Tag: Occupy Wall Street

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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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Occupying Our Education: An Interview with Steve M.

Summary: Drawing on experiences with Occupy CUNY, the Adjunct Project, and teaching an ‘Occupy Class’ at Brooklyn College, Steve M. shares insights into the conditions for organizing around universities today.  In the face of the challenges of divisions of race and class between students and workers, and across the segregated city, Steve highlights the potentials for bringing militant co-research into… Read more →

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Unsettling the University: For Abolitionist, Decolonial Education Struggles – An Interview with Matthew Evsky (2/2)

– An Interview with Matthew Evsky (Part 2) – Summary: In this interview, Matthew Evsky* speaks on ways that the education system is bound up with policing, mass incarceration, and settler colonialism.  How can we integrate education struggles with abolitionist, decolonial approaches?  For resistant alternatives, we can look to Liberation Schools and free, cooperative universities embedded in communities.  Facing major… Read more →

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A Brief History of (CUNY) Time: Recent Radical University Organizing in NYC – An Interview with Matthew Evsky (1/2)

  Summary: Drawing on first-hand experience, Matthew Evsky* shares a recent history of student and labor organizing at and around the City University of New York (CUNY), including the Adjunct Project, Campus Equity Week, the CUNY Time Zine, Occupy CUNY, and the Free University of NYC.  He delves into the complex relationships between students, contingent faculty, the broader faculty union,… Read more →

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Could students in the US pull off a strike like in Montreal? – An Interview with Marianne Garneau

An Interview with Marianne Garneau (co-author of “Snapshots of the Student Movement in Montreal”) Summary: Against a kind of activist-y, spectacular politics, Marianne Garneau argues that US students and workers can learn from the Quebec model how to organize our power as a class.  Quebec students have kept their tuition low because they’ve historically had a vibrant, militant student movement,… Read more →

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