writings of campus occupy & anti-privatization movements, fall 2011

writings of campus occupy & anti-privatization movements, fall 2011


This fall was a season of unrest on campuses throughout California.  In opposition to proposed tuition hikes and pension raids and in solidarity with the occupy movement, students, teachers, and workers at schools and universities across the state initiated a wave of strikes and occupations.  These demonstrators stalled what had seemed an inexorable process of university privatization.

We’ve collected and annotated a few dozen essays that emerged out of these campus uprisings — nearly all were written by participants in recent actions.  The essays attempt to describe and to make sense of this latest sequence of student protest; some locate campus actions within various contexts and histories of struggle, while others pose critical questions to fellow organizers or propose possible futures for the movement.  

We’ve tried to be broadly inclusive in collecting these materials; if there’s an essay that we’ve missed, please feel free to let us know, at editors@reclamationsjournal.org.  

Reclamations Editorial Board, January 2012

Installment One: August, September, October

Installment Two: November 1-15

Installment Three: November 16-30

Installment Four: December, January


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    • Yes you do what Hitler did. Invade other European nations and seize their astess to underwrite the debt incurred in building a warfare machine designed by banksters. When it all melts down, the banksters have the gold and the sheople have the worthless paper. Then it’s time for the imposition of the golden rule. Whoever has the gold, make the rules .They can’t let CDS blow up the whole banking system because they have not finished taking the sovereignty of nations yet. The only way to re-float the ECB will be to centralise gold through consfication of nation states, pension plans and any private holdings. The third Reich tried it through the use of force and the fourth Reich are trying to do it with fraud.Gold holdings statistics tell the story that’s playing out right now. Greece first, Portugal next and Italy after that.

    • You say If only the Greek would know about it. They have enormous power, beascue they can threaten the oligarchs with destruction, and the oligarchs WILL back down beascue they are not in position (yet) to start slaughtering the Greeks in the streets. So why don’t the Greeks ACT? Is there not ONE Greek who understands, and can communicate with the majority to cause them to act together? As incredible as it may seem to us, possibly there is no one there to take charge! There is a reason there are leaders, and there are followers. Some people a ARE better suited to lead, and others to follow. If the Greeks in rebellion have no effective leadership, then they will fail in making change for better.I bet at least some may be reading the RSS feed of this web site. You have to wonder what those who do read this are thinking.

    • it IS an act of war, using weapons of mass finnacial destruction. But the Greeks are still throwing rocks when they should have taken the armories. What are they going to do when NATO rolls in, that will be used to enforce EU finnacial security ? Remember, the insane oligarchs, their central bankers, and puppet government regimes, are not about money, but power. The monetary system is just a tool for more power. The insane oligarchs might view stepping on the Greek necks, as their throats are slit, as a useful object lesson to any other country of people that do not behave in the proper servile manner.

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