Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hollywood’s War on American Youth: “Dark Knight,” Aurora, Colorado, and America’s Culture of Violence

Hollywood’s War on American Youth: “Dark Knight,” Aurora, Colorado, and America’s Culture of Violence by John Reimann [Editors’ Note: As part of the Public i‘s continuing commitment to political analysis of popular culture, we are publishing a critique of the … Continue reading

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Dark Knight Rises Reimann Response

John Reimann’s article “Hollywood’s War on American Youth” is an error-ridden piece that people should seriously question before accepting its main thesis. While not an overtly revolutionary film, “The Dark Knight Rises” can also be seen as a criticism of … Continue reading

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Chicago Teachers Union Forum in Urbana

On Saturday, August 25, approximately fifty people attended a forum in support of the struggles of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) against the actions of the mayor and the Board of Education that he appoints.  They are fighting against the … Continue reading

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Two Referenda Backed By Occupy CU

There’s way too much money in politics. The airwaves are getting crammed with low-information attack ads. Ordinary people hardly ever have political conversations with anyone with very fifferentviews anymore. Just about everybody agrees with those points, but many figure there’s … Continue reading

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“The Title IX Olympics”

Title IX celebrated its fortieth anniversary in June. While the legislation was originally meant to target sex discrimination in hiring and employment, it has become associated with its impacts on women in sport. Since its inception, women have seen immense … Continue reading

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Eager to Unionize. Grad Workers Wait for NLRB’s Thumbs Up

Eager to Unionize, Grad Workers Wait for NLRB’s Thumbs-Up By Sarah Lazare Originally published at Labor Notes: http://labornotes.org/blogs/2012/07/eager-unionize-grad-workers-wait-nlrbs-thumbs Students or workers? As grad employees wait for the NLRB to consider allowing them to unionize, some aren’t waiting for the legal … Continue reading

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