Author: Seth Kershner

  • Noam Chomsky: The Spare Change News Interview

    Noam Chomsky: The Spare Change News Interview

    Noam Chomsky’s new book, “Occupy,” is printed as part of the Occupied Media Pamphlet Series and lays out many arguments first articulated at student meetings and in front of gatherings of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) activists. Professor Chomsky’s interest in Occupy is consistent with his support of previous grassroots movements for change and can be […]

  • The Cost of War

    Seth Kershner Spare Change News The late Howard Zinn, a long-time supporter of Spare Change News, once said: “We do not have democracy in this country when it comes to foreign policy.” While it seems straightforward, in a way almost simplistic, Zinn’s remark remains powerful, ironic (since so much of American foreign policy is promoted […]

  • College Classes for Prisoners: an Inclusive Approach

    [img_assist|nid=541|title=|desc=|link=none|align=center|width=400|height=400] Seth Kershner Spare Change News Whether he’s teaching prison inmates or college students, Lloyd Sheldon Johnson — a professor of behavioral science at Bunker Hill Community College — shows the same mix of care and concern that has been a mainstay of his teaching style for over 25 years. Having just finished writing an […]

  • English at Large: volunteers bridge the language gap

    At first glance, those who are homeless do not seem to have much in common with immigrants, especially those adults who cannot speak or understand English. However, the two groups share the experience of being voiceless and marginalized. Immigrants who are struggling to learn English feel alienated when they cannot share their thoughts with others, […]

  • Washington Rules: one professor’s take on America’s ‘permanent war’

    After graduating from West Point, Boston University professor Andrew Bacevich spent a career in the army. A self-described ‘company man’ who eventually reached the rank of colonel, he became progressively more critical of U.S. foreign policy. In his latest book, he warns of the dire domestic consequences of American wars abroad SK: What are the […]