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On Teapots, Leaderboards and Thingification – Remembering Dr. King

Since I’ve gotten back from Salt Lake City, I’ve been thinking a lot about how the Utah teapot, mixed reality, and “thingification” intersect. I didn’t quite know how to write about it until a few days ago when someone in Wisconsin asked if I would present to their group. That led me to revisit some […]

The Brothers Grim: Bill and Mike’s Pandemic Panopticon

Bill and Melinda Gates have leading roles to play in the unfolding drama that is Covid-19. Everything seems to be advancing according to Davos’s plan. The soon-to-be trillionaire couple has provided useful cover for their fellow billionaires, the ones backstage pulling the ropes that will drop the Fourth Industrial Revolution scenery for the techno-fascist second […]

Transcript – Guns and Butter Interview with Bonnie Faulkner March 8, 2021

This transcript was generously prepared by Colleen McGuire based in Greece. Thank you Colleen. You can listen to the transcribed interview here. BF I’m Bonnie Faulkner. Today on Guns & Butter Alison McDowell. Today’s show Gaming our Lives: Pay for Success Finance. Alison McDowell is a pioneering independent researcher. Her journey into activism began as […]

In Our Freedom Struggle We Must Honor The Ancestors And Heal The Wounds Of Empire

This speech was prepared for the #WeWillAllBeThere Worldwide Demonstration in New York City Join us at 1pm, Foley Square, Saturday May 15, 2021 We gather today to exercise our rights as free beings to learn together, to lift one another up, and to strengthen connections that will carry us through the turbulent days ahead. Take […]

Anti-Abortion Legislation and the Perverse Logic of Human Capital Impact Investing

If an increasingly automated Fourth Industrial Revolution economic system demands an abundance of poverty data to keep global capital markets moving, it makes sense that those in power might seek to increase births resulting from unwanted pregnancies. I do not believe it is coincidental that provisions for home-visits, widespread ACEs screenings, and early childhood investments […]

Will We See A Pre-K TARP? (Toxic Assets Relief Program) In 20 Years?

Over twenty plus years, Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) grew from a one-block pilot offering integrated social service delivery to a vast enterprise overseeing 20,000 children and adults within a ninety-seven block area. Under the leadership of Geoffrey Canada, hundreds of millions of dollars flowed from finance interests into HCZ’s programs, including Promise Academy Charter Schools, […]

Omidyar Network And National Education Standards in Brazil

Omidyar Network in Brazil When I was a naive, new activist, I watched documentaries like Laura Poitras’s Citizenfour about Edward Snowden. I believed what was portrayed without really questioning it. I thought I’d found a few “good guys” in a rotten system. Snowden gathered intelligence as a Dell Corporation contract employee to the NSA. Watching […]

Statement of Solidarity In Support of Wet’suwet’en First Nation: All The Darkness Shall Be Exposed To The Light

Today I had the luxury of enjoying time with my child who is home from college for a brief visit. As wonderful as it was to have a day off of work, it felt wrong to enjoy a “holiday” celebrating two colonizers. This feeling was particularly strong for me this year. You see my child […]

Edu-Blocks Arrive in New Hampshire

Roughly two months ago I discovered Southern New Hampshire University had become the first academic institution in North America to issue a diploma credential / education transcript on the Blockchain. It surprised me. I knew Learning Machine (MIT) was working on this in Malta, but I had no clue there was a domestic trial underway. […]

Poverty Won’t Be Solved By Committee: Education For Liberation, Less Data More Freire

The video below is public testimony I gave to the Jobs and Education Subcommittee of Philadelphia City Council’s Special Committee on Poverty Reduction and Prevention on Thursday December 5, 2019 at Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School in North Philadelphia. It is my belief that this committee was created to jump start pay for […]