Search Results for "Chicago" : 26

by / on March 25, 2013 at 7:19 pm / in Domestic

Classroots Activism

…successfully organize. Nowhere has this transformation been more apparent than in last year’s teacher strike in Chicago. Although the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is technically barred by law from striking over any issues other than salary, benefits, and procedures, President Karen Lewis insists that the goal of the strike went beyond mere contractual disputes. Teachers’ unions, Lewis said in an interview with Democracy Now, have for too l…

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by / on January 3, 2014 at 11:50 pm / in Cover Story, Latin America, Winter 2013, World

Red Hot Chile-crats

…e free markets and preventing the manipulation of rules by vested interests. The influence and visibility of the Chicago Boys grew to such an extent that they were even able to organize for Pinochet to meet Friedman, after arranging his attendance at a conference presided over by many other neoliberal notables. Despite the ostensible success of the Chicago Boys, actual economic conditions in Chile barely improved after Allende’s fall. By the earl…

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/06 – 10/12

by Monday, October 6, 2014 The Turks Were Killing the Body, the Austrians Kill the Soul: Suffering as a Patriotic Sentiment in Bosnia, 1840-1914 1:00pm-3:00pm International Affairs Building, Room 1201 Please join the Harriman Institute and East Central European Center for a discussion about “Suffering as a Patriotic Sentiment in Bosnia between 1840-1914″ with Edin Hajdarpasic, Assistant Professor of History at Loyola Univer…

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by / on October 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm / in Uncategorized

Events 10/27 – 11/02

…11; 5:30pm South Asia Institute Knox Hall, Room 208 Monday, October 27, 2014 A talk by C.M. Naim (Prof. Emeritus Chicago) “Urdu Mystery Fiction: The First Fifty Years” Tuesday, October 28, 2014 A discussion with C.M. Naim, with Allison Busch (MESAAS), Manan Ahmed (History) and Frances Pritchett (Prof. Emeritus MESAAS) Times:  4:00pm-5:30pm (Monday) and 6:15pm-8:00pm (Tuesday) C. M. Naim is Professor Emeritus at the University of Chica…

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by / on March 18, 2010 at 7:14 am / in Content, Domestic, Issue, Judicial

Giving Up the Gun

…nt, however, has never been incorporated against the states. Now, a pair of cases, National Rifle Association v. Chicago and McDonald v. Chicago, seems poised to accomplish just that. A host of legal experts, including Spitzer, concur that the Court will incorporate the Second Amendment against the states after McDonald v. Chicago’s oral arguments in March. The National Rifle Association, which hesitated to back Heller’s case out of concern that…

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by / on September 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

The Shared Hypocrisy of Rahm and Barnard

by from Wikimedia Commons A women’s college president demanding drastic cuts to maternity leave for employees? Obama’s former chief of staff attempting to ram through more racist school reform in what some already call an apartheid school system? How can these folks, whom we expect to be leaders in the fight to end sexism and racism, be the ones behind these attacks? The first thing to do is to look at the facts. The office workers an…

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by / on September 29, 2014 at 12:30 am / in Campus, Events

Events: 9/29 – 10/4

by Monday, September 29th South Asia Institute: The Army and Democracy in Pakistan 4:00pm – 5:30pm Knox Hall, Room 208 Aqil Shah (Dartmouth), “The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan” Aqil Shah earned his PhD at Columbia and is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics at Dartmouth.  He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and has taught at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS),…

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by / on September 14, 2012 at 5:49 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Occupy Wall Street: A Birthday in Context

by from Wikimedia Commons People are asking, what’s going to happen on September 17? It’s hard to believe it’s been only one year since OWS began. Lenin described this phenomenon almost a century ago, “There are decades when nothing happens, and there are weeks when decades happen.” This past year was a year of such weeks, and now the first anniversary of the occupation of Zuccotti Park is just around the corner. September 17 will be a…

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by / on November 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Saving Our Schools

by from the US Dept. of Education Amidst post-election cabinet reshuffling, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan indicated last week that he is likely to stay on for Obama’s second term. Duncan has a fairly long list of achievements: the $4 billion “race to the top”, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver programs, and the Common Core standards, amongst others. And unlike some fellow cabinet members (think Steven Chu and Kathleen Sibeliu…

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by / on July 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Healthcare Industry Fights Against Self, Wins

by for CPR I want to delve more deeply into how the health insurance industry won its vision of health care reform at the expense of the vast majority of Americans. The industry played both sides of the U.S. two-party system. The industry does this by giving politicians and parties millions of dollars, by employing former politicians and party staffers as lobbyists and executives, and by sending those lobbyists and executives back int…

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