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New foundations for struggle and solidarity: The culmination of development and privatization on a Guangzhou Island

Guangzhou Sanitation Strike

An in-depth look at a strike by sanitation workers in Guangzhou and the new terrain of class struggle developing in China.

The new radicals in the multiversity and other SDS writings on student syndicalism - Carl Davidson

Student demonstration against the Vietnam war in State Street, 1968

A manual for budding student organisers from one of the leaders of Students for a Democratic Society, the biggest student organisation in the US in the radical upsurge of the late 1960s. Much of its contents are still of use to students today.

Twenty-five years since the Tiananmen protests: Legacies of the student-worker divide

Workers on the square

During the protest movement that centered around Tiananmen Square in Beijing twenty-five years ago, workers protested alongside students and intellectuals. But the political relationship between the two social groups was weak at best. Things have only gotten worse since.

Student protest in Italy - TEFL lesson

TEFL lesson from the British Council for intermediate students around the topic of student protests in Italy. A reading or listening task is followed by a matching exercise.

China's 1989 in a World of Uprisings

AUU2 cover

Introduction and chapter 5 of Asia's Unknown Uprisings (Volume 2) by George Katsiaficas. The introduction summarizes the sequence of "people power" movements throughout Asia from 1986 to 1998 in relation to the collapse of the Eastern Bloc. Chapter 5 recounts and analyzes China's "Democracy" Movement of 1989 (often known in English as "Tiananmen").

Italy does not tolerate organised protest: students prosecuted

An update on on changes to higher education and student protests in Italy as well as the government's legal repression of them.

Uncivilising the PhD: for a politics of doctoral experience - Bran Thoreau

The road to a PhD is a common source of frustration. It is time to acknowledge and contest this experience as the outcome of a disciplinarian process.

Wave of repression against students

Police outside Senate House, the inspiration for Orwell's Ministry of Truth

Five students at the University of Sussex are suspended, while police violently break up an occupation of Senate House in London.

Sheffield strikes back, occupy tallest university building in the UK

Sheffield Strikes Back, a newly formed broad left group of Sheffield students, have occupied the Arts Tower – the tallest university building in the United Kingdom.

Thousands march in Greece on the 40th anniversary of 1973 student uprising

Tens of thousands of Greeks have participated in marches through Athens to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the student uprising against the US backed military junta. The blood stained flag that flew over the Athens Polytechnic on the night of November 17th, 1973, was carried at the front of the march in memory of those who had been murdered. “Bread, Education, Freedom” chanted the marchers, just as they had done 40 years ago. 6,000 extra police were deployed around Athens and security stepped up at the US embassy.