|Written by Christopher Newfield|
|Wednesday, 08 July 2009 07:51|
Well more militant, anyway. I've reproduced
redacted notes from a recent meeting on one UC campus of a meeting of
department chairs. In my almost 20 years at UC, I've never heard of a
chairs meetings that aired proposals for protests, labor actions, and
flat opposition to UCOP policies.
"All the chairs agreed that the salary reduction plan must be deferred or postponed until it can be given full consideration. None were in favor of granting President Yudof the extraordinary emergency powers that he seeks. Everyone wished to know more about the rationale for the 8% salary reduction, since UCOP has given none, and there was concern about the possibility that this percentage could increase in size by early next year. There was also great concern that there is no mention in Yudof's plan of a restoration of salary levels after June 30, 2010.
Everyone agreed that the salary reduction would mean that faculty with options on the marketplace would likely leave, initiating a devastating cycle of decline for the University.
|The Wave cannot be arrested – Our anti-G8 is now inside the offices of the Italian university deans.|
|Written by Anomalous Wave|
|Monday, 06 July 2009 20:05|
The Anomalous Wave cannot be arrested! Let's support the students against the repression of the italian governement!
Please sign and circulate the call in solidarity with the students arrested (add also your affiliation): http://www.PetitionOnline.com/wave/petition.html
At dawn this morning, in the framework of an investigation ordered by Torino's Public Prosecutor office, Italian police made dozens of unwarranted house searches against students and activists. 21 of them are under arrest: 15 in prison, 6 under house-arrest.
This is the unjust response of the government and the Public Prosecutor Giancarlo Caselli to the mass demonstrations in Torino on 18-19 May against the G8. This is a clear suspension of any form of democratic right: the charges don't justify remands after two months. Therefore, we are facing a direct attempt of intimidation against the Wave just a few days before the G8 in L'Aquila, a forum which clearly no longer has any democratic legitimacy now.
|Global Struggles, crisis of the university and the creation of the common|
|Written by Bildungsstreik 2009|
|Sunday, 14 June 2009 14:54|
Hauptgebäude (main building), Room 2038 |
Thursday 18.6.09 at 18:30h.
Togehter with Anna Curcio, Claudia Bernardi and Gerald Raunig from the edu-factory network we will discuss about some specifix struggles and about global struggles in the crisis of the university in general.
Since 2 years the edufactory network analysis the neoliberal process of transformation of the universities. Activists, students and researchers from the whole world bring their knowledge of the global universities togehter, a special focus is on the struggles, strikes, actions and other conflicts at the universities.
In this disucssion we will also talk about the crisis of knowledge production, about the lousy labour- and living conditions of the workers and students who work in and around the university. The precarious life of knowledge workers after graduation from the university will be also part of the debate. Movements of migration, recruitment of students from abroad and the selections through racist and social status criterias should be also explored.
Together we want to talk about how the different global struggles can gain a more intensity through the link-up of the struggles and through the creation of the commons. Maybe the construction of a global autonomoes university makes the start: an open process, preferably free from hierarchies, with free science, free education and more liberated people.