Category - No 1

Confront Big Science with SftP: Criticism, Conflict and Creativity

Except for eclipses, atomic explosions and rocket trips, science and scientists do not usually get lead coverage in the daily newspapers. A notable exception was the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve in 1969, when the papers were full of pictures and stories about a scientific meeting, of all things. This...

About This Issue

In this issue the Editorial Committee embarks on a new direction. For the first time in our history, guidelines for the magazine have been established. At the Northeast Regional Conference in October (see conference report, page 25), four guidelines were passed

About This Issue

This essay is reproduced here as it appeared in the print edition of the original Science for the People magazine. These web-formatted archives are preserved complete with typographical errors and available for reference and educational and activist use. Scanned PDFs of the back issues can be browsed by headline at...

Accelerating the Struggle: Discontent Stalks the National Labs

The National Laboratories are a post-World War II development that evolved from the wartime mobilization of scientists. Partly devoted to basic research and partly to continued atomic-weapons development, the Labs offer employment to research scientists under favorable conditions, but with somewhat less prestige than...

SftP and AAA$, 1976

Priorities in Cancer Research: Occupational and Environmental Carcinogenesis.
—The politics behind cancer spending.
Feb. 20. 3 pm. Sheraton/Beacon A.
Arranged by Allen E. Silverstone (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Cancer Research).

North East Regional Conference

From October 24-26 the Third Annual Northeast Regional Conference of Science for the People was held in Voluntown, Connecticut. Approximately forty people attended, representing Boston, NYC, Stony Brook (NY), Chicago, Tallahassee, Washington (D.C.) and Montreal.

Scholars for Dollar$: The Business-Government-University Consulting Network

The following is an adaptation by the editorial committee of a pamphlet — “Academics in Government and Industry” by Charles Schwartz. 800 years ago, at the University of Bologna in Italy, professors had to obtain permission from their students and post bond in order to leave town on private business. No such...

Rumblings of Organizing in Silicon Valley

They call it Silicon Valley. Its products are the latest thing in every advanced technology from semiconductor electronics to lasers, medical instrumentation, computers, solar power generators, pollution control devices, robot brains, and food additives. In the last twenty-five years, the number of workers in high...