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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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Revolutionary Study against & beyond the University: And Interview with Jennifer

Summary: An interview with, Jennifer, a militant student-worker in Seattle on: revolutionary study groups with the Black Orchid Collective, organizing against union bureaucracy and non-profit recuperation, & creating a solidarity network across the university for worker, student, and community control. 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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Movements and Institutions against Cognitive Capitalism – An Interview with James Anderson

 Summary — This interview explores such questions as: How can leftist movements be built across social divisions on campuses?  What can we do to break radical theory out of its capture in academia?  Can we create institutions that are embedded in movements and that provide alternatives for radicals who get stuck in precarious academic life? Read more →

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