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Radical Marxist Professor Sees No Contradiction between his Beliefs and Affluent Lifestyle

Jonathan Bratner, Professor of Sociology at Stultus University, is a Marxist, and he’s not afraid to tell anyone. “We need to dismantle hierarchies. It’s as simple as that. I am committed to smashing the ruling class, with violence if needed, and distributing all resources equally.” Professor Bratner holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University.Continue reading “Radical Marxist Professor Sees No Contradiction between his Beliefs and Affluent Lifestyle”

An Ocean of Emotion

Editor’s Note: This poem was submitted by a brave academic currently facing redundancy. I am very pleased to share it anonymously (in accordance with the poet’s wishes) on #DireEd. An Ocean of Emotion Emotions Like the ocean Roll in Waves come crashing down Pulled below by the undertow Swimming against the riptide At risk ofContinue reading “An Ocean of Emotion”

Trade Union Activist Confused About Why People Don’t Want to Join the Union

A long-time trade union activist at Stultus University, Dr. Allyson Bailor has a lengthy history of standing up for the rights of bullying and harassment victims. She has been a proud member of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) for 20 years and, during this timeframe, has personally filed 38 grievances against perpetrators, one ofContinue reading “Trade Union Activist Confused About Why People Don’t Want to Join the Union”

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