Phil Ingram is an alumnus of New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where he focused on political economy, capitalist modes of production, and media’s impact on politics and economic development. Phil is proud of his history as a union member and labor activist, with other organizing and volunteer experience working in voter rights (with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund), in immigrant advocacy (with organizations such as the Urban Justice Center and The Door), and in NGO support (specifically with the Rwandan women and children’s service agency, Haguruka). Phil is a student at CUNY Law School, where he focuses on international and labor law.
President Obama’s announcement on Wednesday night of his intention to withdraw around 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of next summer is a much-needed precursor to the end of our military engagement there. The nation-building that needs to be done in Afghanistan is not something we are able to make happen with the sword: …