Tag - activism

Hasten, Jason, Guard the Nation

We represent a  group from the academic community of New York City. We have been alarmed for some time with the strong and increasingly symbiotic relationship between our universities and the military complex. Recently we constituted a  group to attack this relationship and expose its often inhuman ends, ends which we...

AAAS Actions at Philadelphia: The Solidarity of the Long-Distance Activists

For the past three years Science for the People has held actions at the annual AAAS meetings, questioning the political manner in which science priorities are established and the hierarchical and elitist way in which science is organized. The AAAS finds itself in a curious (maybe not so curious) position in the face...

The Tyranny of Structurelessness

Contrary to what we would like to believe, there is no such thing as a structureless group. Any group of people of whatever nature that comes together for any length of time for any purpose wiil inevitably structure itself in some fashion. The structure may be flexible; it may vary over time; it may evenly or unevenly...

Two Views of the Pledge

Herb offered some critical comments on the political implications saying that the pledge-taking in itself is "neither radical political activity nor . . . a threat to the establishment" since (1) it is an individual act requiring no organized social or political effort (2) it removes the critical scientist from the...