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Education Revolutionary: Karl Marx meets Ivan Illich

The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto honoured and looked up to with reverent awe. It has converted the physician, the lawyer, the priest, the poet, and the man of science, into its paid wage-labourers. Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, “Manifesto of the Communist Party” From the 19th century Educators and doctors… Read more »

From My Perspective – Strikes, wages and wage parity

Alberta is currently in the second week of a teacher’s strike, involving the majority of public school teachers from Edmonton, rural areas and Calgary (joining next week). The two sides are not budging, teachers want around 20% and government is offering approximately 6%. Bargaining is at an impasse, and the government may order teachers back… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear: Letters

READER FEEDBACK! Any comments, suggestions, feedback, or submissions may be sent to Tammy Moore, Editor of The Voice at tmoore@ausu.org. Thanks for your writing contributions and support. I look forward to hearing from you all! LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: RESPONSE TO “From My Perspective: Saying Thanks” VOLUME 10 ISSUE 6 February 6, 2002 Good points,… Read more »

From My Perspective – The Monarchy

“The king is dead. Long live the king.” When I was young I was very confused by these two sentences. It seemed like they were invoking some sort of a spirit that would bring the dead king back to life, a reincarnation of sorts. I was even more confused when the genders were mixed –… Read more »

Find Some Happy Indians, The Whole World Is Watching

Friday marked the official opening of the XIX Olympic Winter games – an event traditionally marked by increasingly crass and self-referencing opening ceremonies by the chosen host city. This year, as in the last two decades, the ceremonies had little to do with athletics or athletes, and more to do with presenting the international television… Read more »

Time for a New Political Party

It is time for all Canadian unions to politicize in a synergistic manner. By actively participating in the political process unions, and by extension the working-class members that they represent, will have a say in the legislation, policies, and governmental initiatives that will affect every aspect of their being”?both on and off the job. They… Read more »

Debt Management

Debt has become a major concern for almost every person in today’s society, which has become a culture that depends on credit to survive. There are many businesses and organizations that provide debt management services, charging a fee to clients already in debt. The key to managing debt is to avoid panic, and to take… Read more »

Around the World…

Being an enthusiastic traveller, I have found it hard to be in school for the past few years. I have been utilizing student loans, and their expectation that students live (in my opinion) half a step up from abject poverty has meant that I can hardly afford a trip out of the city, let alone… Read more »