Originally published on Anti-Capital Projects
Today is the 10th anniversary of the occupation of Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley. To honor this event, which inspired many truants of our generation, we’re bringing this call to the future back from the past. Watch a video from the occupation here.
On Friday, Nov. 20th a brilliant revelation appeared on UC Berkeley campus. Students and workers on this campus held true to their aging chants and actually stood up and fought back. Mocking the days preceding where apathy seemed to reign on campus, when we forced ourselves to mutter “Whose University? Our University,” while shuffling along and doing our duty as concerned citizens, for once, in and around occupied Wheeler we really meant it.
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Cutting Class: Counterinfo for the Ungovernable Generation
In April 2017, a wave of vandalism broke out at the University of Texas in Austin. Over the course of 3 nights, various fraternities were vandalized with the words “racist” and “rapist,” among other slogans. One of the frats targeted on two of the nights held a controversial “border patrol” themed party in 2015, and was otherwise notorious for homophobic & racist pledge rules and rumors of a secret “rape room.” A study published in March of 2017 found that 15% of undergraduate women on UT campus reported being raped. Actual statistics are believed to be much higher.
The following anonymous communique claiming credit for the action was originally sent to It’s Going Down, and quickly became notorious across the country. The vandalism came at the end of a school year marked by controversy around fascist activity on campus, the University’s failure to address racism, and other A few weeks later, a stabbing occurred at UT Austin on May 1st –and instantly, both the local fraternities and the national alt-right were claiming that the incident was a targeted attack by the left and pointed to this piece as evidence. While these claims were bogus, the extra attention brought on top of the initial reception the piece had found made the article one of the most read pieces on IGD—back when their page still tracked the most viewed articles.
We at Cutting Class, who were students when this shit went down and found ourselves inspired by the impact of this piece, have turned this into a zine to preserve the memory of these actions and their effects. This was not the first nor the last spurt of insurgent action against Greek Life. But it’s bombastic, insurrectionary fervor and the localized effects of the action—which polarized students, but were in many ways well received by those who saw reflected in the communique their own perspectives of Greek Life—made this piece stand out for student insurrectionaries of our generation. We hope this can inform and incite future, more developed forms of attack.
You can find the zine here. There is one formatted for digital reading, and another for printing.
An Anonymous Submission
We dropped our banner on an overpass near Harrisburg,PA in solidarity with this past month’s prison strike. We want to honor their wishes to keep this issue in the public eye, letting our friends (and enemies) on both sides of the prison walls know that this is struggle will be ongoing, and that it will be at the cutting edge of the radical agenda until the last ashes of the last prison are blown away.
We also wanted to make the same connection the striking prisoners did by acknowledging the struggle of the migrant families imprisoned in our own backyard by a proto-fascist regime. One of the three family detention centers in operation, Berks Family Detention Center is a monument to all we find disgusting, so we decided to put up a monument of our own in defiance. We were inspired by our comrades in Frederick, MD, and we hope we can inspire even more actions like this.
Fire to the Prisons. Set the Captives Free.