Author: undercommoning

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M Adams and Karma Chavez (Undercommoning Encounter 001, June 4 2015)

On June 4, 2015, Undercommoning held its inaugural workshop in Madison, Wisconsin. The closing session was our first Encounter session with M Adams and Karma Chavez, moderated by Thea Sircar. What is the role of university workers in supporting undercommoning and radical resistance occurring in our communities? How can we appropriate the resources of the university to take action beyond… Read more →

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PrecariCorps

http://precaricorps.org/ PrecariCorps will have four fundamental purposes, and we are currently designing upcoming programs to support each one: To improve the lives and livelihoods of contingent faculty undergoing financial hardship by providing charitable assistance to them in the form of cash assistance and/or grants; To create and distribute educational media to the public, including parents, students, and college communities, that details… Read more →

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How the Colombian student movement won

From the Preorg! blog, published 21 May 2013. Original at: http://preorg.org/howthecolombianstudentmovementwon/ In 2011 the Colombian government proposed a sweeping marketization program for the Colombian higher education system, including allowing private capital to invest in public universities. Students across the country rose up to fight the proposals. By the end of the year the protests against the reform had forced the government… Read more →

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Not Your Academy: Occupation and the Futures of Student Struggles

Originally published in Is This What Democracy Looks Like? Social Text Periscope issue. Read the original here: http://what-democracy-looks-like.com/not-your-academy-occupation-and-the-futures-of-student-struggles/ Not Your Academy: Occupation and the Futures of Student Struggles By Zach Schwartz-WeinStein This essay has been tasked by the editors of this dossier with answering what it would mean should the Occupy movement’s contributions to radical democracy permeate contemporary student struggles. This is… Read more →

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The CLASSE Manifesto (2012)

From: http://www.stopthehike.ca/2012/07/share-our-future-the-classe-manifesto/ Share Our Future – The CLASSE Manifesto (2012) For months now, all over Quebec, the streets have vibrated to the rhythm of hundreds of thousands of marching feet. What started out as a movement underground, still stiff with the winter consensus, gathered new strength in the spring and flowed freely, energizing students, parents, grandparents, children, and people with and… Read more →

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Creativity Nets Contract for NYU Grad Workers  (article)

See the original at Labor Notes: http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2015/04/creativity-nets-contract-nyu-grad-workers Creativity Nets Contract for NYU Grad Workers April 10, 2015 / Daniel Aldana Cohen and Natasha Raheja This week, teaching and research assistants at New York University again became the only graduate workers at a U.S. private university with a union contract. The contract includesmajor gains for all 1,200 members of GSOC-UAW Local… Read more →

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Yes Lab

http://yeslab.org/ What is the Yes Lab? At the moment, the Yes Lab is mainly a series of brainstorms and trainings to help activist groups carry out media-getting creative actions, focused on their own campaign goals. It’s a way for social justice organizations to take advantage of all that we Yes Men have learned-not only about our own ways of doing… Read more →

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