The September 2017 Issue of Substance

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Next in line for 'balance' will be Hitler, whose intention were 'good' according to the Burns balancing act... Historians and activists weigh in against Ken Burns's lies about America in Vietnam...

One of the greatest lies of all is that tyrants did their deeds for the "best intentions" -- and that is precisely what Ken Burns is peddling in his latest foray into history, his Vietnam . . .


Ken Burns on Vietnam... Boomers Teach the Grandbabies More Lies Ahead About the Wars on Vietnam

[img=9870]They are at it again. They need to beat their own dead horse to death once more. The US rout in Vietnam must be mystified again — to unite a nation reeling from the promise . . .


Labor Day Update: 'Right to work' laws expanding... Right wing alliance prepares broad attack on public worker unions...

While there were still a number of Labor Day events across the USA actually featuring "Labor" (meaning unions), the main features of the current era are the continuing attacks on unions by right wing activists . . .


Pocket calendar eliminated after more than a half century?...Chicago Teachers Union members facing more unpleasant surprises about the union leadership's lies and sellouts as another new school year begins...

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union returned to work on August 29, 2017, to learn that their union leaders still have not provided them with a printed book copy of the contract under which they . . .


Board meeting

I was about ten minutes early for the FY18 Capital Plan hearing, one of four, at 6:00 -8:00, at Bridge Elementary School,3800 N. New England Ave. on August 21. I have attended a couple of . . .


'Members First' caucus schedules first meeting of the new school year in growing challenge to CORE and the 'Sharkey - Lewis Sellouts'...

After more than a year of meetings, with the number of participants growing in number each month, the group calling itself "Members First" will hold its first meeting of the 2017 - 2018 school year . . .


Students speak out at CPS budget hearing... 'How can you say we are the future when you are constantly taking our future away?'...

Three Lindblom seniors, Nathan Petithomme, Jasmine Curtis, and Alissa James-Anderson, addressed the Board of Education at last Wednesday’s (August 21, 2017) budget hearing. The students all criticized Chicago's budget priorities and offered better ways to . . .


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