WHAT KIND OF WOMEN SUPPORTED KAVANAUGH AND WHY?

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In the early 1970's I was working in New York City, where there was a massive demonstration by women on 6th Avenue in Greenwich Village confronting sexism and the social and economic inequalities and violence that women had been and...

BRETT KAVANAUGH- A RECALLED PRODUCT OF HIS TIMES?

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The most compelling and yet ignored argument supporting that Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh had impermissibly sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford and other women is that these actions are most consistent with his uncontested male chauvinist upbringing and consequentially resulting legal beliefs against women's liberating birth control. Kavanaugh and his like-minded supporters seek to use the law to ignore and negate scientific accomplishments in birth control, because they would finally put women on an equal footing with men by giving them control over their bodies. Up until now women have literally been left throughout human history holding the [amniotic] bag for men's uncontrolled and too often violent sexual actions against them. Roe vs. Wade and birth control have methodically moved to change this.

KPFK RENAISSANCE

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In taking cognizance of the present state of purposefully suppressed news reporting of anything that even remotely resembles the truth in a yet corporate dominated commercial and non-commercial media, it is incumbent upon one to pose a viable media alternative,...

INVENTING THE NEWS

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Corporations and their foundations have arrived at a point in this country where they have outright final say over virtually all the content of commercial and non-commercial media. Especially when it comes to reporting- or not reporting- what has come to be called the fake news. No, it might not be what The Donald calls fake news, but it's fake nonetheless.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LONG FAILED DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND LAUSD? LAUSD JUST LIES MORE

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If you compare predominantly minority filled and long failed Detroit public schools with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), there is only one glaring difference- LAUSD has been run by a better bunch of liars than Detroit.

UTLA: WHY A TEACHERS' STRIKE AT LAUSD NOW?

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The Social Studies teacher in me says it would be a big mistake to try and figure out why UTLA President Alex Caputo Pearl and the rest of the reality challenged leadership of UTLA choose now to threaten a strike...

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09 2018

THE ALTERNATIVE REALITY OF LAUSD SUPT. AUSTIN BEUTNER

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What is most disingenuous about the L.A. Times "Reporter" Howard Blume's latest article entitled "LAUSD chief signals desire to limit teacher job protections and change funding rules" is that virtually nothing in the article is even remotely true. And worst yet, ersatz "Reporter" Blume knows it's not true. But at least he's got a good excuse for not telling the truth, since at the L.A. Times, they have gone from 1400 to 350 reporters and where all remaining reporters like Blume know full well that they too will be out the door, if they even attempt to actually report the truth as to what is going on at LAUSD and elsewhere.

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09 2018

How Perjury Usurped Due Process in California Education- A Technical Brief

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Many educators have inquired why the teaching profession in California is in such dire straights. Much publicized has been the stories of the statewide teacher shortage, forced retirements, and a lack of new teachers coming into credentialing programs. The teaching profession, which in the past has been the most respected and important profession has been diminished in many ways to constant abuse, bullying and outright crimes perpetrated by the administrators, private law firms and by extension local school boards. To explain the current we must look to the past and examine the education code last updated in 1976.

WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING MOVIES, LINDA YELLEN IS A 20TH CENTURY CLEVER FOX

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Recently, I've had the pleasure of re-connecting with the talented award-winning filmmaker Linda Yellen. As director, writer, and producer, Linda has beautifully fashioned 21 films that reflect her singular ability to tell intriguing stories about complicated characters. She's just finished writing and directing Fluidity, a remarkable and groundbreaking film about the second sexual revolution.

JUVENILE LIFE INCARCERATION- smallasaGIANT

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Over the last 9 years in writing about the purposeful failure to educate predominantly Latino and African American children in our yet segregated public school districts like the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), one of the greatest casualties I have documented that often goes unappreciated, when these predominantly minority children are turned loose on society without even rudimentary educational formation, is the clearly resulting reality that "every year across the country, an estimated 200,000 youth are tried, sentenced or incarcerated as adults," which more often then not leads to a life buried in the criminal justice system.

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