Sign Students Protest Letter of Support, National College of Art & Design (Dublin, Ireland)


More than 100 NCAD students took part in the protest.  Credit: NCAD Student Action More than 100 NCAD students took part in the protest. Credit: NCAD Student Action

Please Consider supporting the students at The National College of Art & Design (Dublin, Ireland) by signing this letter.

If you would like to sign this letter just post a comment and list your title, name and affiliation as follows:

«Dr. Jane Doe, Associate Professor at the University of the Universe»

Letter of Support for NCAD Student Action

As academics, administrators, and PhD students, both national and international, we are writing to express our support for the student campaign currently underway at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. The current campaign mirrors those taking place across Europe and further afield and shares with them a common feature: the continued corporatisation of the higher education system to the detriment of the student body.

It is clear that the proposed changes at NCAD will result…

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by Syarif Hidayat

The western countries – The United States, The United Kingdom and Israel – technique for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or also known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) groups of fighters (terrorists) involves funding them, training them, arming them and killing them after they are no longer worth using strategically for the western ploys against Islam and Muslim World or the groups they are creating and arming start to backfire against their creators, trainers and financiers.

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States provides the so-called moderate militants fighting against the Syrian government forces with $ 40 million in urgent aid. «I’m happy to announce an additional 40 (m) million dollars in immediate assistance for the opposition and this includes more than 15…

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The Hypocrisy of the American University

The Homeless Adjunct

This post offers Part 2 of our conversation with Pennsylvania State Senator, Daylin Leach.

It has been many years now since faculty voices within academia have been speaking out against adjunct hiring, which is the low-wage semester-by-semester hiring of university professors that has replaced full-time status for approximately 75% our country’s college educators. Gradually, awareness of the situation has grown, with concern about the many ways these hiring practices negatively impact not only the role of our scholars in higher education, but the quality of education our students are receiving. It wasn’t until the death of adjunct professor Margaret Mary Vojtko, and the outcry created by a series of articles, the first written by Daniel Kovalik for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that the cold-hearted cruelty, the social injustice of such practices really became part of the public conversation.

Talking about the late Professor, our Pennsylvania State Senator, Daylin Leach, discusses…

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Multiple Extrajudicial Executions of Children Who Had Participated in Student Protests

Human Rights Observation/Honduras

English translation by Beth Geglia. El original en español ya está aquí:

Múltiple ejecución arbitraria de niños que habían participado en protestas estudiantiles

Honduras, March 26, 2015

The Committee for Freedom of Expression (C-Libre). Four students were assassinated on March 24th in Honduras during a wave of student protests that began 12 days ago. This multiple-assassination “is an attempt to eliminate the student struggle,” different human rights organizations denounced in press releases.

The National Network of Human Rights Defenders in Honduras expressed concern and consternation to the national and international community, “for the events that have occurred in recent hours in the country against the student movement in which four middle school students had their lives taken: Soad Nicolle Ham Bustillo (13), Elvin Antonio López (19), and Darwin Josué Martínez (21). They were student activists and participants in recent protests that have demanded that the Honduran government improve conditions…

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GCAS Statement & Strategy


GCAS Statement & Strategy

“As President of GCAS, I want to recall to all our students and faculty that what is important is to keep in mind the very essence of our school: not to accumulate some knowledge for finding a place in the world as it is, even if to know the world is useful and to find a place a necessity. But to learn what is a true thinking for changing the world under the principles of equality and priority of the common good against the present dictatorship of private property and individual satisfaction.” –Alain Badiou

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Powerful economic forces are dramatically reshaping all aspects of our world into an authoritarian corporate outlook that directly undermines democratic organization and governance, of the people, by the people, for the people. Nowhere is this more visible than in the education sector.

Higher education has entered a crisis period on a global…

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