Monday, February 24, 2014


Supercentenarian and oldest survivor of the Holocaust Alice Herz-Sommer, 110, has died. Her life story was made into a film and has been nominated for an Oscar.

Herz-Sommer, her husband and her son were sent from Prague in 1943 to a concentration camp in the Czech city of Terezin - Theresienstadt in German - where inmates were allowed to stage concerts in which she frequently starred. An estimated 140,000 Jews were sent to Terezin and 33,430 died there. About 88,000 were moved on to Auschwitz and other death camps, where most of them were killed. Herz-Sommer and her son, Stephan, were among fewer than 20,000 who were freed when the notorious camp was liberated by the Soviet army in May 1945.

Yet she remembered herself as "always laughing" during her time in Terezin, where the joy of making music kept them going.


Here is another example of the NEA selling out to the privatizers.

Of course "libertarianism" or neoliberalism is incompatible with democracy. That's because it makes excuses for the rich to rule over everybody else, while democracy gives power to the people, not to elites.

Government isn't the enemy--it's the rich, who have turned around and bought off politicians to screw us over.

This probably explains why Obama and Duncan are so stupid. In truth college isn't a job training institution; there is a lot more to it.

What can we learn about the latest Oregon strikes or near strikes?

The Reyes family has donated 15K to the school district to help with school safety.


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