ISM: Global Education Strike Chat Meeting on September 9th – Discussing and Coordinating the Strike

All interested and identifying with the struggle against the increasing commercialisation of education and for free emancipatory education anywhere on this planet are invited to participate in this chat meeting to update each other on local developments in connection with the GLOBAL EDUCATION STRIKE [Oct. 18 + Nov. 14-21] and continue coordinations together! Continue reading

Help Coordinate *Free University Week* 9/18-22 in NYC

Calling all students, educators, families, communities, artists, scientists, librarians, historians, lovers, fighters, and all others who want to FREE EDUCATION: The Free University of NYC will host a week of free educational courses and events in Madison Square Park this September 18-22. Bringing together people from around the world, Free University will advocate for education as a human right and demonstrate our ability to implement free education for all. Continue reading

Occupy Colleges and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Merge Based on Common Principles of Participatory Democracy

Occupy Colleges, a national affinity group of Occupy Wall Street, concentrated on combating the corporatization of campuses and student debt has joined forces with Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) , a national student group focused on anti-war efforts and student issues which re-emerged in 2006. Continue reading

A13 – A17: Please Join Quebec in Convergence to Block the Return to Class!

The week of August 13-17 in the Montreal-area (where most of the striking Cégeps are located) is a crucial moment for the student strike. Either the strike will be crushed by Charest’s “special law”, or the strike will continue, with the support of individuals from all over Quebec, Ontario, the Maritimes and the USA converging onto Montreal between August 13-17. Join us in the streets and on the picket lines at CÉGEPs throughout this week. Continue reading

CALL to ACTION for the GLOBAL EDUCATION STRIKE (Oct.18 + Nov.14-21)

We are calling for a Global Education Strike. It is the first time that an Education strike is being coordinated worldwide. We will UNITE in solidarity, because no matter where we live, we face the same struggle against national state and profit driven interests, and their hold on education. We are all struggling against cuts in education. Most of us are drowning in student debt. The increasing pressure to perform just makes us sick and the restrictions on education and ever-increasing tuition fees, among other barriers, makes us angry! Continue reading

A Dangerous Precedent: Tents, Signs and Protesters = Disaster/Terrorism in Syracuse University Disaster Training Exercise

On July 30, Syracuse University held a “mock disaster/training drill” on the quad. Prior to the drill, students received an extremely vague email announcing the drill with no information about the nature of it. While the training sounds somewhat innocuous, the scene that unfolded and the implications that it has are deeply troubling for students and in urgent need of analysis and debate. Continue reading