Thursday, April 22, 2010

SOS: Save our Schools!

Both the Washington Post
and New York Times
ran front-page stories
that school districts
across the country

are facing the worst
cuts in 50 years,
and seriously
thousands of layoffs,
larger classes, shortened days,

and fewer programs
to help students.

States are also
making historic cuts
in higher education
that are hurting

students and faculty.

Send a letter now to your senators
and representatives
urging them to support the

Keep Our Educators Working Act
(S. 3206)

and the Local Jobs for America Act
(H.R. 4812).

both bills would:
Provide $23 billion to help
school districts avert
educator layoffs

in the upcoming school year;

Enable districts to
continue to implement
positive programs
to help ensure
all students
receive the great education
they deserve;
Help restore previously cut funding
for postsecondary education in order to
retain or create jobs for higher
education faculty and professionals.

Act now! Send a letter to your senators
and representatives urging them to support
the Keep Our Educators Working Act

and the Local Jobs for America Act.

Failure to quickly
provide this assistance

will shortchange
our children's futures

In unity, 
The  AFT

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

National Day of Action!

National Day of Action
to Defend Public Education!
Thursday, March 4th at 1pm
March and Rally at the South Park Blocks
by Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union

On March 4th, thousands of students, workers,
and teachers will take action across the country
including in the states of California, New York,
and here in Oregon to resist the ongoing attack
on public education including the proposed
privatization of Portland State University.

Education is a Right!   Save Faculty and Staff Jobs!
Stop the Attacks on Departments including Women and Black Studies!
Debt Forgiveness for Students!
Take a Stand to Defend Public Education!
No More tuition Hikes! No More Cuts!
Fully Fund Education Now!
Bailout Schools Not Banks!
Stop the Privatization of Education!
Endorsed By: Radical Women, Students for Unity, Associated Student of Portland State University Executive Staff, International Socialist Organization, PDX JWJ, Pan American Solidarity Organization
and Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights,,,
& The Wordsmith Collection
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Friday, January 29, 2010

The Death of Howard Zinn

We are saddened to hear of the death
of writer, historian, and activist Howard Zinn,
whose determined opposition to militarism
focus on popular struggles serves as an
inspiration. Howard served on the advisory
board of the Jewish Voice for Peace--

Howard Zinn will be missed, but the spirit he
embodied, the power of people, workers, and
students to resist militarism and corporate abuse,
lives on in the growing movement to end U.S. and
corporate aggression, occupation, and exploitation.

Yesterday University of South Florida student
Laila Abdelaziz challenged President Barack Obama
on U.S. aid to Israel and violations of human rights.
There is a movement spreading across North American
campuses to highlight how university investments support
the Occupation. We see it in a video from Carleton
University's Students Against Israeli Apartheid and
in the work of the University of Arizona Community
for Human Rights, among many other student groups.
Click here:
 for campus resources that will help
carry Dr. Zinn's legacy forward.