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The first three articles in this issue all examine the different ways political ideologies affect personal experience. Each article demonstrates how scientific justifications or systems of belief can influence the way we perceive and value ourselves.

Jonathan Kozol’s Tactics for Teachers: How to Challenge the School System

Jonathan Kozol is a familiar name within the circles of alternative education. As teacher and author, Kozol has experienced many facets of the public school system and has had a great deal of personal contact with administrators, teachers, parents and students. Recently he has completed a manuscript entitled "Fighting...

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The Boston Science and Education Editorial Group selected the articles for this issue of SftP magazine based on our interests and experiences as teachers. We are concerned with the need for change in education, particularly science education, and are well aware of the difficulties confronting teachers who attempt...

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It is often asked in Science for the People whether it is possible to do science for the people now or whether it will only be possible to do so after society has been radically transformed. SftP has published articles on doing science for the people, but only in countries with socialist governments and with very...

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In this issue we present an edited version of a pamphlet written by two SftP members in response to the Three Mile Island disaster in late March. We hope that this article will serve.as an organizing tool to help build a larger anti-nuclear movement. The article surveys the catastrophic potential, long-term health...

Current Opinion: Which Way for the Food Movement

Remember the environmental movement? It actually began quite early with the publication of Silent Spring, in which Rachel Carson publicized the dramatic ecological consequences of the use and misuse of pesticides. But it did not gain any significant momentum until we realized that not only sparrows and condors were...

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This issue was edited by a collective of Ann Arbor SftP members. This is the third issue of SftP to be edited outside of Boston, the first being the May 1974 and the September 1975 issue, both edited by members of the Stony Brook chapter. Our intent was to unify the various issues involved in food production, issues...

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The article by Freda Salzman in this issue traces biological determinism from 19th century Social Darwinism and the Eugenics movement of the 1920's to present day sociobiological theories. Recent sociobiological writings, both in academic and popular spheres, are examined and the uses of sociobiology in maintaining...

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In this issue we present two firsthand accounts of the struggle of a group of residents in a working-class area of Cambridge to halt the pollution of their air with styrene, an unpleasantly pungent and hazardous chemical emitted by a nearby factory. Several members of Boston SftP have been directly involved and were...

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Health care is an important problem worldwide. The articles in this issue on health care range from concrete struggles in the U.S. to alternatives in other countries to theoretical analyses of the problem.