Tag: neoliberalism

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Questionnaire by Dean Spade

This offering is part of Undercommoning’s Provocations series. If you would like to contribute, please see our call for provocations. (a questionnaire by Dean Spade) Do you think you might be the worst person? Do you think you might be the best person? Do you feel overwhelmed trying to keep up with news of contemporary travesties? Do you get more excited… 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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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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Occupying the City with the Social Science Centre – an Interview with Mike Neary

Summary: Professor Mike Neary speaks on the origins, purposes, and tensions of The Social Science Centre, Lincoln in the UK, an alternative form of higher education provision run as a formally constituted co-operative. The Social Science Centre sets itself against the usual colonial relations between universities and communities, seeking to occupy and re-invent the ‘idea of the university’ by producing critical,… Read more →

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Reanimating Histories of Struggle as Weapons against Neoliberal Individualization – An Interview with Don Kingsbury

Summary: Reflecting on the building occupations at UC Santa Cruz in 2009-2010 and cross-pollination between student and worker struggles, Don Kingsbury highlights the need to excavate and reanimate histories of radical movements. Under the conditions of academic precarity, and against the neoliberal privatization of the general intellect, Don calls for turning communities of necessity into communities of resistance. Read more →

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