What would George Orwell have made of the world in 2013?

By Stuart Jeffries   (The Guardian, January 23, 2013)   . . . . Excerpt . . . .   . . . . Try this passage from Nineteen Eighty-Four, where Orwell writes of the 20th century as the period in which “human equality became technically possible” and in which, simultaneously “practices which had long […]

GLOBAL EDUCATION STRIKE - Resisting the increasing Commercialization and Financialization of Education

http://ism-global.net/discussion_global_education_strike_2012 WHY strike together GLOBALLY? It’s the SAME SHIT EVERYWHERE!! People worldwide are struggling against: Massive staff cuts and budget cuts Privatisation and commercialisation of education De-democratisation within schools and universities Tuition fees hike Increasing pressure to perform Increasing influences of ‘private economic actors’ on teaching and research Let’s connect and unite in the struggle […]