Freedom of speech and academic freedom without retaliation

By the Social Justice Alliance  (A Standing Committee of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County) The Social Justice Alliance of Contra Costa County supports the full right of every person to freedom of speech and academic freedom without fear of retaliation. On September 12, 2014, the Trustees of the University of Illinois decided to block the appointment of Professor Steven Salaita as a tenured Professor […]

Students win small victories in 18 Day Sit-in, Vow to continue the struggle against Corporate Practices at Syracuse University

The controversy began last May when Kent Syverud, Syracuse University’s new Chancellor, closed the University’s historic Advocacy Center, one of the first of its kind designed to prioritize the needs of victims of sexual assault.  Where did this action lead? On Thursday November 20th, THE General Body, a united front of Syracuse University student groups […]

Introduction and Student Journal from the Sit-In at Syracuse

November 18th, 2014 THE GENERAL BODY, a coalition of student organizations at Syracuse University are beginning the third week of their Sit-In in the lobby of the University’s Crouse College Admissions Building.  The Sit-In began on Monday, November 3rd, immediately following a rally announcing a new coalition called The General Body SU. The  student led […]

Jihadist expansion in Spain

On March 11th, 2004, Spain lived the deadliest terrorist attack in its history. The mainstream media and political parties, accustomed to terrorism of ETA, thought at first that ETA was in fact behind the bombing. However, after subsequent police investigations and judgments in the field of justice, the focus of attention ended up posing on […]

Democracy on the Auction Block

Democracy on the Auction Block By Rebel Fagin You can smell the fear emanating from their politics. The party of the rich, white men, the Republicans, is on the run, well aware that they don’t represent America. They will do anything to hold onto power. During the 2014 election they bought the Senate and firmed […]

Veteran’s_Honoring the Victims

Veterans’ Day leaves me very empty. The sadness I feel is not for our dead soldiers, but rather the innocent grandfathers and grandmothers, mothers and fathers, children, boys and girls, and babies that we never speak of when dignitaries lay wreaths at cemeteries. The blaring jets that fly overhead, cannons exploding, rifle salutes fired sicken […]