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Bob Simpson: The Chicago City Colleges: Why close child development programs when the need is so great?

Expanding access to high quality early childhood education is among the smartest investments that we can make. Research has shown that the early years in a child’s life—when the human brain is forming—represent a critically important window of opportunity to develop a child’s full potential and shape key academic, social, and cognitive skills that determine Read more…

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Nasir Khan: A true warrior works for the good of others

Nasir Khan, January 9, 2015 This message of Chief Sitting Bull can stir the conscience of every human being. In any case, this is a hope and wish I have for the for common men and women in the world. But the situation is not so simple. There are people who are immune to what Read more…

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Nasir Khan: Remarks on old gods and One God

 Nasir Khan, December 27, 2015 I assure the followers of one Supreme God who belong to different religions, both monotheistic (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) and others (Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, etc.) that old gods and goddesses were not ‘real’. They were only man-made and existed in the imagination of their believers. However, it is important to point out Read more…

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Nasir Khan: Killing of innocent people by individuals and by states through wars

Nasir Khan, January 7, 2016 President Obamas shedding tears for the US children killed in gun violence   Oh, what a sad sight! The kind-hearted and benevolent US president Obama has shed tears for the US children who were victims of gun violence! But he didn’t shed any tears on the cold-blooded killings of men, Read more…

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Lawrence Wittner: American Casualties of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program

When Americans think about nuclear weapons, they comfort themselves with the thought that these weapons’ vast destruction of human life has not taken place since 1945—at least not yet.  But, in reality, it has taken place, with shocking levels of U.S. casualties. This point is borne out by a recently-published study by a team of Read more…

Dimitris Fasfalis: A womens’ petition against “debtocracy” in Lyons September 1792

January 25th last year has been a tremendous victory for hope in Europe: Alexis Tsipras and Syriza won elections in Greece. Their program was clearly socialist and democratic, against the rule of the troika experts and global finance institutions. The close relationship between the struggle for democracy and the struggle against “debtocracy” has nothing new Read more…

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Nasir Khan: How we get religions and politics

Nasir Khan, December 24, 2015 “In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.” ― Read more…

Ken Bank: Jeb Bush helped free a known terrorist

On October 6, 1976 a Cuban Airlines flight carrying 73 passengers and crew from Barbados to Jamaica was blown out of the sky by two time bombs. Everybody on board was killed including 24 members of the Cuban National Fencing Team, many of them teenagers. The subsequent investigation revealed several CIA-linked anti-Castro exiles were involved. Read more…

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Don Fitz: Green Time TV: Environmental Justice – Social Action

Green Time TV Environmental Justice – Social Action by Don Fitz Environmental and social racism are parts of an interconnected whole. January Green Time episodes explore how environmental and social justice activists are working to overcome them. The first January Green Time features Sylvester Brown reminiscing about the idea for the Sweet Potato Project, which Read more…

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Lawrence Wittner: Has the Time Come for Democratization of the Economy?

A study released at the beginning of December by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) reported that America’s 20 wealthiest individuals own more wealth than roughly half the American population combined—152 million people.  The startling level of economic inequality in the United States  is also highlighted by Forbes, which recently observed that the richest 400 Read more…

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