students

The Poverty of Student Unions

Institutions exist to do the exact opposite of their stated aims. The police force don’t exist to protect you and stop crime, but instead to keep you in line and to facilitate a unilaterial class war.

Schools don’t exist to educate people and teach them how to think independently, but rather to indoctrinate and create obedient workers.

Governments don’t exist to enact the political will of the people but to frustrate it.

The Gambia student massacre, April 10th 2000

Protesters remember the massacre

On April 10th 2000, Gambian police shot live ammunition at a demonstration of students protesting the torture of a fellow student in March of that year, and the rape of a 13 year old girl by a soldier in early April.

Brutal fascist attack on student occupation at University of Montpellier

A group of men in balaclavas carrying batons and tasers attacked students occupying a lecture hall at Montpellier University. Some of the attackers have also been identified as faculty members.

When Chomsky Worked on Weapons Systems for the Pentagon - by Chris Knight

MITRE's first command and control project: the SAGE air defense system for nucle

Between 1963 and 1965, Noam Chomsky worked as a consultant on an Air Force project to establish English as an “operational language for command and control.”[1] According to one of his students, who also worked on this project, the military justification for funding this work was “that in the event of a nuclear war, the generals would be underground with some computers trying to manage things, and that it would probably be easier to teach computers to understand English than to teach the generals to program.”[2]

Anatomy of a scandal – Miguel Amorós

An account of the “Strasbourg Scandal” of 1966—widely recognized as a precursor to the greater scandal of May 1968—its background, its protagonists, the takeover of the local student union and the origins of the pamphlet, “The Poverty of Student Life…”, the role played by the members of the Situationist International in the affair, particularly Debord and Mustapha Khayati, the humiliating exclusion of the “Garnaultins” in January 1967, and the SI’s subsequent descent into an even more rigid and unapproachable sectarian existence until its dissolution in 1972.

Japan's 1968: a collective reaction to rapid economic growth in an age of turmoil

1968 Tokyo student protest

2015 paper written by Oguma Eiji containing lots of interesting historical information about the Japanese radical and student movements of 1968, including historical background and aftermath.

India: Students occupy Vishwavidyalaya metro station to protests against fare hike

Protest at Vishwavidyalaya metro station

Students from Delhi University occupied gate 3 of the Vishwavidyalaya metro station yesterday to protest against a fare hike, vowing to stay until the hike was reversed by the transit authorities or central government.

Seize power or seize the campus?

Reflections on the failures of the 2014 Wheeler Hall Occupation—small thoughts put forward by 'Prometeo', first published 2015 on the Ritual Magazine website.

Protests across Sudan against austerity measures and price rises

Qassim Badri attacks a student

Protests have erupted across Sudan in response to a doubling of bread prices. At least one high school student has been killed, and the Dean of a womens' university was filmed beating protesting students in Khartoum.

Statement in support of the calls for social justice by the oppressed on the streets of Iran

A statement on recent protests in Iran, signed by 125 leftists, socialists and communists from the Iranian diaspora.