universities

UniConflicts in spaces of crisis: Critical approaches in, against and beyond the University

The central questions that raised are two:

1. What is the role of knowledge, of the university and of researchers in the era of crisis?

2. What are the critical epistemological and methodological tools for studying the spatial expressions of the ongoing crisis at multiple scales?

Brazil: Anarchist murdered

A Brazilian anarchist student, Guilherme Irish, was this week murdered by his father due to his political views.

The May 18 Gwangju democratic uprising

Demonstrators gather in central Gwangju

A detailed account of the May 18 popular uprising in Gwangju, South Korea, against the dictatorship's declaration of martial law and for workers' rights in 1980.

Sorbonne anarchist leaflet, 1968

The occupied Sorbonne, May 1968

Leaflet produced by anarchists at the Sorbonne University during the May 68 events.

Benevolent bureaucracy - Maurine Blancke

Maurine Blancke on bureaucracy in educational establishments.

On the Suicide of a Revolutionary (For Bob Starobin)

Letter eulogizing radical scholar Bob Starobin, by author and photographer Julius Lester, mailed to me (paper copy) by my comrade Ellen from her personal archives. 6-page pdf.

London student rent strike campaign forces £500,000 in concessions from university

UCL Cut the Rent

All demands by the UCL Cut the Rent campaign have been met by the Central London university after a sustained campaign focussed on "tactics of disruptive protest, direct action and rent striking". The campaign will now escalate to demand rent cuts cross the campus.

Snitches get Pulitzers

Journalists document social movements solely to advance their careers, but their work often helps the police and employers target people who take direct action

Wildcat strike at SOAS

A crowd gathers at SOAS today

The School of Oriental and African Studies in London has been shut down today after management suspended a union activist. This is a deveoping story, updates in the comments.

Necessary steps in tough economic times: New York students take to the streets in the wake of Occupy

A piece by Marianne LeNabat that takes us through an overview of how students in recent decades have become saddled with debt, how a student movement rose up in NY during the height of Occupy Wall Street, some of the lessons we can draw from organized resistance, and the ripples that student fights caused spreading solidarity throughout various sectors of society.