UP 240%: student fees at CSU (since 1998)
UP 66%: CSU Chancellor Carroll Reed’s salary (since 1998)
UP $100,000,000: additional budget cuts to CSU expected in December, on top of $650,000,000 in cuts this Fall
UP to 14.8% (official, though likely it’s larger): unemployment rate for Americans age 20-24 (August 2011)
UP to $850,000,000,000: total student loan debt, a figure higher than all credit card debt in the United States
Margot Benacerraf’s Araya was recently restored. Currently you can screen it on instantview at Netflix. Here’s the trailer:
For those interested: a BBC documentary on the Russian Oligarchs.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
— Jean-Jacques Rousseau
If the spring of popular government in time of peace is virtue, the springs of popular government in revolution are at once virtue and terror: virtue, without which terror is fatal; terror, without which virtue is powerless. Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is therefore an emanation of virtue; it is not so much a special principle as it is a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to our country’s most urgent needs.
It has been said that terror is the principle of despotic government. Does your government therefore resemble despotism? Yes, as the sword that gleams in the hands of the heroes of liberty resembles that with which the henchmen of tyranny are armed. Let the despot govern by terror his brutalized subjects; he is right, as a despot. Subdue by terror the enemies of liberty, and you will be right, as founders of the Republic. The government of the revolution is liberty’s despotism against tyranny. Is force made only to protect crime? And is the thunderbolt not destined to strike the heads of the proud?
— Maximillien Robespierre
“America is ungovernable… He who serves a revolution ploughs the sea”
— Simon Bolivar