“We the People, Can’t Breathe”

Ferguson’s Mike Brown to Bagdad, Is democracy dying in America? By Bryan Maddan Bombs over Bagdad $$$. A Princeton study Sept. 2014, “Testing Theories on American Politics” assessed we the people of the United States are no longer a democracy.  The U.S. is now an oligarchy where the minority wielding power disregards the wishes of […]

Students win small victories in 18 Day Sit-in, Vow to continue the struggle against Corporate Practices at Syracuse University

The controversy began last May when Kent Syverud, Syracuse University’s new Chancellor, closed the University’s historic Advocacy Center, one of the first of its kind designed to prioritize the needs of victims of sexual assault.  Where did this action lead? On Thursday November 20th, THE General Body, a united front of Syracuse University student groups […]

Introduction and Student Journal from the Sit-In at Syracuse

November 18th, 2014 THE GENERAL BODY, a coalition of student organizations at Syracuse University are beginning the third week of their Sit-In in the lobby of the University’s Crouse College Admissions Building.  The Sit-In began on Monday, November 3rd, immediately following a rally announcing a new coalition called The General Body SU. The  student led […]

The Diploma Mill-itarization of California Universities

By Jacob Bloom and Juan Diaz-Infante The power elite of the nation recognized that something needed to change after students in the 1960’s utilized their unique positions in society to spur social reform. Business and political leaders have been acting ever since to transform higher education into a system that trains people to spread and […]

When Did Teacher Unions Decide to “TURN” Against Collective Bargaining Rights?

By Kathleen Carroll7/11/14We watch the chaotic struggles against mass school closures, mass teacher-school employee layoffs, and the proliferation of charter schools.  We see the expansion of charter school management organizations and online learning, testing, with associated tech companies taking huge chunks of education tax dollars.  We then hear politicians claiming what we have is a […]