Call to Recess: Give David Hogg A Wedgie!

Cutting Class: Counterinfo for the Ungovernable Generation

To truants everywhere,
This is a call to recess (our very first)! Instead of calls to order or to action, with the logics of work & duty they entail in activist milieus, this is an invitation to a game. Hopefully this game will provide a much needed break from the super-serious business of revolutionary leaders and professional organizers.

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#DisarmPSU Reportback: We Will Be Back!

Reportback submitted by the Portland State University Student Union /// FB /// Twitter

Portland State University students, alumni, faculty, and community members rallied and marched to #DisarmPSU on July 1st, 2018, three years after the first officers were sworn and armed. This rally came after the campus police murder of Jason Washington on June 29th. Family and friends of Jason Washington also joined our rally in solidarity and to mourn the loss of their loved one.

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#DISARMPSU: NO MORE KILLER COPS

Statement originally published by PSU Student Union. FB /// Twitter

At 1:30 a.m on the morning of June 29th, Portland State University police murdered Jason Washington. Witnesses say Jason was attempting to break up an altercation in front of the Cheerful Tortoise Bar on SW 6th and College St. Police shot Jason when a gun he had kept in a holster fell, and he attempted to pick it up. His back was turned to the police when he was shot, as is made clear in bystander cell phone video. Two officers, Shawn McKenzie and James Dewey, are now on paid administrative leave as a result of the incident. We, the Portland State University Student Union, sincerely send our condolences to Jason’s friends and family.

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AED-CNTE Chiapas: frente al “nuevo modelo educativo”, proponen el Proyecto Comunitario para la Escuela

Originally published by the Pozol Collective, English translation published by Voices in Movement

English Below

COORDINADORA NACIONAL DE LOS TRABAJADORES DE LA EDUCACIÓN (CNTE)
ASAMBLEA ESTATAL DEMOCRÁTICA (AED) SECCIÓN 40 SNTE-CNTE
Miércoles 27 de junio, 2018.

A LA MILITANCIA DE LA AED,
AL MAGISTERIO ESTATAL.

La embestida del Estado en contra del pueblo mexicano a través de las reformas neoliberales, es el fiel reflejo de lo mandatado por los organismos internacionales para favorecer al gran capital. En el caso de la nefasta reforma educativa, ha sido la férrea resistencia impulsada por la CNTE lo que ha permitido que esta imposición no se logre aplicar en el territorio donde tiene presencia la Coordinadora y se ha deslegitimado tanto por el magisterio como por los padres de familia conscientes. No obstante, el Estado jamás desistirá en el avasallamiento en contra del pueblo, por lo que en los últimos días de este sexenio continúa con el intento de darle sustento a su nefasta reforma, apostándole a la imposición del llamado Nuevo Modelo Educativo (NME), surgido por las críticas hacia la reforma educativa, centrando su base en el aspecto laboral y no en lo educativo como debería ser. Desde luego, su aprobación fue sin consenso nacional en una clara muestra de cerrazón y apego a los objetivos neoliberales que la crearon. La Asamblea Estatal Democrática de la Sección 40 RECHAZA CATEGÓRICAMENTE la implementación de este modelo educativo en nuestras escuelas porque:

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Speak Truth To Power: Say No To SROs

Submission from some Anonymous Truants

Soon after the March 24th March For Our Lives, we were contacted by some energetic high school students who had heard of us from a Crimethinc flyer. After a couple months of communication & collaboration, they have sent us their own publication: a pamphlet outlining a position against School Resource Officers, as part of a larger initiative they are working on to fight against SROs. We’re thrilled to publish their work here, check it out!

Say No to SROs PDF

 

De-Arrest Compilation Video & New Anarcho-Punk Mixes || CUTTING CLASS

Cutting Class
A Counterinfo Project for the Ungovernable Generation


Some comrades just dropped a d-beat demo under the name D-ARREST, so we made a lil de-arrest montage video to go with it.

And in case you missed it, we have two new anarcho-punk mixes available for download and streaming on our soundcloud: Only 90’s Anarcho-Punx Will Remember… volume 1 and Now That’s What I Call Anarcho-Punk, vol. 3

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Life is Elsew(here): A Reflection on ASN Austin’s May Day & May ’68 Celebrations

Originally published by the Autonomous Student Network in Austin, TX


During the first week of May, members of the Autonomous Student Network undertook what was perhaps our largest collective project as we staged a week of events & actions celebrating International Worker’s Day and the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 student & worker uprisings in France. Together, we were able to carry out events on a scale beyond anything we had attempted before. Because of the monumental and diverse nature of what we accomplished this past week, and due to the transformations May Week affected for us, we felt compelled to put together a statement to reflect on these events, celebrate our successes, acknowledge our shortcomings, and learn from these experiences to grow as an organized force. This statement is unique, as it is collaboratively produced, reflecting the multiplicity of perspectives which together made up May Week. We hope that this statement provides clarity and inspiration for others, and ask that folks who see this and feel particularly touched by our words or our actions come and find us as we continue to grow and build our collective capacities and projects.

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Everything is Free in Occupied Cafeteria Fighting Layoffs

Originally published by It’s Going Down

Since May Day, students, workers, and community members have taken over a section of a private university, the New School, and run it as a communal kitchen; feeding students, strikers, workers, and the surrounding community all for free. The occupation was started to demand the end of a set of layoffs of cafeteria workers, and has also become a gathering place for workshops and meetings. Continue reading “Everything is Free in Occupied Cafeteria Fighting Layoffs”

It’s No Longer About Social Security: Inside the Nicaraguan Student Protests

Republished from Black Rose Anarchist Federation.

Following up on our article “One Million Hands Flourishing: Nicaragua and the Neverending Task of Planting” by US based Nicaraguan anarchist Tanya H.F. we present an interview with an Miranda, a Nicaraguan based anarchist who is deeply involved in the student protest and university occupations. This was based on a podcast interview on Hotwire # 28 released on April 25, 2018.

By Miranda

Hello friends, this is Miranda. I am part of a group of delegates that are doing international media outreach here in Managua, Nicaragua. I am also part of several other affinity groups that have been working nonstop for the last two weeks because Nicaragua is recently experiencing an unprecedented wave of nationwide protest.

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From Yellow Peril to Model Minority? Bring Back the Yellow Peril

Submission from Lyth Jung

           One video was uploaded on this Facebook Asian/American representing viral content page named Asians Never Die. The video starts with a group of people of color who seem to be Black Lives Matter student activists chanting and walking into one college library. After a second, one Asian student walks up and interrupts them, yelling, “hey, hey, hey! This is library!” This viral footage with a description, “don’t mess with Asians while they trying to study in the library,” was followed with the hype with the similar context. Mostly written by other Asian/Americans, the comments were describing this Asian student as a “savage hero” or some sort of a figure who stood up for our ‘racial and cultural value.’

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