Education & Emancipation

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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Post image for Educate in resistance: the autonomous Zapatista schools

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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The road to a PhD is a common source of frustration. It is time to acknowledge and contest this experience as the outcome of a disciplinarian process.

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Occupations and suspensions: a tense week at Sussex

by Craig McVegas on December 8, 2013

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Sussex University in the UK has become the site of occupations, strikes, road blocks and picket lines as students and workers rally against privatization.

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Post image for The university crumbles under neoliberal contradictions

Until the neoliberal university collapses under its own dead weight, we need to look to free universities to remind ourselves that another world is possible.

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Post image for Mexico’s teachers fight back against neoliberal “reforms”

On Saturday, Mexican riot police cracked down on the occupation of Zócalo Square by public school teachers — but why are Mexico’s teachers protesting?

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Occupy theorists launch militant research handbook

by ROAR Collective on September 12, 2013

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A collaborative project seeks to redefine the place where activism and academia meet by promoting militant research in, about and with the movements.

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Against the marketization of the university

by Donya Alinejad on April 19, 2013

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The crisis in higher education is the result of a privatized culture of management. This is a plea for turning universities back over to the sciences.

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Freire or Friedman? In defense of critical education

by Sajjad Ali Malik on February 8, 2013

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Thomas Friedman may praise the emancipatory potential of online university courses, but are they really capable of producing more than docile workers?

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