National Politics


As Paychecks Dwindle, Adjuncts Hold National Day of Action

Posted February 26, 2015 by Deirdre Fulton

‘Adjuncts get by on a shoestring,’ says one such professor. ‘It shouldn’t be this hard.’ Adjunct faculty from colleges and universities around the country are holding teach-ins and rallies—and some will walk off the job—on Wednesday, demanding fair pay and
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The Carbon Gatherer

Posted February 19, 2015 by CHARLIE SILER

(Ed note:  John Wick speaks tonight at 7:30pm  at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, SF. Free admission) As John Wick, a California cattle rancher, walks across his porch, past some metal jugs and pipes still wrapped in shipping plastic, he
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Lesley Gore, Feminist Hero, Dies at 68

Posted February 17, 2015 by

In 1964, 17-year old Lesley Gore shook up the rock music world with the feminist anthem, “You Don’t Own Me.” One year after Betty Friedan’s The Feminist Mystique and years before the rise of the women’s movement, Gore sent a
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Members of a women's brigade hold a banner protesting the Vietnam War at a march led by former Montana congresswoman Jeannette Rankin in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 15, 1968. Behind them are other protesters and the U.S. Capitol building. Carrying the sign, from left, are: Ruth Krause, Mrs. Vel Phillips, Wenn Griffin, Ruth Warwick, and Lucy Montgomery. (Photo: AP/State Department)

Why There Is No Massive Antiwar Movement

Posted February 4, 2015 by Tom Engelhardt

I.F. Stone, the urge to serve, and remembrance of wars past Well, it’s one, two, three, look at that amputee, At least it’s below the knee, Could have been worse, you see. Well, it’s true your kids look at you
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