Sorry, Occupy

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*+-Mark Naison: The transformative role that Occupy activists have played in coordinating relief to the hardest hit victims of Hurricane Sandy has shown me that the Occupy networks that survived the evictions were much stronger than I realized.

Smiley and West – The Book Tour

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*+-Award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, one of the nation’s leading intellectuals are touring the country addressing the issue of rising poverty in the United States.

Our Century’s Emmett Till

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*+-Tom Degan: Trayvon was a no-good troublemaker, the right-wing screamers say. The proof? He was once caught with an empty bag of marijuana. Really? Would someone please explain to me what constitutes an “empty” bag of grass?

Test Mania: A School Is Not a Spreadsheet

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*+-David Lyell: The current LAUSD school board majority needs to remember that the immeasurable elements of nurturing, protecting, and fostering growth and development in every single child are qualities that simply can not be quantified in a score.

Manipulating Obama: Moving Left

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*+-Anthony Samad: At the end of the day, Obama is going to have to look in the faces of his various bases, not those that voted for him because they didn’t have a better choice (they are already gone), but those who really believed in what he was trying to do.

A Permanent Housing Collapse?

*+-Shamus Cooke: The housing market appears to be on a never-ending downward spiral, with the much-discussed “recovery” always around the next corner.