CUNY faculty sign letter supporting General Strike and Free University on May 1, CUNY-Wide Day of Action on May 2

Dozens of CUNY faculty have signed a letter stating their support for students and faculty, both permanent and adjunct, participating in May Day events and the Free University, as well as a CUNY-Wide Day… Continue reading

Brooklyn and Graduate Center students support Quebec Student Strike, launch red square solidarity campaign

An Open Letter in Support of the Student Strike in Québec We, the students of the City University of New York and State University of New York, openly support the Québécois student strike.… 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

David Graeber discusses “Debt: The First 5000 Years” at Hunter College Public Policy Institute 4/19, 5:30pm

April 19, 2012 Book Discussion with David Graeber, Author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years, in conversation with Jonathan Conning, Associate Professor of Economics at… Continue reading

Occupy Colleges announces new “No Cuts, No Compromises” campaign

Occupy Colleges announced a new “No Cuts, No Compromises” campaign today, calling on state governors to freeze cuts to education at all levels across the U.S. A petition, located at, has already received several… 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

Students STAND UP at York College against racism, tuition hikes, bigotry, and more

A new student organization has been launched at York College called S.T.A.N.D.U.P (Students Together Against Neglecting Democracy & Uniting The People). According to the group’s Facebook page Our purpose is to promote awareness and… Continue reading

Graduate Center gets ready for May Day

Direct Action Training Thursday April 5 4pm-6pm rm 5409 A training in the skills of nonviolent direct action, what to expect in crowd and arrest situations, and how to organize collectively to make change by putting your… Continue reading

BMCC event focuses on stop and frisk, justice for Trayvon Martin and Ramarley Graham 4/4 2-4pm

The BMCC Student Government Association and BMCC Students United are co-sponsoring an event on April 4, 2012 from 2–4pm in the Cafeteria. The event will focus on stop and frisk and what to do… 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 May Day site launched, plus Goldstein and Kroll OkPutrid profiles raise eyebrows

A new site launched this week around CUNY May Day activities. The CUNY May Day site contains readings about May Day, general strikes, and CUNY’s history of protests, as well as lesson plans… Continue reading

“Student Movement & Activism Panel” at York College 4/5, 12pm

Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00pm York College, Room 4M06 It is time we fight for the issues which affects CUNY, our communities, and our world! Featuring: Prof. George White, Who will talk on… Continue reading

City College Study-In continues, demanding library access, lower tuition and more

For the past several weeks, students at City College have been holding late night study-ins to demand 24/7 library access to accommodate a large, dedicated and diverse student body. The event has been held… Continue reading

Trayvon Martin and Shaima Al Awadi hoodie and hijab protest held in Queens College quad

The Knight News, the student newspaper of Queens College, provided live tweets of today’s hoodie protest in the quad reacting to the shooting of Travon Martin last month. According to the twitter feed, CUNY security was on hand patrolling and even videotaping students.

CUNY student filmmakers honor Louis Reyes Rivera (1945–2012), member of 1969 City College takeover

Graduate Film students at Hunter College Iva Rad and Martyna Starosta have released “Are You With Me?”—a video honoring Louis Reyes Rivera (1945-2012). Rivera was a member of the 1969 occupation of City College, which was… Continue reading

City College student government adopts new position: We condemn future tuition hikes!

The City College Undergraduate Student Government (CCNY USG) has passed “the most strongly worded document that they’ve produced in recent memory,”  according to student sources. Resolution 12-0322A “Condemning CUNY Tuition Hikes” invokes the language… Continue reading

“Solidarity: Scholarship, Activism, Aesthetics” 3/30 10am-3pm at Graduate Center

The Committee on Globalization and Social Change presents a discussion of issues related to solidarity, both within and outside CUNY.

“Student Movements Across the Americas: Privitization, Students Debt, Tuition Hikes” 3/29 at Baruch

[Updated 3/29/2010 @ 10:30pm] Video of the event is available below and at On Thursday, March 29, Bottom Up Baruch will host Sergio Fernandez of M.A.N.E. Colombia’s National Student Union to talk about student movements… Continue reading

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

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