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Chapter Reports: Northeast Regional Conference

Approximately 60 people attended the second Northeast Regional Conference held November 16–17 in Voluntown, Connecticut at a farm run by the Community for Nonviolent Action. All chapters in the region were well represented, and representatives from Cincinnati were also in attendance. Planning for the conference was...

Chicago ‘70 AAAS Actions: Review and Critique

Our major purpose was both critical and assertive -- critical of the technical and scientific obfuscation of the essentially political nature of the use, content, financial support and motivation of science in America and assertive of the need of a positive program of "people's science." (see "People's Science, page...

Indictment of Glenn T. Seaborg for the Crime of Science Against the People

SCIENCE AGAINST THE PEOPLE is a crime that in today's world has reached a scale unprecedented in history. For never before has the confluence of technological capability and the need to dominate affected so many people in so many parts of the world. You are guilty, Glenn T. Seaborg. of a conscious, major, self-serving...

SESPA Tells It Like It Is: Opening Statement AAA$ ‘70

The first major event at the AAA$ was the Special Lecture to be delivered by. Dr. Philip Handler, President of the National Academy of Sciences, on the "Obligations of the Scientific Community." The forty-some page text released in advance made it amply clear that we were going to be treated to one of those consensus...

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...

Help for Science Education in Cuba and Vietnam

Scientific and technological resources of the United States should not be used to help colonize and repress people in less developed countries, but to help them improve their own economic, political and cultural position. That would be "Science for the People." While the chances of official U.S. policy being changed...

Peoples Science Projects for Vietnam

Science for the People activists in Chicago and racical faculty in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Chicago have begun a long-range effort to provide technical assistance to the people of Vietnam. A variety of projects are underway at this time, all of which were requested of scientific workers...

History of SESPA

SESPA is a crazy abbreviation for an organization. Try it. Try and pronounce it. But January 1969, when Scientists for Social and Political Action carne aborning, we weren't thinking much about the pronounciability of our name. Mike Goldhaber, Marty Perl, Marc Ross, and Charlie Schwartz, after a year of struggle had...