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Starry Messenger

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Name: Decline to State
Gender: Female
Hometown: Bay Area, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: Left Coast
Member since: Sat Apr 9, 2005, 08:01 PM
Number of posts: 24,431

About Me

Artist, high school teacher and "hard-liner" (yet to be defined).

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What does Socialism look like to you?

We often have conversations on what it is--but I'm interested more in what we imagine when we think of life in a socialist society.

For me, I picture life in the US with an expanded and more robust version of the WPA, with public programs to bring up living standards, full unionization with workers running the bulk of decision-making processes.

I see the arts and education fully funded, with opportunities that are not dependent on corporations wanting to make a buck on you and your skills. Children from all backgrounds would be able to go on as far with their education as they hope to.

The removal of privatized monopolies from our public resources, our living needs should not be dependent on whims of profit. Our news and airwaves would be expanded into more public programming.

I have a long list, but my last one for this entry would be the return of public space exploration. I'd rather not see capitalism move out into outer space.

Anyone else with a wish list?
Posted by Starry Messenger | Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:44 PM (134 replies)

Good luck to everyone tomorrow--

I'm not much of a writer, but I just wanted to say how much I cherish the bonds and friendships I've made in this group over the last four years, between DU2 and DU3.

Talking to everyone about what is going on in education across the US in our respective areas has kept me sane(ish) and politically aware.

We've had some bruising battles in the last few years, and the triumphs seem few and far between sometimes--but it's great to know that there are so many great teachers out there, fighting for kids, public schooling, and keeping encroaching corporate influence out of our democratic school system.

I don't know what the outcome of our various political battle fronts will be tomorrow, but I just wanted to let you all know that it is this community especially that helps make the dark days a little clearer.

Posted by Starry Messenger | Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:59 AM (5 replies)
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