Student Protesting David Petraeus Punched in Head, Swarmed by Dozen Cops

By: Monday September 23, 2013 5:45 am

A new video was just released of police brutalizing one of the City University of New York (CUNY) students protesting a fundraiser featuring former CIA Director and CUNY Macaulay Honors College adjunct professor David Petraeus.

That video – taken from a new angle than the ones previously released and first featured here on “The Dissenter” – shows about a dozen police officers swarming a student, slamming him against the hood of a car and holding him there.


CUNY Union Condemns Police Repression at Petraeus Protests, CUNY Responds

By: Saturday September 21, 2013 12:45 pm

Just a few days after a video first posted on “The Dissenter” went viral — depicting a demobilized student sitting face-down on the ground being punched in the kidney by a plain-clothed New York Police Department (NYPD) officer — City University of New York (CUNY)’s faculty and staff union voted “yes” unanimously on a resolution condemning both the six arrests and accompanying police repression.

The students were protesting a fundraiser featuring CUNY Macaulay Honors College adjunct professor and former CIA Director David Petraeus.

CUNY Students Arrested While Protesting Petraeus Face Charges of Disorderly Conduct

By: Thursday September 19, 2013 9:30 am

Six students from the City University of New York were charged with multiple offenses on Wednesday night after being arrested while protesting the university’s hiring of former CIA director and ex-general, David Petraeus, who had a key role in secret detention and torture centers setup by Iraqi security forces.

The criminal complaint filed against the students indicates they were charged with disorderly conduct, riot, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration.

CUNY Student Group: Six Students Violently Arrested Protesting Petraeus Await Charges

By: Wednesday September 18, 2013 7:40 am

Six student activists were violently arrested yesterday outside of a City University of New York (CUNY) Macaulay Honors College fundraiser featuring former CIA Director and Honors College adjunct professor David Petraeus.

Media Coverage Explodes on Petraeus CUNY Honors College Protests

By: Friday September 13, 2013 1:35 pm

After The Dissenter ran a Sept. 10 interview with a member of the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY protesting former CIA Director David Petraeus’ adjunct professor gig at CUNY Macaulay Honors College, national coverage has exploded on protests occurring on his Sept. 9 first day of class.

New York City Comptroller Calls for Marijuana Legalization

By: Wednesday August 14, 2013 3:00 pm

New York City Comptroller John Liu today publicly called for the city to legalize marijuana. Liu, who is the chief financial officer for the city, believes it would be a real financial windfall for the city. Also, the new tax revenue could be used to dramatically lower college tuition.

Dear Schools, Please Stop Discriminating Based on Pregnancy. Thanks, Title IX

By: Thursday January 17, 2013 3:48 pm

magine you’re an honors student at a community college. You’re doing great: you’ve got a merit-based scholarship and you’re enjoying your classes. You’re also pregnant and excited to welcome the new addition to your family.

Being the conscientious student that you are, you approach your professors as soon as classes start, tell them that you’re due near the end of the semester, and ask that if you miss any tests due to a pregnancy-related absence you be allowed to make them up. You even offer to provide a doctor’s note. Three of your professors congratulate you, and tell you that of course this won’t be a problem.

But one of your professors says she will not excuse any such leave or allow work missed to be made up,

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