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Editor’s Note: Earlier today, Ruby Jane Anderson sent us the following about why she and other members of the Philadelphia Student Union disrupted the Philadelphia School Reform Commission’s showing of the anti-union movie, Won’t Back Down.  Yesterday, the School Reform Commission held a movie night in …

Editor’s Note: A slightly earlier version of this post indicated that the Tweet pictured below originated from Marcia Welsh’s account. It did not. She FAVORITED another Tweet. We caught the error shortly after the article first went live and made the corrections. We are sorry for the …

On July 30, PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) administrators announced their intentions to deepen the austerity at five state-owned universities: Mansfield, Edinboro, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, and Cheyney. These are the same five universities that claimed “financial hardship” last year and experienced sweeping cuts to faculty and …

Author’s Note: Over the summer, I became a member of Put People First! Pennsylvania to volunteer with the organization’s Media and Communications Committee.  Currently, the organization is working on a Health Care is a Human Right organizing campaign that is working to bring universal health …

Form-ing Dissent

September 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This was originally posted over at The Unarmed Education Mercenary by the Unarmed Education Mercenary herself, @GracieG. @GracieG was one of the participants in this past weekend’s #BurnItDown Twitter action. When she is not in the trenches fighting the adjunct rebellion, we hope …

The dirty secret of higher education in the United States is that the entire system depends upon the systematic exploitation of the majority – the super majority – of those who teach in its classrooms. As much as the right wing wants to point to …

Kathryn Knott is Our Child

September 24, 2014 // 36 Comments

Kathryn Knott is the 24-year-old young woman who, along with companions Philip Williams, 24, and Kevin Harrigan, 26, has been charged with the brutal beating of two young gay men in Philadelphia on September 11, 2014.  The three were part of a much larger group of party-goers (accounts have the …

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