The Day Nixon Declared the War on Drugs

June 18, 2014

On this day, in 1971, Richard Nixon held a press conference to declare a 'War on Drugs'.

The countless lives lost and ruined, as well as the clear evidence that the policy is both cruel and futile is not lost on the American people. But it is lost on the DEA Administrator, Michele Leonhart, who wants the war to continue.

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Billionaires vs Teachers: The Vergara Court Decision in California

June 14, 2014

The Green Shadow Cabinet's Dr. Jack Rasmus and guest, 40-year experienced teacher, Gretchen Lipow, discuss last week’s ‘Vergara’ legal decision in California—the latest example of a long series of efforts by politicians and corporate elites to blame teachers for the decline in the quality of K-12 public education in America.

David Welch, Silicon Valley tech billionaire, has been behind funding the movement and the legal suit that led to last week’s Vergara decision identifying teacher tenure as the cause of inner city schools’ student underachievement.

Obama Articulates a New Vision for Foreign Policy, But Is It New?

June 1, 2014

President Obama gave his commencement speech to graduates of the West Point Military Academy this week, using it as an opportunity to unveil an apparently new direction for US foreign policy.

Green Shadow Cabinet Public Intervenor for Human Rights, Ajamu Baraka, questions the new framing the Administration is putting on U.S. global militarism.