Here are some imponderable questions: what role should big labor play in progressive coalitions? If so, how? What about Occupy? If we look at the political landscape in recent times it is clear that there is not one answer. On one hand, labor unions are most definitely not the voice of the 1% – they … Continue reading Co-opting the 99%?! Shame on UNITE HERE 217!
You can read the letter here: Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi | UCDavis Bicycle Barricade. The text of the letter, by Nathan Brown, assistant professor of English follows: 18 November 2011 Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi Linda P.B. Katehi, I am a junior faculty member at UC Davis. I am an Assistant … Continue reading Faculty Calls for UC Davis Chancellor to Resign
A story here describes the American Association of University Professors’ statement about the treatment by University of Colorado of Ward Churchill, the well-known ethnic studies scholar, and Phil Mitchell, a conservative history adjunct professor. I was not familiar with the other case, but had been aware of the egregious way Churchill had been treated. I was happy … Continue reading On other news, AAUP upholds Academic Freedom
If you haven´t seen this, or haven´t posted your story, you should see the site. It´s incredibly moving: http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/archive.