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Early this morning, students in the Philadelphia School District began walking out their school buildings as part of a student strike in support of their teachers. On Monday – one day after World Teachers Day – the Philadelphia School Reform Commission took the unprecedented move …

Hedges: Get In the Damn Streets!

October 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This was originally posted on Alyssa Röhricht’s blog, Black Cat Revolution, earlier this week. If you want some awesome work on international politics, the surveillance state, and a whole slew of other issues, head on over to Black Cat Revolution and give her some …

For eleven of the past twelve years, Kutztown University’s president welcomed faculty and staff to the new academic year by preaching the gospel of austerity, budget crisis, and gloom. Despite the evidence showing that Kutztown’s was in a better financial shape than almost every other PASSHE …

Last Friday, the Rachel Maddow Show devoted an entire segment to the growing #ChalkedUnarmed movement that seeks to keep the focus on system racism and violence against black and minority communities in the United States. #ChalkedUnarmed’s Facebook page describes the chalk outline action this way: …

Last week North Carolina based hip hop artist J. Cole released a raw, solemn, and painful song in solidarity with the protests in Ferguson following the brutal shooting of Michael Brown. Cole released the song on SoundCloud on August 15th and as of today the song …

Today’s protest against University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) organized by the Pittsburgh-based coalition, Make It Our UPMC, is on-going as of this post. Here’s a version of today’s events as seen through the eyes of participants and their tweets:   [View the story “#UPMCWorkers …

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