Editor:
|Joanne Landy June 20, 2013|
Havaar: Iranian Initiative Against War, Sanctions and State Repression is a grassroots group of Iranians, Iranian-Americans and allies who have joined together to categorically oppose any military action and the U.S.-led sanctions against Iran. They stand in solidarity with the Iranian people’s struggle against war and sanctions and against state repression; all of these forms of violence, they insist, hurt the lives and aspirations of ordinary Iranians.
|Dan La Botz June 12, 2013|
Last night Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ordered police to drive protesters from Taksim Square in Istanbul and with water cannons, tear gas and clubs they did so.
|Lois Weiner May 18, 2013|
Hats off - again - to Chicago's smart, courageous teachers and the union leadership they've re-elected, from the Caucus of Rank and File Educators (CORE), including Karen Lewis as Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) president.
|Lois Weiner May 16, 2013|
The union representing Greek secondary school teachers has asked for messages of support. The Greek government has banned its strike and other public employee unions have come out in support of the teachers. Mary Compton's newly-reconfigured website about teachers' global resistance to neoliberalism's destruction of public education has the information about the strike and how/where to send messages of support.
|Lois Weiner April 24, 2013|
Teachers at Garfield HS in Seattle, Washington are re-launching the MAP test boycott of the spring test with a press conference at which they will announce important developments. Garfield teachers are concerned that because evaluations are directly tied to the spring version of the test, the district will not give the same leeway for their boycott this spring.
|Lois Weiner April 23, 2013|
Student protests in defense of public education as a right are spreading across the globe. The courage young people are showing is remarkable, as they confront governments who do the bidding of bankers while pretending to put "students first." Student protests in Chile have resumed, with between 80,000 - 150,000 young people taking to the streets in Santiago, to demand free public education.
|Lois Weiner April 20, 2013|
In her informative blog, Diane Ravitch refers, correctly,to a "fawning interview" with Bill Gates. I think we have to move beyond these visceral reactions to understand why this is occurring. And to do that, we have to look at the international picture. I've been told that when I discuss this international picture, it sounds like I'm describing a "conspiracy." Heavens no! Conspiracies are secret, and this is a public project.
|Lois Weiner April 14, 2013|
Teachers are guilty of "labour terrorism"? Sounds too ridiculous to take seriously?
|Lois Weiner April 10, 2013|
As readers of New Politics and/or my new book probably know, I'm not bashful about criticizing the politics and policies of the international confederation of teachers unions, the Education International (EI). So what does it mean that the EI has just published my blog about what EI should be doing - but isn't?