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Tue Sep 29 2009"Occupy and Escalate": Inside the Barricades at UC Santa Cruz
Tue Sep 29 2009An Interview on the Occupation of the Graduate Student Commons at UCSC
During the massive 10-campus walkout on September 24th, several dozen students and workers occupied the Graduate Student Commons at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), issuing statements acknowledging their intention to escalate the conflict: "Occupation is a tactic for escalating struggles," they note at their website, "We must face the fact that the time for pointless negotiations is over."
Their supporters aim to initiate some thought about the role of higher education in the economy. "A university diploma is now worth no more than a share in General Motors," observes the author of the Communique From an Absent Future:
We work and we borrow in order to work and to borrow. And the jobs we work toward are the jobs we already have. Close to three quarters of students work while in school, many full-time; for most, the level of employment we obtain while students is the same that awaits after graduation. Meanwhile, what we acquire isn’t education; it’s debt. We work to make money we have already spent, and our future labor has already been sold on the worst market around. …Even leisure is a form of job training. The idiot crew of the frat houses drink themselves into a stupor with all the dedication of lawyers working late at the office. Kids who smoked weed and cut class in high school now pop Adderall and get to work. We power the diploma factory on the treadmills in the gym.
Noting that public employees, the homeless and the unemployed have been demonstrating across the state, supporters argue that "all of our futures are linked" and the struggle over higher education is "one among many, [so] our movement will have to join with these others, breaching the walls of the university compounds and spilling into the streets." Read more
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Homeless Services Center and Calamity's Cupboard -- and Art Show! (7 comments) Tuesday Dec 5th 5:51 PMMore Local News...
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Statement on Israel's Blacklist Thursday Jan 11th 8:02 PM
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Private Security patrols for artwork in Kansas City, Missouri Sunday Aug 27th 5:51 PM
Exposing KKK fascist David Duke supporters in Minneapolis, Massachusetts and beyond (3 comments) Saturday Aug 26th 11:58 PM
Arrested for Visual Art and Protest: Total Eclipse Of Our Rights Monday Aug 21st 8:21 PM
Day 3 Illegal Art Protest: Cracking the System? Saturday Aug 19th 10:31 PMMore Global News...
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Oceana Calls on Secretary Zinke to Reverse Course on Radical Offshore Drilling Plan Thursday Jan 11th 8:14 PM
ICE Raids Cause Minority Women to Live in Fear Saturday Jul 29th 9:12 AM
Local law enforcement and government protect TBSC gang stalkers (1 comment) Tuesday Jul 25th 9:15 PM
Statement from Afrikan/Black Student Alliance on Reclamation of Kerr Hall at UC Santa Cruz Wednesday May 3rd 11:23 AM
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Final Property for HWY 17 Wildlife Crossing Protected (3 comments) Saturday Mar 4th 3:33 PM
KKK, other hate groups showing up in Bay Area (1 comment) Tuesday Feb 28th 9:51 PMOpen Newswire...
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