Monthly Archives: June 2011

John McEnroe’s Ignorance on Williams Sisters and Silent on Kim Clijsters

Serena Williams Wimbledon defeat to Marion Bartoli some say was good for the game: Kim Clijster’s return was wonderful for the game? I see blatant hypocrisy and prejudice here. I was stunned when John Patrick McEnroe the color analyst for Wimbledon on NBC expressed … Continue reading

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Illinois Education Association Responds to St Xavier President Wiseman’s Letter to Adjuncts

Famous Republic Steel Strike in 1937. A confrontation between strikers and police turns violent as strikers throw bricks and stones and the police fire tear gas outside a Chicago steel mill. (Photo courtesy AP / Wide World) St Xavier University … Continue reading

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Roosevelt University Adjunct Professor Robert Klein Engler Fired for Racial “Joke”

image from sodahead.com “A group of sociologists did a poll in Arizona about the new immigration law. Sixty percent said they were in favor, and 40 percent said, ‘No habla English.’” This was a “joke” spoken in class that led … Continue reading

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Kirstein Only Full-time Faculty Member Named in St Xavier’s Appeal of NLRB Pro-Adjunct Ruling

As previously blogged, St Xavier University is appealing the NLRB regional office in Chicago’s decision to assert jurisdiction in the union organising efforts of adjunct faculty. St Xavier’s appeal is formally titled: “Saint Xavier University’s Request for Review of the … Continue reading

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Kirstein Subpoened to appear at NLRB Hearing Concerning St Xavier Adjunct Union Efforts

On Sunday evening May 1, 2011 I was served a subpoena via the internet to appear before a Hearing Officer of the National Labor Relations Board at 209 S. LaSalle Street in Chicago’s Loop. The hearing was scheduled the following … Continue reading

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St Xavier University v NLRB in Adjunct Faculty Efforts to Unionize

In this initial blogging on this situation I will present links to various documents that elucidate the effort of the St Xavier University Adjunct Faculty to pursue collective bargaining and the university’s determined efforts to prevent it. In 2010 the … Continue reading

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Dr Ayman Al-Zawahiri June 2011 YouTube Video Removed and Censored by the Militarists

In the land of censorship and faux democracy, Amerika, they have presumably removed the YouTube video of Dr Zawahri concerning the death of Sheikh Usama Bin Laden that I had posted earlier. At least when I returned to Aljazeera the … Continue reading

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Dr Ayman al-Zawahiri Posts Video in Wake of Usama Bin Laden Assassination

In the June 8, 2011 video the Egyptian physician and Al Qaeda presumptive leader denounces the burial of Usama Bin Laden at sea on May 2, 2011 and the continued occupation of Muslim countries by western powers. Al Qaeda has … Continue reading

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