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Rebecca Gordon

Rebecca Gordon

Rebecca Gordon is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco. Prior to teaching at USF, Rebecca spent many years as an activist in a variety of movements, including for women's and LGBTQ+ liberation, the Central America and South Africa solidarity movements and for racial justice in the United States. She is the author of "American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes" (2016) and previously, "Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States" (2014). She teaches in the philosophy department at the University of San Francisco. You can contact her through the Mainstreaming Torture website.

Articles by this author

 

What Does It Mean That Women Now Dominate Higher Education?

If you visit a college campus, you should see roughly three women—now about 60% of all college students—for every two men.

Rebecca Gordon ·


'Too Distraught': Confessions of a Failed Tax Resister

Not paying taxes for unjust wars has a long history in this country.

Rebecca Gordon ·


Killer Robots and the Laws We Need to Stop Them

Lethal autonomous weapons systems and the fight to contain them.

Rebecca Gordon ·


Why Do We Need a 24/7 Economy?

The "graveyard shift" in a pandemic world.

Rebecca Gordon ·


Climate Cassandra: Seeing the Future When No One Believes You

For the sake of the planet, let us hope that this time the Cassandra's of the world are believed.

Rebecca Gordon ·


Is Higher Education a Pyramid Scheme?

How college is like the airplane game.

Rebecca Gordon ·


A Climate View From California: Teetering on the Existential Edge

It's impossible to overstate the urgency of the moment.

Rebecca Gordon ·


Social Security Versus National Security: Whose Entitlement Really Makes Us Safer?

Unlike actual citizens, U.S. arms manufacturers seem entitled to ever-increasing government subsidies—welfare for weapons, if you like.

Rebecca Gordon ·

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