Posts in: education

Revolutionary New Year’s Greetings for 2012

December 30, 2011

Dear Friends, Finally, a year worth celebrating: 2011, the year the exploited, oppressed, and abandoned of the world achieved critical mass in fighting back. As we look forward to 2012, the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) extends hopeful New Year’s greetings to all the rebels who made history in 2011 and all the workers and dispossessed… Read more »

Open Letter on the November 8, 2011 San Francisco Municipal Election

October 18, 2011

Dear Friends, The November 2011 San Francisco election demonstrates how desperately working people need radical change. The recession rages on, unemployment remains at a record high and families fight to keep a roof over their heads. The growing Occupy Wall Street/San Francisco movement is a loud expression of the desire for systemic change. Have the… Read more »

Solidarity letter for the striking students of Puerto Rico

May 27, 2010

One Struggle! One Fight! Education Is A Right! We, the members of the Student Worker Action Team, the Academic Workers For A Democratic Union, the Third World Assembly, and the Graduate Student Organizing Committee at University of California, Berkeley, as well as the members of Student Unity Power and International Socialist Organization at Laney College… Read more »

¡Solidaridad con la justa lucha de estudiantes y el pueblo puertorriqueños!

mayo de 2010

El pasado martes 18 de mayo la isla de Puerto Rico vivió su segunda huelga general, ya que en octubre del 2009 se realizó la primera. Ambas paralizaciones han sido contundentes y con movilización de trabajadores, estudiantes, profesores, artistas y otros sectores sociales. Este segundo paro general se produce en solidaridad con la ocupación de… Read more »

Open Letter on the June 8, 2010 California Primary Election

May 19, 2010

Dear Friend: San Francisco hotel workers, California students and Greek workers are all fighting to protect hard-earned gains—whether wages, pensions or public services—from the budget-slashing, corporate monster that currently stalks the planet. Unfortunately, the June 8th primary election ballot is part of this profit-driven drive to consolidate power and prop up stock market prices. There… Read more »

Seattle’s Free University is inaugurated amidst much publicity

November 1966

The Free University of Seattle has just been organized and is presently conducting classes in various makeshift classrooms. The regular premises leased for FUS could not be utilized since the local Fire Department swooped down on opening day and suspended operations. A temporary victim of its own success, FUS has been labeled by the local… Read more »

Desegregation in Seattle: Uproar Over Magnet Schools

Spring 1977

The school desegregation crisis in Seattle, brought to a head by threats of legal action by the local American Civil Liberties Union and the federal Department of Health, Education and Welfare, has cynically been declared “resolved” by Superintendent David Moberly. Nevertheless, Seattle still faces an urgent threefold task. First, the city must replace the unfair… Read more »