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5,000 students are going on rent strike: on the past and future of our movement

Originally published by the 68 Collective and then by Notes from Below, this essay by student rent strike organiser Matthew Lee gives an overview of the escalating confrontation between students and university management.

Greece: The Lockdown Resumes - New Democracy and Pandemic Opportunism

The New Democracy administration continues to exploit the pandemic to take action against immigrants and anarchists, implementing an updated form of strategies that have not been seen since the Junta of the late 1960s and early ’70s. A report from Crimethinc, expanded from the Greek anarchist radio project Radio Fragmata's contribution to the monthly Bad News report.

Manchester Students’ Rent Strike Victory

Protest against fencing, which was quickly torn down. Sign reads: HMP UoM

Article from the Liverpool Anarchist on the ongoing University of Manchester Rent Strike. Their recent victory seems to have breathed life into the movement with over 20 strikes being organised for January.

Alienation and Mass Organization

A personal reflection on alienation experienced within National Democratic mass organizations.

Students Lead the Militancy!

On the student strikes against the Duterte administration in the Philippines.

An Open Letter of a Part-Time Instructor from PUP

A disgruntled worker formally employed at a state university writes an open letter detailing the absurdity of unpaid labor they were forced to do.

Substruction in the Class/Room Struggle

Midnight Notes on the mid-1980s student struggles in the USA around divestment in apartheid, and more.

To Pay is to Die: The Threat of Student Debt and Homelessness

A statement from the Bandilang Itim Collective on the continuation of school semesters and rent and debt obligations under the current state of pandemic.

2020 strike handbook for UCU activists

This handbook provides advice which may be useful to branch execs, and other activists and campaign organisers, in organising strike action and associated campaigning. It was originally released ahead of the 2019 [UCU] strike days, and has been updated based on the experience of the 2019 action. This document was previously hosted by the UCU Branch Solidarity Network.

Students, Activists, and Communists in Movement Politics

Student protest during the Marcos administration

An introduction to the history of student struggles in the Philippines and the communist and national democratic participation in student struggles.