Saturday, November 19, 2011

Modern School: Human Need or Capitalist Greed #ows

Modern School: Human Need or Capitalist Greed:

Human Need or Capitalist Greed

It is not only absurd, but dangerous, to believe that jobs are good just because losing a job is undesirable (See the Cry For Jobs, Ruthless Criticism). Of course it is terrible to lose ones income and material security. But simply demanding jobs generally results in compromises and sacrifices in order to get that paycheck rolling in again. Workers accept lower wages, longer working hours, more dangerous conditions, less autonomy, longer commutes just to get back to work.

Jobs do not even necessarily provide material security, particularly if the wages aren’t sufficient to cover living expenses. Even when times were “good” and unemployment was low, prior to the start of the economic crisis, wages and living standards had been spiraling downwards for

Drum Circle headed to Bloomberg's Mansion.

Drum Circle headed to Bloomberg's Mansion. Liberty Square to be Occupied with Voices of Immigrant Women and Elders from the Civil Rights Movement |

Drum Circle headed to Bloomberg's Mansion. Liberty Square to be Occupied with Voices of Immigrant Women and Elders from the Civil Rights Movement

Posted 1 hour ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 7:03 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Sunday, November 20th:

12:00pm: Liberty Square -"We, Spanish-speaking immigrant women of New York City, call on all women to join us ... to stand up, speak out, assemble and make our diverse voices heard with dignity and strength as we demonstrate in solidarity with the Occupy movement for democracy, dignity and equality for all people." Details Here

2:00pm: 24 hour "Occupy Bloomberg's Mansion Drum Circle Protest And Love-In Art Show " in front of Mayor Bloomberg's massive mansion on 17 East 79th Street. Details Here

3:30pm: Liberty Square - "Elders from the Civil Right's Movement will be sharing the torch of social justice and equality with our movement, a symbolic act by which they recognize OWS as the transformative movement of the 21st Century." Details Here

#ows Davis Faculty Association » Blog Archive » DFA Board Calls for Katehi’s Resignation

Davis Faculty Association » Blog Archive » DFA Board Calls for Katehi’s Resignation:

DFA Board Calls for Katehi’s Resignation

The DFA Board calls for the immediate resignation of Chancellor Katehi. The Chancellor’s authorization of the use of police force to suppress the protests by students and community members speaking out on behalf of our university and public higher education generally represents a gross failure of leadership.

Given the recent use of excessive force by police against “occupy” protestors at UC Berkeley and elsewhere, the Chancellor must have anticipated that, by authorizing police action, she was

Big Education Ape: 11-19-11 PM Rocketship incorporated is blasting off EDition #ows #edreform

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