George Ciccariello-Maher

The Commoner #11: Re(in)fusing the Commons

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Issue 11 of The Commoner magazine

Against Academic Alibis: The Best Education is the Struggle – George Ciccariello-Maher

Drawing on his experiences in the “cauldron of resistance” of Oakland, CA, George Ciccariello-Maher speaks on the relations between organizing in universities and struggles against police and prisons. Against academics’ use of alibis, such as ‘changing the world by teaching,’ to legitimize anything they do as a contribution to radical movements, he calls for academics to more clearly distinguish between their jobs and their political work.

Oakland’s Dirty War

An article on Oakland police tactics in trying to repress and disband Occupy Oakland.

Oakland on Strike!

Mike King and George Ciccariello-Maher's account of the two days spanning the forced removal of Occupy Oakland protesters and the general assembly which saw the passing of a proposal for a citywide general strike.