In the 1980s, nearly two hundred colleges and universities across the United States agreed to divest — that is, stop investing their endowment funds — in businesses involved in the deeply racist Apartheid regime of South Africa. In this decade, the Fossil Free movement is
Every time someone buys one of Irregular Times’ sweatshop-free shirts, we set aside a dollar to send overseas to help communities in other countries with problems they may face. One of the many problems Uganda faces is education. Uganda ranks 127th in the world in
I note in this morning’s Bangor Daily News that Governor Paul LePage and his Republican allies intend to cut funding for Head Start programs, despite solid empirical evidence that for every dollar invested in early childhood education, nearly nine dollars in economic benefit to society
Americans Elect is supposed to be neutral. But is the infrastructure of Americans Elect being used to promote David Walker for President? Look for yourself. Watch this new “Draft Walker” video featuring a series of college students: I can’t positively identify all of these students.
In the waning months of 2011, two social movements claimed to erupt on college campuses across the nation. On September 23 2011, the privatized-presidential-nomination 501c4 corporation called Americans Elect declared that it had “Americans Elect Campus Leaders” on 103 college campuses in the United States
According to the Americans Elect Draft Rules by which it proposes to run the nation’s first privatized online presidential nomination in 2012, anybody who’s constitutionally qualified to be President can ask Americans Elect for permission to run. Anybody can ask, but only some contenders will
Nobody with a fun name like Hickenlooper should be such a Fascistloser. But, alas, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado is going far over the top, not content simply to pepper spray and shoot projectiles at political demonstrators but going so far as to issue
I’ve written recently regarding Alta Gracia shirts being introduced to stores now in an innovative cooperative agreement between Students Against Sweatshops, the Workers Rights Consortium and Knights Apparel. Workers at the Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic are fully unionized, are being paid a
Unfortunately, there are some people in power whose subjective lens has been knocked off balance. Among those is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
For those who think they might be interested in careers related to clean energy and climate change, it looks like the schools listed above would be good places to focus on. They’ve proven to be home to students who are interested in integrating their scientific education with environmental activism.
Five years ago, ultraconservative David Horowitz created a web site mistitled “Students for Academic Freedom.” The whole “students” bit was added to make it appear that Horowitz wasn’t the driving force of the effort, and the whole effort was about “Academic Freedom” to the extent