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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Reclamations Editorial Board, January 2012