Where the F*** Are YOU? Are You Coming?
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Where the F*** Are YOU? Are You Coming?

The following is a re-post of an article by Anna Kaminski at CodePink. My organization at American University – the US Foreign Policy Activist Cooperative – is now partnering with CodePink to fight the very issue that Anna addresses in her piece. It is vital that we build the next generation of activists. The University … Continue reading

International Peace Day – Changing the Narrative
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International Peace Day – Changing the Narrative

I spent International Peace Day in one of the best ways possible – eating pizza while having a round-table with other peace activists on how we can work for peace and against violence, militarism, war, and greed. The round-table was led by two bastions of peace activism in the US – Barbara Wien and David … Continue reading

Open Letter to All My Brothers and Sisters in the Fight for Justice: 
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Open Letter to All My Brothers and Sisters in the Fight for Justice: 

I didn’t come into this fight because of one moment. There was no great epiphany where I suddenly realized that I needed to work to change the world and fight for truth and justice. Inspiration often comes through slowly, almost imperceptively. It is a soft sensation – a gradual awakening of the mind and spirit. I … Continue reading

Education / Labor / Politics

REBLOG: The Persistence of Crisis: Work Harder or Fight Back

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
At my monthly department meeting yesterday, the department’s representative to our University Senate gave his report on their last meeting. As part of his report, he told us some of the concerns our university president, Javier Cevallos, expressed about a recent drop in enrollment. Cevallos’s remarks before our University Senate…

Education / Labor / Politics

Will History Repeat Itself? Temple Injunction of 1990

Note: This article was published on the Raging Chicken Press as part of a mini-series on the Temple injunction of 1990 and the current APSCUF contract negotiations.  Following the approval of a strike authorization vote by APSCUF members at the 14 campuses in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), many are reflecting on the last … Continue reading

Gutting Higher Education
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Gutting Higher Education

In a meeting on October 22, APSCUF, the faculty union, once again rejected the contract proposed by PASSHE, which seeks to gut benefits and increase workloads without fair compensation. The proposal calls for a dramatic decrease – 35% – in pay for temporary faculty members, and significantly reduce health care coverage for current faculty and retirees. PASSHE’s most recent … Continue reading