universities

Massive student victory at for-profit cosmotology school with the Portland Solidarity Network

The Inner City Committee of the Portland Solidarity Network announces a massive victory at a local for-profit beauty school, which stands as a possible future for student organizing.

Student protests escalate in Amsterdam

Protest near Bungehuis

Students at the University of Amsterdam have launched a protest movement against authoritarian an neoliberal management. The movement has been escalating rapidly, at first the occupation got evicted, more police repression may be imminent.

Cartoons from the 2014 Warwick University Occupation

Warwick University students to continue campaign against brutality

After police and security attacked a Free Education sit in on Dec 3rd 2014, students at Warwick responded with a 1000 strong demo, followed by an 8 day occupation of university conference facilities - only leaving when the university got an injunction, rendering the occupation illegal. The university has not responded their demands by the deadline they gave (6th Jan 2015) and so they have declared their intention to continue the campaign.

The Carr Report: The Report of the Independent Review of the Law Governing Industrial Disputes

Independent Government Inquiry, commissioned by Department for Business Innovation and Skills, into the law governing industrial disputes. Published Oct 2014, it's aim was to investigate "alleged use of extreme tactics in industrial disputes, including so-called ‘leverage’ tactics, and the effectiveness of the existing legal framework to prevent inappropriate or intimidatory actions in trade disputes".

Locked arms and open hearts: students from the Okanagan Valley mobilize for Ayotzinapa

Students from the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia organize to offer solidarity on the Global Day of Action for Ayotzinapa

L'enragé no. 1

L'Enragé No. 1

A reprint (in both French and in English translation) of no. 1 of L'Enrage, a satirical journal founded by Jean-Jacques Pauvert and produced in France during the May 68 events. Translated by Ruth Porter.

The Pop Up Union: a postmortem

Pop-up union members take part in national demo

When management at the University of Sussex announced plans to outsource 235 jobs, workers responded by launching a 'Pop-Up Union', a new tactic in modern British industrial relations. Is this a model other workers can emulate?

Clashes in the Greek universities

Riot police attacked protesters trying to enter university buildings in the run up to the commemoration of the 1973 student uprising.

SDS and the Wobblies: memories and observations - Paul Buhle

An article by Paul Buhle about the commonalities and limited crossover between the 1960s radical group, Students For A Democratic Society (SDS) and the revolutionary union, the Industrial Workers of the World.