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ASUP Plans Nationwide Protest For April 29

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), on Wednesday, said it had concluded plans to stage a nationwide protest over what it described as government’s insensitivity to its lingering strike. 281 more words


Field Punishment No 1 reviewed - reminder that the war's not over

by Don Franks

In a week of  sickly sentiment coated militarism,  TV One’s Tuesday movie Field Punishment No 1 rocked the boat  wonderfully. The Archibald Baxter book We shall not Cease, on which the film was largely based is one I read in my early twenties. 477 more words

Imperialism And Anti-imperialism

Mexican Political Surrealisms

Some Context: This is a piece I wrote on the presidential inauguration of  PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto in December 1, 2012.  This reflection was a product of the political youth attitudes of that year, which were particularly agitated and mobilized as a result of the… 822 more words

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Ukraine coal miners on strike, refuse to pay Kiev coup damages bill

Over 2,000 coal miners in Lugansk region have been on strike for the second day running, demanding higher wages and refusing to accept a pay cut to fund the restoration of Kiev, which suffered damage during the coup that overthrew the government.Some 80 percent of miners from five coal mines belonging to “Krasnodonugol” enterprise in the city of Krasnodon have not shown up to work. 77 more words


April 23: #SOSVenezuela

The biggest news of the day was an announced public transit fare increase of 40%. The fares will not shoot up immediately: an increase of 25% will come into effect on April 30, and the other 15% will come on August 15. 444 more words


How Long?

How I feel about education policy / “reform” today = this (thank you Bob).

“Blowin’ In The Wind”

How many roads must a man walk down… 218 more words