“Right now, my biggest struggle is sending my son to college. We are short $17,000. I just found out yesterday. He actually did great—he came up with $35,000 in grants and scholarships. But the school is $52,000.”
“That’s a lot of money.”
“Of course, my choice would be a state school, but he wants to study sports medicine, and that happened to be a good program for him. And I’m happy that he came up with everything but the seventeen. He did great. It’s because he is a good kid.”
“Do you have other children?”
“He is in middle school, so I don’t have to worry about that for at least another six years. And he has something to look forward to. That’s his actual hero that he can touch and be around. His brother is his hero.”
Maestra: This brief and engaging documentary tells the story of 100,000 Cuban teenagers, most of them girls, who participated in Cuba’s 1961 literacy campaign.
Historical footage and current-day interviews bring the campaign to life. Most compelling to U.S. students will be the stories of the girls themselves, many of them middle school age, who left their families to take on major responsibilities far away.
Fifty years later, the brigadistas reminisce about the independence and self-confidence they gained from the great adventure and the trust the country placed in them—in one year, they taught more than 700,000 people to read and write!
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Photo: Norma and Daysi Guillard, 1961. (Norma Guillard is featured in the film.)
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Memorial for the victims of last year’s Bangladesh factory collapse.
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Rafael Arce Zablah Brigade guerrilla of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front.
Bernie Sanders What the U.S. Can Learn About Health Care from Other Countries: Other major countries offer better health care at less cost than the United States, according to witnesses who testified on Tuesday at a Senate hearing chaired by Sen. Bernie Sanders. “What this hearing is really about is two fundamental issues. First, the U.S., the wealthiest country on the planet, is the only major industrialized country in the world that does not guarantee health care as a right to its citizens. Should we consider joining the rest of the world? I’d argue we should,” Sanders said. “Second, the U.S. spends twice as much as other countries that have much better health outcomes. What can we learn from these countries?” asked Sanders, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging. Continue reading here: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/us-can-learn-other-countries-health-care
In a truly free country, the masses would have a voice. But Citizens United, and the entire history of US government, created an oligarchy. OOPS. Everything you believe in about the US (if you grew up here) is false.
In a recent article, Amnesty International accused the Venezuelan government of a “witch hunt” when a right-wing opposition mayor Daniel Ceballos was arrested.
However, Amnesty has yet to use such strong language against the five weeks of human rights violations people in Venezuela have suffered at the hands of violent opposition sectors. The “witch hunt” term demonises the people’s right to bring such criminals to justice.
In its March 20 statement, “Venezuela: Arrest of local mayor signals potential ‘witch hunt’”, Amnesty says Ceballos, mayor of San Cristobal, capital of Tachira state on the Colombian border, was arrested for his “alleged involvement in anti-government protests … authorities in Venezuela seem to be setting the scene for a witch hunt against opposition leaders”.
It is important to counter the horrendous distortions contained in this article, because the private media will quote its positions as fact. Articles like this embolden the criminals and coup participants who are among opposition leaders. It also makes it harder for those of us who have suffered from opposition violence to demand arrests, and authorities to carry them out.
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