Mel Gurtov: Amidst the economic downturn in China, two developments that are not “in the human interest” stand out: rising unemployment among workers in state-owned enterprises, and repression of criticism of the party-state leadership.
Cheryl Dorsey: Since the District’s powerful administrators could not quiet me, I was sent to what most in the district refer to as “teacher jail” or in my case “investigator jail” and an LAPD-style task force was convened.
Kevin B. Anderson: Unprecedented character of Gaza massacre of March 30 shows utter depravity of Israeli government, but will not be able to break will of the Palestinian people.
Mark Dempsey: America’s recent austerity is strictly optional. The U.S. has made money without limit to bail out banks and prosecute wars. Why not improve the infrastructure?