Bernard Pollack

Bernard Pollack: Use your time off to see the real Africa

GW taught me many things, but one of the most important lessons I learned was to look beyond the classroom. From taking advantage of D.C. through internships or employment, choosing from nearly a hundred countries for study abroad programs, or through involvement in student groups and organizations, GW offers us countless ways to apply what […]

Column: Striving for success or fulfillment?

So what’s next? The world seems pretty intimidating to a soon-to-be graduate of the Class of 2003. Many will leave college for the “real world” with as many questions as they had when they entered. “What do I want to do with the rest of my life?” probably seems as difficult a question now as […]

Column: Consider joining a just cause

Santos Perez is a janitor at 2033 K St. If you have ever been to the School of Engineering and Applied Science or the Counseling Center, you stood on the carpet he vacuumed, rode in elevators he shined and used the toilet he cleaned. You probably never have met or seen Perez, though, as he […]

Getting serious about limiting collateral damage

In response to the recent admission on the part of the United States and British military who confirmed that they have been using cluster bombs in Halla and other neighboring towns in Iraq over the last week, I join with human rights groups to condemn the use of cluster bombs. The International Committee of the […]

Column: Remembering Rachel Corrie’s plight

You might have read about her in the news. Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American student at Evergreen College in Washington State. On March 16, she was the first person to be killed working with the International Movement for Solidarity in Gaza. She was killed after an Israeli bulldozer ran over her – and upon […]

Column: Yale uprising exemplifies university labor progress

Something historical is happening this week at Yale University and reflects merely another stop on a bullet train speeding across America. This week thousands of students and community members joined 5,000 striking janitors, cafeteria workers, secretaries and graduate teaching assistants in the New Haven cold to support workers trying to negotiate stronger pensions, obtain job […]

Column: The audible voice of dissent

Yeah, it was cold. My hands were frigid and my teeth were clattering. Lucky for us the snow decided to hide until Sunday and at 6 a.m. I exited a bus in New York City to participate in the largest global peace demonstration since the Vietnam War. After weeks of hype and anticipation, a little […]

Column: As poverty grows, income gap widens, labor leads fight

Certainly not all Americans are in support of the Bush administration’s current economic policies. George W. Bush’s new tax cut plan unfairly targets only the wealthiest segments of our population at a time when we see escalating poverty, hunger and a scarcity of employment opportunities. In addition, his recent Unemployment Benefit Extension bill fails to […]

Forum: Attacking the AIDS epidemic

In light of the recent commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Bush administration needs to drastically change the U.S. policy toward AIDS, both domestically and internationally. Worldwide, 14,000 people are infected with HIV each day, and the number of people with HIV or AIDS will more than double by 2010. AIDS has already taken 25 […]

OPINION: Democratic Candidates Lack Vision

Posted 8:56 p.m. Dec. 3 by Bernard Pollack U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Often younger voters are chastised for their low voter turnout, growing apathy and disillusionment towards the political process. For young Democrats, many of us decided to bow out at the polls this past Election Day, reflecting the argument that Democratic politicians are simply […]