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Tweed serves as “#Occupy” stop on way to Foley Square protest | GothamSchools #ows

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It’s been two months since anti-inequality protesters first settled in at Zuccotti Park in a movement that became known as “Occupy Wall Street.” To commemorate education’s unique role in the activism, protesters chose the Department of Education’s headquarters, Tweed Courthouse, as a meeting point for a much larger rally taking place tonight in Lower Manhattan.

Just as many of the DOE’s top officials were leaving Tweed to head to the department’s monthly Panel for

'Children's Brigade' Joins Occupy Wall Street On Two-Month Anniversary #ows

'Children's Brigade' Joins Occupy Wall Street On Two-Month Anniversary:

'Children's Brigade' Joins Occupy Wall Street On Two-Month Anniversary

Occupy Wall Street Childrens Brigade

First Posted: 11/17/11 07:36 PM ET Updated: 11/17/11 07:36 PM ET


NEW YORK -- As college students took center stage at a Tuesday afternoon Union Square rally on Occupy Wall Street's two-month anniversary, a smaller but equally loud group of younger protesters refused to miss out on the action.

"We have power, we have friends, nothing will stop us, we fight till the end!" hollered Patrick Inosanto, a 10-year-old fifth grader at Brooklyn's P.S. 261. Inosanto was dwarfed by the throngs of protesters he marched with -- but they repeated his chants and amplified his cheers through the people's mic.

Inosanto's group calls itself the "children's brigade," after a similar protest action in Oakland, Calif. It is part of the 99% School, according to the group's spokeswoman Rivka Gewirtz Little, a movement started on Oct. 3 by parents in East Harlem that works in support of Occupy Wall Street by holdin

The Return of ‘A State without a Budget, A government without a Clue’

4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: The Return of ‘A State without a Budget, A government without a Clue’: BIG MIDYEAR HIT FOR PROP 98 LIKELY + DEEPER CUTS TO STATE BUDGET EXPECTED + Addl Coverage + smf’s 2¢:

The Return of ‘A State without a Budget, A government without a Clue’: BIG MIDYEAR HIT FOR PROP 98 LIKELY + DEEPER CUTS TO STATE BUDGET EXPECTED + Addl Coverage + smf’s 2¢

INT. CLASSROOM – DAY
smf: In budget cycles past, 4LAKids broke out the California Budget Debate from the rest of the Education mess and placed in in a separate blog: A state without a Budget, a government without a Clue”. 4LAKids was trying to keep the recession separate from recess – and to avoid depression altogether.

This past year the state got a budget early, and after an initial hiccough got a another, “final”budget; close enough to on-time to escape a tardy slip. There was no

#Occupy #UCDavis « occupy california #ows

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DAVIS, California – Students have set up tents in the Quad at UC Davis, responding to police raids and brutality both here, at UC Davis, as well as at UC Berkeley. They have declared their solidarity with #OccupyWallStreet. We even have a mailbox!

Daily Kos: "I AM a Man"

Daily Kos: "I AM a Man":

"I AM a Man"

I want you to think back to April of 1968. Many of America's cities burned, because Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis.

Perhaps you even remember why Dr. King was in Memphis - to help African-American sanitation workers who were on strike after two of their brethren, who had sought shelter during a rain storm in a compactor, were crushed to death.

The words titling this post were those on the signs of the 1,300 sanitation workers.

The man who led them, and to whose assistance Dr. King had come, was Taylor Rodgers.

He passed away on November 12. He spent many years after the strike in Memphis as an organizer for AFSCME - the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.

AFSCME has put up this blog post, titled simply "Remembering Taylor Rogers."

Let me offer only two paragraphs:

During the 64-day struggle, Rogers and his fellow workers were beaten, gassed and jailed – along

The Heck with Tech « My Island View

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The Heck with Tech

Ever since I started writing my blog, I wondered when I would reach the end of my road and run out of things to rant about. It seems that every time I approach that point, something pops up to get me started again. As luck would have it, two such events occurred today. One incident happened early today and the second came later in the day. Of course, for dramatic effect I will begin with the later.

Late in the afternoon I had an appointment with my dentist for a cleaning. It’s one of the many ways my dentist has arranged for me to pay his rent. I see my dentist quite often. When I arrived at the waiting room, the receptionist greeted me with a big smile and three pages of blank forms. She apologized for inconveniencing me, but THE LAW required her to have me fill out the forms. I immediately looked at her desk and asked what

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