Sussex occupation over privatization
by Fergus Kinghan and Daniel Nemenyi / RP 179 (May/Jun 2013)
The recent campaign at the University of Sussex against the outsourcing of 235 non-academic jobs has confronted certain organizational and ideological limitations of the struggles in higher education so far. It constitutes an escalation of the anti-privatization movement in the UK. Porters, security, catering, maintenance, and other non-academic staff at the university face their employment [...]
As Quebec erupts over plans to increase tuition fees by the equivalent of £200, and twelve people (including Professor Joshua Clover) who protested against a campus bank at University of California–Davis begin a trial that could see them imprisoned for eleven years and fined $1 million each, what of the scores of people arrested during [...]
Evaluation of a movement is never an easy task. Emphatically not so, when it is ongoing and moving in confrontation with power, going through ups and downs, gains and losses. Historically there are many examples in which the loss of one achievement or a digression led to a gain or advancement elsewhere. Development is never [...]
We live in a time when tents have become the singular weapon of the people which power cannot tolerate, and against which it does not know how to defend itself. The bureaucrats are in shambles; the ‘city’ and its ‘police’ are at each other’s throats; middling reformists have no idea where to position themselves. Everyone [...]
You might have read this May that there were protests in Spain. This is hardly earth-shattering news. Social unrest in the countries so endearingly named the PIGS has been rife since the European Union (EU) departed from its early policy of public spending its way out of the crisis, to offer them a grim choice [...]
Reports from the protests by those campaigning against the cuts to educations, including Nina Power on the centrality of women.
Toni Prug reports on the student occupations of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb in 2009.
Education is not for $A£€ Student protests in Germany In November and December 2009 – responding to the signal from Vienna, where the University’s main lecture has was occupied – buildings, lecture theatres and seminar rooms in fifty West German colleages were occupied… Alex Demirovi Violence and the University Sanctuary law in Greece Shortly before [...]
The student occupations in California and the Communiqué from an Absent Future
by Nathan Coombs / RP 159 (Jan/Feb 2010)
How should we take the inclusion of the word “communism” in the Communiqué from an Absent Future, the main theoretical text of the recent student protests at the University of California?
Bursaspor gets a Marxist player
by A Galatasaray Supporter / RP 158 (Nov/Dec 2009)
Iran and the Left, Academic freedom in California?, Immigration raid on SOAS
by Sophia Marie Hoffmann, Daniel Olmos, Maryam Griffin and NK / RP 157 (Sep/Oct 2009)
Rebellion of Greek youth; Peace, legality, democracy
by Panagiotis Sotiris and Mihalis Mentinis / RP 154 (Mar/Apr 2009)
The graduate labour struggle at NYU
by Leigh Claire La Berge / RP 136 (Mar/Apr 2006)