Archive for August, 2012

Rouge Forum Dispatch: The Real Labor Day is Mayday, but Happy Happy Merry Merry Class War!

Friday, August 31st, 2012

We Say Fight Back “The Most Heroic Word in All Languages is Revolution,” Eugene Debs Where does the Counterfeit US “Labor Day” Come From? President Grover Cleveland, citing the now delayed mail system, declared the strike illegal and sent 12,000 troops to break it. Two men were killed in the violence that erupted near […]

Rouge Forum Dispatch almost labor day

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

We Say Fight Back! Keep Up as Chicago Fights the RaTTs Colombia Workers vs GM At the beginning of this month a group of former General Motors (GM) workers stitched their lips shut and began a hunger strike in the Colombian capital, Bogota. They had already spent over a year outside the US embassy […]

Rouge Forum Dispatch: Hot Summer! Watch Chicago!

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

We Say Fightback! Union officials explained to union teachers later that the signs had to be ready, even though they continue negotiations with the CPS bargaining team (which still doesn’t include Mayor Emanuel’s hand-picked “Chief Executive Officer,” former Rochester schools supt. Jean-Claude Brizard). Some of the signs expressly state that the picketing is being done […]

Rouge Forum Dispatch: Fat Man! Little Boy!

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

We Say Fightback! above, Montreal Cops using pepper spray on student strikers Montreal Strike Continues With the suspended winter term set to resume next week at many CEGEPs, Montreal police say they won’t enforce certain clauses of Bill 78, Quebec’s contentious student strike law, unless school authorities ask them to. The law makes it an […]

Rouge Forum Dispatch: Equality or Barbarism

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

We Say Fightback! Critical Theories In the Twenty First Century: A Conference of Transformative Pedagogies: 2012 Theme: Critical Education Against Capitalism (call for proposals at web site) Sponsored by: Educational Foundations in the Department of Professional and Secondary Education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania Co-hosted by: The Rouge Forum Proposal Due Date: November 1st […]