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Dave Alpert is a retired educator and psychotherapist living in N.Y.C. He is married, has two children and 3 grandchildren. Dave has spent his career working with troubled inner city adolescents. Throughout most of his life, Dave has been politically active and in the 1960's was part of both the civil rights and anti war (Vietnam) movements. Since 9-11, Dave has been involved in the 9-11 Truth Movement, trying to inform and educate people about the inconsistencies and contradictions inherent in the official explanation of what occurred that day. For more than 40 years, Dave has been a serious student of photography having had his own photo-lab for many years. Only reluctantly did he switch to digital photography 5 years ago.
(3 comments) Friday, March 12, 2010 Educational Reform-Let's Not Put the Onus on the Victims
Our educational problems are not school problems alone. They reflect the attitudes of the society at large and include our unresolved issues of race and class. Poverty is real and poor people live in communities that are deprived of the basic services that middle class America take for granted. It's not about rhetoric, it's about a long-term investment of resources.
Friday, March 5, 2010 Repetition Compulsion -- Part 2
Democrats are not inept. Far from it, they are doing what they are supposed to do which is to appear to pursue progressive causes while ensuring any legislation maintains the status quo. They get their money from the same corporations and monied people as the Republicans.
Friday, February 26, 2010 Repetition Compulsion
Obama, like his Democratic predecessors, insists on making the same mistakes...take your supporters for granted, seek conservative support, and find yourself in political trouble.
(4 comments) Saturday, February 20, 2010 There Will Be No Meaningful Change Unless"
Progressives must stop limiting their involvement to responding to crises and begin dealing with the structure that promotes most of the world's problems. Capitalism's need for constant and reckless growth and expansion and its promotion of competition among men and nations is leading us to disaster. We must neutralize the thrust toward privatization.
Saturday, February 13, 2010 Confessions of a "Self-Hating" Jew
The Jewish community must open their minds to and confront the crimes committed by Israel. Although surrounded by hostile states, Israel, with the support of the U.S., has the best armed military in the area. Israel can no longer hide behind the holocaust as it aggresses against an unarmed people.
(10 comments) Friday, February 5, 2010 How Soon We Forget
This article attempts to bring attention to the lack of closure regarding the events of 9-11. Many questions remain unanswered despite the 9-11 Commision Report, mainly because they ignored any facts or testimony that contradicted the official story.