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Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg
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Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg's work has been published in The Progressive, In These Times, the Washington Blade and Alternet. In May 2006 she published her first book, 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military, with The New Press. She is a graduate of the Highland Park public schools in New Jersey and a member of Highland Park Cares About Schools, an organization dedicated to preserving public education in New Jersey. She completed her B.A. at Rutgers University in 2001 and earned her Master’s degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. The views expressed here only represent her own.

Entries by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg

Ready, Set, Resist: New Jersey Families Defend Public Education

(2) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 10:07 AM

Last week, Newark students staged an all-night sit-in at the Newark Public School Advisory Board meeting in their continuing protests against state-appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson's One Newark plan. Under the plan, many schools will be closed, "renewed," or turned over to charters; a "renewed" school means...

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An Open Letter to Public School Teachers: We Apologize

(510) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 3:26 PM

Dear Public School Teachers,

We are sorry. On behalf of graduates of public schools, parents of children in public schools, those who value public education and teachers unions, we apologize. Your profession has been vilified, scapegoated, mined for profit, and deprofessionalized.

Earlier this year,...

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For My Teacher

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 12:51 PM

On December 29, 2013, I lost one of the greatest teachers I had -- my dad, Michael Greenberg.

My mom and dad met in 1962, and fittingly, their first date was a SNCC benefit concert at the Apollo Theater featuring Tony Bennett. My parents were two of the many unsung...

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Guilty Verdict in Dharun Ravi Case Only Compounds Tyler Clementi Tragedy

(438) Comments | Posted March 18, 2012 | 4:10 PM

Tyler Clementi's freshman year roommate, Dharun Ravi, has been convicted of invasion of privacy, bias intimidation, tampering with physical evidence (related to deleted tweets), witness tampering, and hindering prosecution or apprehension (lying to police). He faces up to 10 years in prison and possible deportation. While he has...

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Occupy The Criminal Justice System: From Stop-and-Frisk To Prison Cells

(40) Comments | Posted February 19, 2012 | 3:10 PM

On Monday February 20, actions will be occurring across the country in solidarity with the more than 2 million people locked in cages -- the incarcerated. Monday, is National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners.

"OWS is a struggle for human rights," said Jay Chiu, an activist...

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Profits And Punishment: The 99% And The Prison System

(15) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 3:02 PM

We've witnessed protesters and reporters covering the Occupy Movement be subjected to indiscriminate arrests and police brutality. Tragically, harassment and abuse of people who are committing no crime is nothing new.

Just ask any New Yorker who has been the victim of Stop and Frisk, a New York Police Department...

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You Can't Evict a Movement: Occupy Wall Street Begins Occupy Your Block

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 10:21 AM

Somewhat serendipitously Occupy Wall Street kicked off its new campaign last weekend - a few days before the eviction -- called Occupy Your Block which declared:

The Occupy movement is more than a physical occupation. This movement is in each one of us; in our will and...

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The Ghost of Tom Joad Comes to Occupy Wall Street

(1) Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 11:18 AM

"I want to put a tag of shame on the greedy bastards who are responsible for this."

- John Steinbeck on The Grapes of Wrath

"Ever'body might be just one big soul,
Well it looks that a-way to me.
Everywhere that you look, in the...

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A Letter to Kim Kardashian: Why We Occupy

(94) Comments | Posted October 11, 2011 | 12:34 PM

Dear Ms. Kardashian (or is it Humphries now?),

Your wedding special aired on E! this week -- congrats on your marriage!

I'm not sure if you're aware of this -- I know you have so much going on -- but I thought you might want to know about...

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