Category Archive: #occupy

12 Things to Know about the Kroll report

CUNY’s official report on the student protests over tuition hikes was released quietly this January. This post summarizes 12 takeaway points that highlight the most interesting–and often worst–aspects of the report.

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CUNY101 – The plan

For the past year, we’ve been covering stories, issues, and events related to OccupyCUNY and other CUNY-movement groups. In that year, we saw students beaten by security/NYPD for trying to enter a public… Continue reading

Opening day of Free University Week at Madison Square Park, across the street from $40,000/person fundraiser for President Obama

To mark the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, a coalition of students, educators, and community groups will host the Free University Week—creating education that is democratic, critical, and accessible to all.

Free University calls on faculty to relocate classes and lead sessions Sept 18-22

The Free University is gearing up for its next big installment: a week of classes, skillshares, workshops, and discussions in Madison Square Park Sept. 18–22 supporting the #S17 one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall… Continue reading

Free University Week, September 18-22, draws over two thousand in Madison Square Park

Leaping into year two of Occupy Wall Street, a coalition of students, faculty, and community groups hosted the Free University Week—a way to create education that is democratic, critical, and accessible to all.

Education, Debt, and Solidarity discussions this Sunday

Three events in Washington Square Park on Sunday, June 10 will look at issues of student debt and debt in general, as well as connections and support for the ongoing Quebec student strike.… Continue reading

Free University video trailer released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Free University in Solidarity with May 1 General Strike Press Inquiries/General Information: (347) 670-FREU (3738)   Rayya El Zein:  rayyaelz@gmail.com Zoltán Glück : zoltan.gluck@gmail.com Priya Chandrasekaran: pchandrasekaran@gc.cuny.edu Michelle Obando: ob4ndo@gmail.com… Continue reading

Free University announced for May Day; call for teach-ins, workshops and relocated classes

A coalition of New York City students and educators, from high schools, colleges, and universities—including CUNY—have announced the May Day Free University, a one-day, “pop-up” university taking place on May 1 from 10am-3pm in Madison Square Park.  The Free University… Continue reading

“Singularity and Solidarity: Postcolonial Criticism after the Arab Spring” 4/19, 6:30pm at Grad Center

The CUNY Graduate Center Postcolonial Studies Group Colloquium Series 2011-2012 Anthony Alessandrini Kingsborough Community College – CUNY Singularity and Solidarity: Postcolonial Criticism after the Arab Spring April 19 at 6:30 p.m. CUNY Graduate… Continue reading

O4O holds foreclosure blockade presentations and trainings across the city this month

Organizing for Occupation (O4O), a group of New York City residents fighting evictions and foreclosures, is holding hold events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx this month as part of its outreach to the… Continue reading

#DaysTilMay Tumblr counts down to Occupation Spring with 30 days of radical inspiration

A new Tumblr page is counting down to May 1st with radical struggles, speechs, creations, lives, tunes, texts, and (most importantly) reasons to strike. The site will feature one item in each category each day until May 1st.

CUNY Law alum writes on Occupy and democracy in The Nation

A new article by Marina Sitrin, CUNY School of Law ’01, examining Occupy’s vision of democracy will appear in the April 2, 2012 edition of The Nation. Sitrin credits Occupy with calling into question… Continue reading

Open Letter to the CUNY community regarding the police violence against Occupy Wall Street demonstrators on March 17th, 2012

Dear CUNY Community, Last Saturday, March 17th, hundreds of peaceful demonstrators convened in Zuccotti Park to celebrate the six month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. The gathering was a joyous event, a reunion… Continue reading

NY Daily News covers #M1 with focus on Baruch student’s struggle

Today, New York Daily News covered the upcoming #M1 defense of education actions planned for March 1 by focusing on Paola Martinez, a Baruch student and member of Students United for a Free… Continue reading

The Time for Action is Now (Occupy CUNY)

Graduate Film students at Hunter College Iva Rad and Martyna Starosta have released a video showing how the Occupy Wall Street movement is giving new momentum to the protest culture of CUNY. In… Continue reading

Queens College professor mic checks Cuomo during budget talk

Professor Grace Davie at QC mic checked Cuomo at his recent presentation at the College. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcArDOuS-mg] Despite receiving little participation from the audience, Davie made her points quickly and said she was greeted… Continue reading

PSC screens OWS films this Friday

No One Can Predict the Moment of Revolution: Films From #OWS [so far] Friday December 16th 6pm-8pm CUNY Professional Staff Congress 61 Broadway 16th Floor (MAP) NY NY 10006  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/202248029858315 Films include short… Continue reading

CUNY Interview on Building Bridges Radio

Building Bridges Radio which covers local and national labor issues has a new interview up: NYC Students Stand Firm After CUNY Police Bully Them During Occupy City Univeristy of NY (CUNY) Protest Over… Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street: Bringing the Conversation to Macaulay

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 7–9pm Cabaret/ Commons Space Macaulay Building, 35 West 67th Street Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/168070259957354/ We invite you to join Macaulay faculty and students in learning about the Occupy Wall Street… Continue reading

To Occupy Or Not To Occupy: Making Sense of Occupy Wall Street

Thursday, December 8, 2011 6–8 CCNY, exact room TBA, 160 Convent Ave Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/279016698808961/ Come join the Student Association for International Studies (SAIS) on December 8th for a panel discussion with speakers… Continue reading

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