universities

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!

Turkish state in unprovoked brutality against students

1,000 students have clashed with the police at the METU University in Ankara, Turkey. The students were protesting the visit of the Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan – who has been pushing an agenda of privatisation across higher education in Turkey for the last couple of years.

FIOM strike and student demonstrations

The union FIOM (the metalworkers’ federation) held a general strike on December 5 and 6 to protest against both the agreement’s merit and the fact of having a separate agreement signed by the sector’s right-wing unions excluding FIOM, the sector’s most representative union.

The history of the Quebec student movement and combative unionism

An article by Jerome Raza on the history of student syndicalism in Quebec and the conditions which gave rise to Classé.

Circulation and the new university - Reclamations Journal

Circulation and the new university - Reclamations Journal

An analysis of the financialisation of American universities and their integration into the circuits of capital accumulation.

Housing speculation, student debt, fees and dispossession; a 21st century love story - Communique concerning UCL Stratford

An article from the website of The Imaginary Party exposing the relationships between tuition fees, rents, student debt, university funding, and private equity funds, in the context of UCL's £1bn plans to dispossess the 300 residents of the Carpenters Estate in Stratford in order to build "profitable" student housing units.

Educate, disempower, destroy

The Imaginary Party on the NUS, the prospects for higher education and students and how the latter can organise around their material interests.

A book bloc's genealogy

A potted history of the book bloc - often students demonstrating against cuts to education using shields decorated as giant books.