‘Silent grinding, bit by bit’: in the occupation at the University of Sussex

Staff show their opposition to outsourcing

An interview with Maia Pal, a tutor and member of the 2012-13 anti-privatisation campaign at the University of Sussex.

Second occupation at the University of Sussex

Secong occupation at the University of Sussex

Following the largest demonstration yet, a second occupation has begun at the University of Sussex. This statement was read from the steps of the occupied BSMS building.

Understanding the circuit of Fora do Eixo

This is an article that analyzes critically the Fora do Eixo network as a capitalist endeavor that uses anarchist, horizontal and solidary rhetoric in order to mobilize social movements and activists-employees to be exploited in order to increase their rate of profit and power. The Fora do Eixo circuit was born in Brazil and is now present in more than 30 countries, thus turning this matter increasingly relevant as they are clearly in the vanguard of relativa surplus value exploitation.

Anti-privatisation struggle gathers momentum at Sussex Uni

Anti-privatisation struggle gathers momentum at Sussex Uni

Demo today (Thurs 28th Feb): 'the big one' | 1pm Library Square | Bring workmates, friends, and yellow squares.

Communism and free education

'Omnia sunt communia'

A short blog inspired by a long banner.

Against privatisation: statement from Sussex University occupation

Following a demonstration of over 300 staff and students in opposition to the privatisation of services at Sussex University; a large group of people have occupied the conference centre on the top floor of Bramber House.

Free standing column

“FREE STANDING COLUMN” - This A5, double-sided photocopy from the student protest on November 30th 2010 was the first thing produced by the group that was later to become Deterritorial Support Group. Some of the strands of ultra-left rhetoric are clear but it has a much more tabloid tone. The drop-shadows remained. The term “Wolf-Eyed replicant” to describe Nick Clegg may have been coined by China Mieville.

Towards a global autonomous university - Edu-factory Collective

Towards a global autonomous university - Edu-factory Collective

Cognitive labour, the production of knowledge, and exodus from the education factory.

Could students in the US pull off a strike like in Montreal? An interview with Marianne Garneau

Against a kind of activist-y, spectacular politics, Marianne Garneau argues that US students and workers can learn from the Quebec model how to organize our power as a class. Quebec students have kept their tuition low because they’ve historically had a vibrant, militant student movement, one that is willing to strike and directly disrupt, and not wait for the leadership of the business unions. The organizing model is to create directly democratic bodies—department-by-department assemblies—that know how to leverage our power to fuck up the business of the people who are screwing us over, whether they’re our educators or our employers.

The university is a racket

Discussing conflicts of interest on my school's Board of Trustees and some forms that all non-profit institutions are required to keep on their premises and that you can request!