Education & Emancipation

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If the movement for a New University is to win, it must not only formulate its own answers — it must also struggle for the power to implement them.

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Toronto strikes back against neoliberal education

by ROAR Collective on March 20, 2015

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The university strikes in Toronto are a powerful articulation of an emergent student and academic staff movement that is growing on campuses globally.

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Rethinking higher education: what is the New University?

by Nicholas Vrousalis on March 18, 2015

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The occupation of the Senate House by staff and students at the University of Amsterdam has rekindled the flame for a free and democratic university.

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The LSE anthropologist, Occupy organizer and author of The Utopia of Rules (2015) addresses the student occupation at the University of Amsterdam.

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The student occupation at the University of Amsterdam speaks to a deepening crisis of higher education not just in the Netherlands but across the globe.

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Zapatistas host world festival of resistance and rebellion

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on December 21, 2014

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This month, the Zapatistas are organizing a major international meeting in Chiapas: the World Festival of Resistance and Rebellion Against Capitalism.

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Riot police attack student protesters in Athens

by Markos Vogiatzoglou on November 14, 2014

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Schools in Greece have been occupied for a week. After today’s student protest, riot police blocked access to the university and attacked the students.

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Crisis-Scapes conference: Athens and Beyond

by ROAR Collective on May 4, 2014

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The conference, held on May 9-10, will bring together leading radical geographers from Greece and beyond, including David Harvey and Andy Merrifield.

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Dysfunctional PhDs in a dysfunctional university

by Bran Thoreau on March 8, 2014

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If one’s experience as a PhD student is dominated by hierarchy, perhaps that also says something about the changes occurring in academia more generally.

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Zapatista education crosses wide areas of alternative knowledge and being, and offers a space where collective knowledge is aimed at social transformation.

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