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Student Organizing Intern at San Francisco State University
Hours: 10-15 hours/week
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until filled  
California Faculty Association Tim Sampson Memorial Student Internship Program
The Purpose of the Student Organizing Internship Program is to:
1)      Build the leadership capacity and organizing skills of CSU students as future leaders.
2)      Develop an ongoing partnership with the student and faculty community around issues relevant to the CSU.
3)      Increase student awareness about student learning conditions and faculty working conditions and the impact to the quality of education
4)      Promote student awareness, empowerment and engagement of social justice and labor issues
Required Qualifications
1. Ability to make at least a one year commitment
2. Ability to manage time and complete projects in a timely manner
3. Ability to adapt to shifting expectations and priorities
4. Self starter and self motivated
5. Willing to learn new skills to perform job duties
6. Good record-keeping skills
7. Willing to travel occasionally throughout California

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On-Campus Paid Tutoring/Teaching Opportunity

The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) is currently hiring reading/writing and math/sciences tutors for Fall 2015.

At the LAC, you’ll get the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students while tutoring academic skills and benefiting from a great job environment.  We’re on campus, have flexible hours, and offer ongoing support from peers and experienced faculty coordinators.

Tutors receive $11.50/hr. starting pay. They work at least 7-8 hours a week and participate in tutor education workshops and a weekly seminar. You must be an upper division or graduate student to apply.

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Ten Minutes (HUM415)

Go to this link. Watch Omar Aktouf speak from 1 hr 22 min to 1 hr 32 min. This will help you.

Of Good Report

This looks great. First it was banned, then it won awards. Hope it’s released here soon.



Oprah, Neoliberal (HUM415)


Guns of Brixton

There are a startling number of covers of this track: Jimmy Cliff’s perfectly enunciated acoustic version, Los Fabulosas Cadillacs’ code-switching live performance , Nouvelle Vague’s dreamy Bossa Nova beat, Arcade Fire’s miserabalist accordion, The Honeydippers’ smooth rockabilly sound, etc.

More to the point, others have noted just how apposite this track is to contemporary events.

It’s important to pay attention to what’s happening in Baltimore. Though the city is not technically under martial law, the situation is about as close as you can get. The National Guard is patrolling the city, there is a curfew, and people are being detained without charge in excess of the legally mandated 24 hours.

The security apparatus (RSA)– courts, cops, feds, etc.– try to learn from every new crisis. Each time there is some kind of mass disruption or social explosion, agents in the field and administrators in the office coordinate with one another in order to assess and streamline their tactics. Surely some of those procedures are directed at individual safety. Still others are formulated in the interests of defending property and maximizing the State’s ability to control its citizens.

Think about image and narrative. A “common sense” of these events is being crafted, one that will likely confirm and challenge existing biases simultaneously. The social meaning of Baltimore is being consolidated. Corporate media in particular seems quite taken with footage of Toya Graham smacking the shit out of her son, a clip that has, as they say, “gone viral”. I find these images particularly interesting because they immediately evoke an ideology of parenting and thus social reproduction based on the principle of tough love. If only we would lovingly beat our children they would know better than to lash out against official violence.

(h/t: Alex)

Mr. Fortune Teller


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