About This Issue


by the Editorial Collective

‘Science for the People’ Vol. 6, No. 1, January 1974, p. 2 – 3

What can one man do, my friend
What can one man do
To fight pollution in the air
That’s closing in from everywhere?
There is one thing you can do, my friend.


CONTRIBUTORS: Richard England, David Jhirad, Madison SftP , Jim Moore, New York City SESPA, Bob Park, Stonybrook SftP

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE: Paolo Bazzicalupo, Ross Feldberg, Jennifer Lilburn, Jeanne Olivier

LETTERING: Dave Chidakel and Jeanne Olivier


pg. 11    Liberation
pg. 19    Liberation
pg. 24    FreeForAll
pg. 29    H. Cartier Bresson, Man and Machine, The Viking Press
pg. 31    Liberation
pg. 32    The AMRC Papers
pg. 36    M.B. Schnapper, American Labor, A Pictorial Social History, Public Affairs Press


The November editorial collective regrets the following errors in the previous issue of SftP.

*Maurice Bazin wrote the unsigned article “At the Side of the Workers.”

*Dave Culver, Rosario Morales, Naomi Culver, and Dick Levins wrote the report of actions at the  International Genetics Congress (including the Critique of the Green Revolution), not the Berkely SESPA chapter as indicated.

*Andrew Zimbalist wrote the unsigned article “Workers Control: Its Structure under Allende.”

EDITORIAL PRACTICE: Each issue of Science for the People is prepared by a collective, assembled from volunteers by a committee made up of the collectives of the past calendar year. A collective carries out all editorial, production, and distribution functions for one issue. The following is a distillation of the actual practice of the past collectives.

Due dates: Articles received by the first week of an odd-numbered month can generally be considered for the magazine to be issued on the 15th of the next month.

Form: One of the ways you can help is to submit double-spaced typewritten manuscripts with ample margins. If you can send six copies, that helps even more. One of the few founding principles of SESPA is that articles must be signed (a pseudonym is acceptable).

Criteria for acceptance: SESPA Newsletter, predecessor to Science for the People, was pledged to print everything submitted. It is no longer feasible to continue this policy, although the practice thus far has been to print all articles descriptive of SESPA/Science for the People activities. Considerably more discrimination is applied to analytical articles. These are expected to reflect the general political outlook of Science for the People. All articles are judged on the basis of length, style, subject and content.

Editorial Procedure: The content of each issue is determined by unanimous consent of the collective. Where extensive rewriting of an article is required, the preference of the collective is to discuss the changes with the author. If this is not practical, reasons for rejection are sent to the author. An attempt is made to convey suggestions for improvement. If an article is late or excluded for lack of space, or if it has non-unanimous support, it is generally passed on to the next collective.

Editorial statements: Unsigned articles are statements of the editorial collective.

Opportunities for participation: Volunteers for editorial collectives should be aware that each issue requires a substantial contribution of time and energy for an eight-week period. Help is always appreciated and provides an opportunity for the helper to learn, and for the collective to get to know a prospective member. There are presently plans to move the magazine production to other cities. This will increase the opportunity for participation. For legal purposes Science for the People has become incorporated.


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