Author: Class War University

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Call for Provocations: Stealing from the University – rolling deadline

Call for Provocations Stealing from the University: Within, Against & Beyond the Criminal Institution ** Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis ** This is not another call for papers about the University in Crisis. This is our first call for provocations that demand we go beyond familiar complaints and challenge ourselves to organize. Recent student-led uprisings at Missouri, Ohio State, Duke, Appalachian… Read more →

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Death of a Zapatista – Neoliberalism’s Assault on Indigenous Autonomy

The Zapatista struggle continues … Subcomandante Marcos ceases to exist …Galeano lives.  – by Levi Gahman – … from the mountains of the Mexican Southeast … On Friday May 2, 2014 an Indigenous Zapatista teacher, Jose Luis Solís López – known by his name ‘in the struggle’ as ‘Compañero Galeano’ – was ambushed and murdered. He was beaten with rocks… Read more →

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Freedom From Education: Decolonial Study for Abolishing the Prison-University Complex

Against the romanticizing of education, Leftists should recognize alternative regimes of study, as practiced in prison organizing and indigenous peoples’ movements, and participate with them toward dismantling the intertwined regimes of education and carcerality. – an essay by Abraham Bolish – Left movements in North America romanticize education in many ways. Calls to “defend public education” emanate from the most radical movements… Read more →

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Excavating Minor Histories: Autonomous publishing for movements – An Interview with Stevphen Shukaitis

Summary: Stevphen speaks on militant research through collaborative, open process publishing, and on negotiating an ambivalent relationship to the university—appropriating resources while refusing to become the administrator of someone else’s precarity. [This is Part 2, continued from Part 1 here.] Read more →

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What can an open, insurgent publishing body do? – An Interview with Stevphen Shukaitis

Summary: Stevphen Shukaitis, editor of Minor Compositions, talks about the possibilities for open publishing as an experiment and a provocation. Drawing on his book, Imaginal Machines, he reflects on the challenge of resisting the recuperation of radical energies in work. As a professor in a business school, he shares his approach to radical teaching: using traditional materials for subversive ends.  Read more →

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Art and Politics against the Colonization of Time: An Interview with Dan S. Wang

  Printer and writer, Dan S. Wang, talks about his projects that intersect art, politics, and labor—from teaching and public art with college students to anti-war and anti-prison activism, the Mess Hall, and the Compass Group—as collective experiments against individualizing economies of attention. Read more →

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Organizing, Teaching, Transforming: Higher Ed Struggles within/against/beyond Unions and ‘The University’ – An Interview with Nick Hengen Fox

  Nick Hengen Fox, a full-time faculty member at a community college, talks about the connections between successful union organizing and the classroom, radical teaching practice, and what “critical university studies” might look like outside of a university. Read more →

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