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¡ We Don’t Need No Thought Control !

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End-School-School-DestroysWe reprint with thanks this excellent (though US centered) attack on schooling..  how our kids get abandoned and wiped out in soulless institutions.education-kills-creativitywhat we need is community based activity and project learning run by volunteers and the youths themselves.

Originally posted on A Buick in the Land of Lexus:

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Our kids are in CRISIS.

I work with teenagers in an affluent suburban area.

They don’t comprehend what they read. They use calculators to multiply 10 x 10. The average high school junior has no clue what the word “diligent” means.

They write essays resembling those of a 5th grader. About how Albert Einstein discovered electricity.

In tests administered in reading, science and math to 15 year-olds globally, we are behind TWENTY NINE countries in math. And our kids’ performance in reading and science is  not much better. And yet, American investment in education is unrivaled, globally.

Are you scared yet?

We lead the world in the consumption of illegal recreational drugs. And one of the chief sales outlets?

Our SCHOOLS.

Our teenage suicide rate is the highest in the world.

EVERY DAY there are over 5,400 suicide attempts by kids in grades 7 – 12.

NOW are you scared?

The two places teenagers…

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Happy longest/shortest Day on our Wonky Earth

happy winter solsticeCongrats if you’re reading this you’ve also completed one whole round of the Sun on our wonky Earth.

Wonky coz it’s  spinning tipped up, which gives us winter and summer. it’s been doing this for ages.

The moment is just after 23.00 GMT on 21st December this year, if you’re in Asia it’s  already  Monday morning.sepia k summerSo.. this or midsummer is the BEST time to celebrate surviving another year.. that’s another 940 million Km trip, more or less,  round the Sun.

HAPPY SOLSTICE TO YOU !  and may you celebrate many more!

What’s on SUBMEDIA.TV.. Join the Resistance!

anarchist summit subMedia.tv is a video production ensemble, which aims to promote

anarchist and anti-capitalist ideas,

and aid social struggles through the productionand dissemination of radical films and videos.

Founded in 1994, subMedia.tv has produced hundreds of videos on everything from anti-globalization protests to films about shoplifting.

Our films have been screened around the world in social centers and movie theaters and have been watched by millions on the internet.

http://www.submedia.tv/

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Dolly Parton, the most Influential Ad for Feminism

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Dolly Parton – “A radical in rhinestones”

By Helen Morales

When Dolly Parton played at the Glastonbury Festival last month she won rave reviews. However, the media focus was not just on her exquisite singing (or alleged miming) and fabulous costumes, but also turned to feminism.

Lily Allen discussed feminism with Dolly in an interview for The Radio Times, Krissi Murison and myself debated whether Dolly is a feminist with Jenni Murray on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, and articles in The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times also honed in on the subject. Continue reading Dolly Parton, the most Influential Ad for Feminism

Can Vies re-occupied! Rebuilding Begins! 31 May,morning.

update day 7..see unique comminity rebuilding videos here:  

#CanViesNoEsToca .. Day 6, morning demo,  Re-Occupy-!  re-Build!

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The morning demo on Day 6 was a huge success.h  After 5 nights of rioting Barcelona Council had declared the ‘demolition of Can Vies suspended’. Continue reading Can Vies re-occupied! Rebuilding Begins! 31 May,morning.

Can Vies Rebellion Day 4 #EfectoCanVies

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Can Vies re-occupied! Rebuilding Begins! 30 May,morning.

2nd day Barcelona riots for eviction/demolition of Can Vies

3rd day: Can Vies Uprising spreads like Wildfire # EfectoCanVies

REBELIÓN CAN VIES

For the 4th straight day Barcelona’s Sants barrio was the scene of burning barricades and police charges. The evening demo  and pot banging was entirely peaceful but later on main streets were closed as incidents multiplied. Continue reading Can Vies Rebellion Day 4 #EfectoCanVies

3rd day: Can Vies Uprising spreads like Wildfire # EfectoCanVies

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Can Vies re-occupied! Rebuilding Begins! 30 May,morning.

Can Vies Rebellion Day 4 #EfectoCanVies

Strong protests in Barcelona and nearby towns. Riot Police reinforcements moving from Madrid, Valladolid and Zaragoza # EfectoCanVies

7,000 people converge on the Saints in the third day of protests against the eviction of Can Vies, the police State, and  capitalist misery.

can vies dia 3 hBlue lights , police , reflected on the wet asphalt Street of Sants, a big working class barrio of trendy Barcelona. . Endless lines of Catalan police vans rushing up and down.. dispersing the thousands of demonstrators who immediately reappeared… a neighbour blasting protest songs from a balcony.. for the third consecutive day , this neighborhood has burned following the eviction of Can Vies, decreed by the government of Xavier Trias, of an assembly-run Social Center occupied for 17 years. ..

(Can Vies was a local self-run Occupied Social Center, going for 17 yrs in an ex union building, with wide neighbourhood support. The Coumcil  ordered an eviction for a ‘green space’ to crush an organisation outside its idea of a sanitised, top down, rich only, capitalist paradise. They were warned many times that evicting Can Vies would be the start of urbaan warfare, with 70% youth unemployment. Yet the arrogant idiots went ahead and lit that fuse…..)
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