Tagged: UAW

Organizing, Teaching, Transforming: Higher Ed Struggles within/against/beyond Unions and ‘The University’

 

stfe0401

Nick Hengen Fox, a full-time faculty member at a community college, talks about the connections between successful union organizing and the classroom, radical teaching practice, and what “critical university studies” might look like outside of a university. Continue reading

Advertisements

Reanimating Histories of Struggle as Weapons against Neoliberal Individualization – An Interview with Don Kingsbury

we_are_the_crisis

Summary:

Reflecting on the building occupations at UC Santa Cruz in 2009-2010 and cross-pollination between student and worker struggles, Don Kingsbury highlights the need to excavate and reanimate histories of radical movements. Under the conditions of academic precarity, and against the neoliberal privatization of the general intellect, Don calls for turning communities of necessity into communities of resistance.

Continue reading

Horizontalism within and against Academia, Unions, and Non-Profits

occupy_seattle_heart

Summary: Drawing on organizing experiences in Seattle and the University of Washington, Ariel speaks of tensions in horizontalist movements.  Within the university, she reflects on an anti-capitalist approach to service learning, organizing within and against a graduate student union, and creating a student-worker coalition.  Across the university-city boundaries, she analyzes Occupy Seattle and resistance to both the non-profit- and academic-industrial complexes.

Continue reading