Rebecca Nathanson is a freelance journalist in New York. She has previously written for In These Times, n+1, The Nation, RollingStone.com, and the Village Voice.
Author Christian Parenti, in conversation with NYU student Rebecca Nathanson, explains why fossil-fuel divestment campaigns—now gaining popularity on college campuses thanks to Bill McKibben—may be a costly distraction.
When Daniel Straus's company locked out workers, they showed up at NYU to protest. It turns out the anti-labor protesters they encountered there were hired by the company.
The glaring disjunction between Daniel Straus' deeds and actions have not gone unnoticed, and now the businessman is facing retribution from striking workers and organized students.
Today's actions are meant to draw attention to the corporatization and privatization of education, from pre-K through higher education, in both private and public institutions.