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Column
Feb.05.2011
Counterpunch
  Anthony Smith has died nearly a week after being shot. Anthony was a young man of 17-years and a student at Miami's Booker T. Washington High School. He played football and would have been a Senior this year if not for the gunshots that killed him. The fatal bullet penetrated his chest and collapsed his lungs. The beginning of the end for Anthony was a...
Column
Feb.05.2011
Guerilla News Network
I have displayed the picture of a Palestinian mother caught in this recent ghastly Gazan nightmare in a place I must look at it every day. She is hovering over her blood soaked son and while her eyes are hidden, the boy stares up at her from a morgue-like slab. I don’t know if death has already visited the child but his eyes are still open. If he is still alive...
Column
Dec.22.2010
SusanOhanian.org
Warning flags are flying over America's public schools. The approaching storm is a creation of this nation’s wealthiest and most powerful corporate leaders. They are lead by men who first mapped out their strategy at the Business Roundtable’s education summit in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1989. They came down from the summit as the newly formed Business...
Column
Dec.22.2010
In the heyday of chattel slavery in this country the idea of “inevitability” was one of its pillars. Slavery was the way things were and would forever be. To be sure some were unconvinced. Skepticism cost people like Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner, and John Brown their lives. But it turned out they were on to genuine inevitability. From the moment the vile and...
Column
Dec.22.2010
Thomas Paine's Corner
One of the corporate wrecking balls brought down on America’s public schools is “data driven” education. The charade is a creation of the Business Roundtable and other forces that dream of a privatized school system that better serves their global profit making schemes. Because their sinister intentions must be kept on the down low, data driven education is...
Short Story
Aug.05.2009
Andrew's Ashes This coming week I've asked my father to guide me to the Fussell Family Cemetary in Rose Hill, North Carolina. It is the place where his mother Grace and his father Cyrus are buried and where plots are reserved for he and my mother when they are laid to rest. My son Patrick has agreed to come along. Patrick and I will carry with us the remains of...