Today, Vince speaks with author, activist and alternative media pioneer, Michael Albert. Michael is the founder of ZNet and ZMagazine and the co-founder of South End Press. He is the author of over 21 books, ranging from economics and philosophy to politics and visions for the future. They discuss his early years as an activist, current social movements, the alternative media landscape, the 2016 elections and much more.
A last-minute agreement has forestalled a planned faculty strike at the California State University system, the largest higher-education system in the U.S. Peter Phillips, a CSU professor himself, speaks with four other faculty members about academic labor issues, at CSU and nationwide: Jennifer Eagan teaches Philosophy at CSU, and is President of the California Faculty Association, the CSU professors’ union. Andy Merrifield teaches Political Science, Nick Baham teaches Ethnic Studies; both are also CFA officeholders. Nolan Higdon teaches History at multiple campuses; he describes the life of a “road scholar.”
The California State University system has 23 campuses, 26,000 faculty, and over 450,000 students.
This program was recorded on April 8, shortly after the tentative agreement was reached, and days before the one-week faculty strike would have begun.
Mickey Huff will return in two weeks.
Kinds of Fools The “ontological argument,” a mainstay of introductory philosophy courses, purports to establish the rationality of belief in God on the grounds that to deny God’s existence is to make a logical mistake – because “God cannot be conceived so as not to exist.” The argument’s flaws are well known; but, even apart from that, hardly anyone has …