Op-ed: Oberlin has a moral obligation to pay its workers a living wage
The moral imperative for any employer, within our capitalist society, is to provide its labor force with just compensation for their labor. A sub-living wage, such as the wages that non-union staff make at Oberlin, is a moral wrong.
OSCA study stalled indefinitely: alumni survey would produce crucial new data if allowed to proceed
“Even though we went through this process,” designing the survey, consulting, redesigning, and coordinating with the Alumni Association and the IRB, “it just seems that ... certain players didn’t want this data to exist.”
Not Just a Walk in the Woods: Students for Energy Justice Sound Alarm on NEXUS Pipeline
The odds that Oberlin, a small town making up only a few miles of NEXUS’s 256 mile route, will be subject to a pipeline spill are not likely; yet the odds that NEXUS will spill, or leak, or blast open, at some point in its lifetime, are almost certain.
Who Suicided Jeffrey Epstein? A Test Case for a New Woke Trutherism
Jeffrey Epstein’s murder was a moment when the fact of the moral rot of the ruling class was, for a fleeting moment, nakedly obvious. It should catalyze a new “woke” trutherism on the American political scene — a trutherism with a firm, class conscious basis.
“What Are You Going to Do About It?” Oberlin Students Witness the Ruins of Extractive Capitalism at RAMPS Fall Summit
“I ache for these people,” she said, “and I ache for this land. But we are educated, we’re motivated, we’re organized, we give a shit, and we’re not backing down! Because somebody taught us what you can do when you don’t back down.”