the faculty at UIC are on strike. this article is a great explanation of why the union chose to do so and why we should support them.
"We have to end the divide-and-conquer mentality of corporate management and realize again the perennial message of labor and unions — we’re all in this together."
we're supposed to be against "cruel and unusual" punishment in this country, right? solitary is both cruel and unusual. it doesn't lead to rehabilitation, and since prisons are supposed to be for that, wouldn't we not want to use it?
dear mrs alvarez, dissent is not terrorism. today, a jury acquitted the #NATO3 of 5 of 7 charges, including the flimsiest of terrorism charges.
(more info on the NATO3 here: Free the NATO 3 &here: www.freethenato3.wordpress.com )