Category: Interventions

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Infracommuner dans, contre et au-delà de l’université-telle-quelle

The following is a French translation of our text Undercommoning within, against and beyond the university-as-such, first published by ROAR Magazine at https://roarmag.org/essays/undercommoning-collective-university-education/ Translation by an anonymous comrade. Infracommuns (n.) : Les réseaux de solidarité rebelle qui s’entrelacent dans, contre et au-delà des institutions dominantes et des structures de pouvoir Infracommuner (v.) : Le travail et processus, conscient et inconscient, d’entrelacer… Read more →

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Undercommoning Within, Against and Beyond the University-as-Such

Originally published by ROAR Magazine: https://roarmag.org/essays/undercommoning-collective-university-education/ Undercommons (n.): The networks of rebellious solidarity that interlace within, against and beyond dominant institutions and power structures Undercommoning (v.): The conscious and unconscious labours and process of interlacing the undercommons The Undercommoning Project (n.): A network of radical organizers working in the shadow of the university. The University-as-Such (n.): Their dream, our nightmare. Beyond… 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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MOOCs: Education’s “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” Moment

by Abraham Bolish The recent backlash against MOOCs has tended to romanticize an ideal of public higher education.  Yet, education has always been tied up with systems of domination, and MOOCs present an opportunity to reveal the contradictions of higher education—to expose the emperor’s dirty secrets.  Instead of ‘re-clothing the emperor’ with appeals to a lost ideal of public higher… Read more →

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Standing at the interface of academic corporatization and exploitation: why not struggle against the ‘grain’?

 by Sutapa Chattopadhyay[1] t’s increasingly difficult to define what, substantively, it means to be a thinker of the Left (Castree and Wright 2005: 6) Not too long back I read two articles on anti-austerity protest and Quebec student strikes that were published by ClassWarU, and a few others, mostly by activist student scholars. Almost all the articles and interviews that… Read more →

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If Not Eco-Socialism Now, Then When? Infiltrating universities with eco-feminist & anarchist practices

by Sutapa Chattopadhyay (Maastricht University) Today, frankly our universities are transformed into knowledge-for-profit-enclosures, as primarily ‘branded’ universities are sold-out to the policy elites (techno-scientific foundations, business consortia and multinationals) for the progress of scientific research, on which intellectual property rights are placed that exclude most people from its benefits. This is the reason we must connect with ecosocialist, ecofeminist and… Read more →

Teaching Radical: Subverting Top-down Normalities in the Classroom

These are reflections on being a radical (to be precise: an anarchist) and teaching at a university. They are personal and subjective. I do not claim to having been very successful. My teaching was much less radical than I always dreamt of. This is annoying, because I think radicalism—the willingness to look at the roots of social phenomena—and a critical… Read more →

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