Representative? Really?!

I was active in the CUNY adjunct struggle in 2008. Back then, we were faced with a rotten contract, insensitive to our needs. And when we demanded a contract discussion bulletin, to voice our objections, like we are doing today, we ran into the same brick wall of bureaucratic paternalism (maternalism?). So I’m having this …

Who’s Responsible?

I would like to present a critique of CUNY Struggle’s 10/24/19 document analyzing the present, CUNY-PSC contract proposal, and its justification by the New Caucus leadership, and offering a strategy for challenging it. It is presented here: https://cunystruggle.org/2019/10/24/far-short-of-7k-the-moa-explained/ Fine and insightful is indeed CUNY Struggle’s analysis of how and why this proposal and the New Caucus’s …

I lost my best friend to the trade union bureaucracy. And all he got was this lousy t-shirt.

In the Jewish faith, lashon hara is malicious gossip. It is one of the worst sins imaginable. It is a gift to “Satan,” bent on dividing people against each other and destroying their souls. It “kills” the reputation of the victim, and it poisons the souls of both those who speak it, and those who …

Against Scientistic Credulity

Against Scientistic Credulity: A Marxist Philosophy of Science, on the Basis of an Ideal Balance of Aristotle’s Three Rhetorical Appeals, upon which, Science was Historically Rooted By Thomas Smith August, 2019 Science is supposed by many people to be a realm that hangs from the clouds, a realm of pure truth, unencumbered by backward, medieval …

Against Scientistic Credulity

Against Scientistic Credulity: A Marxist Philosophy of Science, on the Basis of an Ideal Balance of Aristotle’s Three Rhetorical Appeals, upon which, Science was Historically Rooted By Thomas Smith August, 2019 Science is supposed by many people to be a realm that hangs from the clouds, a realm of pure truth, unencumbered by backward, medieval …

The Transitional Approach to Socialist Labor Organizing

vs. Support for Rank and File Insurgencies By Thomas Smith –Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus. The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment …

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