universities

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.

Against students - Sara Ahmed

A creepy professor meme

Student activism - especially feminist and anti-racist activism - is conflated with neoliberalism and managerialism in order to be dismissed out of hand.

Spain: Campaign against the Spanish University Foundation

Spanish University Foundation, Madrid

On May 21 2015 more than a dozen activists picketed the entrance of the Spanish University Foundation (Fundación Universitaria Española) in Madrid to put pressure on that institution and draw the attention of the public to the labour conflict provoked by the firing of comrade Arturo.

Persecution and threats against student activist escalate

Bahar Mustafa - Golsmiths Student's Union Welfare & Diversity Officer

A London student union officer has received death threats in a month-long campaign of harassment, after she organised a meeting for minority students.

Free education and the Liberal Democrats: a student's perspective - Anarchist Federation

A student member of the Anarchist Federation's account of the Lib Dems' promise on university tuition fees and the lessons learned.

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.