Learning to fight the tyranny of a neo-liberal education: Chile and Ecuador

 picture of student protester and organizer, Camila Vallejo recently elected to Chilean Congress   As the hoax known as Obama’s 20/20 plan for higher education is barely mentioned in the US press, what is also missing from any discussion is what is going on in other parts of the world when it comes to higher […]

Unite to fight for public education! > > Come to the Statewide Student Union & Movement-Building Conference!

> > > > What: Statewide Student Union movement-building conference > > When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 > > Where: UC Berkeley, 145 Dwinelle (room number and building on campus) > > Who: Anyone who cares about public education! > > Contact us at: (students4ademocraticuniversity@gmail.com) if you have any > > questions, suggestions, or need […]

Chilean students have taken over schools and city streets in the largest protests the country has seen in decades for free education

In a lesson that should be learned here in the US, Chilean students have taken over schools and city streets in the largest protests the country has seen in decades.  Chile suffered under the neo-liberal economics of Milton Friedman carried out by the brutal Chilean dictator Augustus Pinochet for close to two decades.  Everything was […]

Solidarity with students and workers in Quebec in SF

SF Quebec Solidarity Actions Striking students in Quebec are setting an example for youth across the continent to take a stand against tuition hikes and austerity measures. The student strike was organized in a highly democratic way and aims to practice real democracy. When pushing back, students and allies have been met with severe repression, […]

GLOBAL EDUCATION STRIKE - Resisting the increasing Commercialization and Financialization of Education

http://ism-global.net/discussion_global_education_strike_2012 WHY strike together GLOBALLY? It’s the SAME SHIT EVERYWHERE!! People worldwide are struggling against: Massive staff cuts and budget cuts Privatisation and commercialisation of education De-democratisation within schools and universities Tuition fees hike Increasing pressure to perform Increasing influences of ‘private economic actors’ on teaching and research Let’s connect and unite in the struggle […]