In Vermont Building a business-like university? "the discovery of $10 million in overpayments to a consulting group"

August 15, 2012 Nancy Welch joined the University of Vermont English department in 1995 and helped to launch the successful drive to unionize faculty in 2001. Here, she analyzes the push to hike tuition and impose other neoliberal “reforms” in the wake of several scandals at UVM. WHEN VERMONT Gov. Peter Shumlin convened an advisory […]

Chilean students have taken over schools and city streets in the largest protests the country has seen in decades for free education

In a lesson that should be learned here in the US, Chilean students have taken over schools and city streets in the largest protests the country has seen in decades.  Chile suffered under the neo-liberal economics of Milton Friedman carried out by the brutal Chilean dictator Augustus Pinochet for close to two decades.  Everything was […]

Students at the University of Maryland talk social issues, about racism and oppression

Published on Apr 15, 2012 by YourWorldNewsMedia These college students from the University of Maryland sit down for an extremely candid interview regarding a range of social issues society is plagued with, including institutional racism, sexism, white supremacy, the military industrial complex, prison industrial complex, the American political scam of a two party system, and […]

U.S. House votes to deregulate for-profit colleges

American Legislative Exchange Council member and wind-up politician and arch-conservative, Virginia Foxx on the congressional floor       A recently submitted House Bill, H.R. 2117, would repeal a regulation commonly known as the “state authorization rule.” This rule is a mechanism designed to ensure that colleges adhere to state laws that govern them if […]

University of Maryland plans $7.2 million president’s mansion while employees suffer sexual abuse, low wages and students face massive tuition increases and spiraling debt

The “University House” at the University of Maryland is scheduled to open this fall.  Also known as the University of Maryland’s president’s house, the new mansion will have two separate sections: one wing will contain a 4,000-square-foot private residence with four bedrooms that will cost about $2 million. The other wing of the mansion will […]

Washington Post Co Silences Employees with Intimidation: Kaplan again

  Many of you know of the case of Pfc Bradley Manning.  The government has alleged he leaked documents to Wikileaks and has caged him for months now in an attempt to let others know not to mess with the US government and its classified documents.  Well, welcome to The Washington Post Company, a company […]

University of Maryland students hear from Dominican Republic workers about unjust working conditions and exploitation by corporate sweatshops

In the months following an outcry of alleged abuse in university departments on the campus, students are looking to places as far away as the Dominican Republic for inspiration to change this behavior.  Internationalizing the issue of workers’ rights is exactly what is needed now that capital crosses borders with a key stroke while workers […]

University of Maryland employees (mostly custodians, housekeepers, and facilities workers) have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse, racial discrimination, physical abuse, and hateful verbal abuse (too name only a few)

On August 18, 2011, the Justice at Maryland Coalition for Workers’ Rights facilitated a Worker’s Panel and Press Conference. This event featured various workers from the University of Maryland who gave their heart-wrenching  testimonials detailing years and years of workplace abuses aimed against them and their co-workers. Listed below are video clips from that event. […]

KPFA Special The Costs of War, Thursday August 11, 12-3:30 PM

Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips Co-hosts of Project Censored Show on Pacifica at KPFA will host a live three and half hour special on the Costs of War for the summer fund drive. The show can be heard live on 94.1 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area and Fresno and on www.KPFA.org. The Program […]

Unfair Labor Practices at the University of Maryland mount: University promises to renew contract with Daycon despite NLRB ruling

  As the plutocrats gain momentum in American politics and with the Obama administration falling into despicable disgrace in face of corporate hegemony, there is little doubt that there will be more suffering in America.  The savage cuts to government programs foisted on the American people by a rabid oligarchy operating through the Republican Party […]