Tag - political organizing

Science for the People Activities

The Army Mathematics Research Center: Our attack on this military research center continues. The center recently attacked our book The AMRC Papers

A Modest Proposal

An alternative program for technical work is no panacea. Scientists must realize that in this society almost any type of research stands a chance of being perverted. For science to serve the people the basic social structure will have to changed. New tactics are needed. We can't get very far by organizing people...

A Call to AAAS Actions

...the AAAS meeting is not simply a gathering of well-intentioned scientists. It is an important scientific and ideological tool for preserving the status quo. It serves to obscure the essential political relations of science while perpetuating the elitist, technocratic attitudes which have characterized the...

Report from the China Collective

People all over the world have been led to confront these questions. China, as a revolutionary socialist society, is one place where concrete solutions are being tested. Seeing what "revolutionary change" actually means to a people can be very important to Americans who only discuss such change theoretically or read...

Brother Hollis Writes from Kansas

I've finally gotten around to writing you! This letter is to clear up a couple of technical problems, to communicate the progress of our group, and to raise some questions we'd like to see SESPA groups, and other people discuss in the magazine. Some notes on the progress of our group. We met weekly all summer (5-8 of...

Spring Action Calendar

April 19-23: Protests in Washington by 5000 veterans of the Vietnam war, sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Relatives of war dead and relatives of prisoners of war are invited to join in a march and ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. Other activities indued a war crimes tribunal on the Capitol...

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...

Report of Activities from Berkeley

Numerous attempts to arrange meetings with people inside the lab have been refused by the lab director, even when these requests came from conservative University faculty members. On one day a group of six drove out to the lab spontaneously in the hope of having lunch at the cafeteria in the unclassified area and...