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Against Academic Alibis: The Best Education is the Struggle – An Interview with George Ciccariello-Maher

RALLY AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY AND IN MEMORY OF OSCAR GRANT IN O

Summary: The author of We Created Chávez, George Ciccariello-Maher, draws on his experiences in the “cauldron of resistance” of Oakland, CA to speak on the relations between education, organizing in universities, and struggles against police and prisons. Against academics’ use of alibis, such as ‘changing the world by teaching,’ to legitimize anything they do as a contribution to radical movements, he calls for academics to more clearly distinguish between their jobs and their political work.

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