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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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After days of protests, students occupy building at Occidental College - Los Angeles Times

After days of protests, students occupy building at Occidental College - Los Angeles Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
After several days of protesting Occidental College's handling of diversity issues, students occupied an administrative building Monday, demanding that the school president step down if officials don't take such steps as creating a black studies...
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Tuks Students occupy Hatfield Studios

Thursday 22 October 2015 university of Pretoria students marched from their main campus in Hatfield Pretoria to a newly founded residence(Hatfield Studios) by ...
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The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968: Student Rebellion, Economics, Revolution (1997)

Subscribe For more videos The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968: Student Rebellion, Economics, Revolution (1997) The protests of 1968 comprised a ...
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Occupy Movement Buys & Forgives $4 Million In Student Loan Debt

After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans. Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall .
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Chile: Huge education protests as two students killed - Green Left Weekly

Chile: Huge education protests as two students killed - Green Left Weekly | real utopias | Scoop.it
Green Left Weekly Chile: Huge education protests as two students killed Green Left Weekly President of the Confederation of Chilean Students (Confech) Valentina Saavedra said: “Enough of this democracy which only serves the big businessmen, which...
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Elizabeth Warren Just Perfectly Explained the Student Loan Crisis to Conan

Elizabeth Warren Just Perfectly Explained the Student Loan Crisis to Conan | real utopias | Scoop.it
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared on "Conan" on Tuesday night and used the late-night stage to issue a rousing call for a higher minimum wage and to discuss crushing student loan debt.
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Students protests spread across Europe and beyond - Green Left Weekly

Students protests spread across Europe and beyond - Green Left Weekly | real utopias | Scoop.it
Students protests spread across Europe and beyond
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They have received guests, including US anthropologist and anarchist David Graeber, who came to speak on the struggle against bureaucracy and social control.
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Occupy University of Amsterdam

Occupy University of Amsterdam | real utopias | Scoop.it
Note: Some students and faculty of the University of Amsterdam have taken on the school on a list of issues. I have personally experienced some of those issues while a student there. Having careful...
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LSE students stage occupation in protest at 'profit-driven education' - The Guardian

LSE students stage occupation in protest at 'profit-driven education' - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Forty students used bicycle locks to barricade themselves in central administration room and create ‘Free University of London’
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Student protests for educational equity in Chile: Carlos Casarino Gonzales with Estrella Olivares-Orellana

Student protests for educational equity in Chile: Carlos Casarino Gonzales with Estrella Olivares-Orellana | real utopias | Scoop.it
The following interview was conducted in Spanish and translated into English. To read a version in Spanish, click here. Chile is the Latin American country with the third largest Gross Domestic Pro...
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IS IT A CRIME OR NOT!!??

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Students are right to march against the markets. Why can’t education be free? | David Graeber

Students are right to march against the markets. Why can’t education be free? | David Graeber | real utopias | Scoop.it
David Graeber: After the 2008 crash, the most sensible reform would have been to make the financial system more like education, not vice versa
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Student loan breakthrough? Why a new victory has lessons for stopping the madness

Student loan breakthrough? Why a new victory has lessons for stopping the madness | real utopias | Scoop.it
A new program rescues students from shady private loans. But what about the shady public loans?
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Are hunger strikes effective? What Occupy students could learn from historical protests

Are hunger strikes effective? What Occupy students could learn from historical protests | real utopias | Scoop.it
But soon after ending his fast, Gandhi was shot and killed by a Hindu extremist.
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Students are right to march against the markets. Why can’t education be free?

Students are right to march against the markets. Why can’t education be free? | real utopias | Scoop.it
David Graeber: After the 2008 crash, the most sensible reform would have been to make the financial system more like education, not vice versa
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Inspiring Participatory Democracy: Student Movements from Port Huron to Today

Inspiring Participatory Democracy: Student Movements from Port Huron to Today | real utopias | Scoop.it

Created by Students for a Democratic Society in a small Michigan town in 1962, the Port Huron Statement has been called the most ambitious, the most specific, and the most eloquent manifesto in the history of the American Left. Now, fifty years after its drafting, principal architect Tom Hayden and the other SDS contributors revisit this seminal document and provide an original and comprehensive analysis of its historical impact andits increasing relevance to today s movements.

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Student protests & participatory democracy - News24

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The main problem with UKZN's management of student dissent is that officials do not appear to understand the difference between representative democracy and participatory democracy.

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Student Protests & Participatory Democracy

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A communiqué from the office of the registrar of University of KwaZulu-Natal last week claimed, “The sporadic student protests which took place on the University’s four campuses on Thursday, 4 September 2014 have come to an end”.
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Student Loan Debt Forgiven: Occupy Acts As Robin Hood for Borrowers - MainStreet

Student Loan Debt Forgiven: Occupy Acts As Robin Hood for Borrowers - MainStreet | real utopias | Scoop.it
Student Loan Debt Forgiven: Occupy Acts As Robin Hood for Borrowers MainStreet NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Though they are no longer a physical presence in New York's Zucotti Park, Occupy Wall Street is still an active force making waves in the news...
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Occupy Wall Street pays off student loans - Upstart

Occupy Wall Street pays off student loans - Upstart | real utopias | Scoop.it
Occupy Wall Street pays off student loans Upstart Occupy Wall Street, the protest movement that sparked a global revolt against economic inequality, celebrated its one-year anniversary in 2012 with a "roving carnival of resistance." Today, on its...
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Slavoj Žižek on Education, Tutors, Universities & Students - simongros.com

Slavoj Žižek on Education, Tutors, Universities & Students - simongros.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
A 20 minute video recording of a spontaneous interview in a car with Slavoj Žižek about education, tutors, universities and students.
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Interview: Noam Chomsky on the callous system of Student Debt and the structure of the “free market.” | Breakwater Review

Interview: Noam Chomsky on the callous system of Student Debt and the structure of the “free market.” | Breakwater Review | real utopias | Scoop.it

I interviewed Noam Chomsky about the student loan debt crisis on May 14, 2013, when I was an 8th grade student at Lexington Montessori School.  The interview was part of a documentary I made, inspired by my cousin’s struggle with student loan debt.  I contacted Professor Chomsky after reading a quote of his on the debt situation and he kindly agreed to talk to me on camera. This is a transcript of my interview.


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The Rise and Fall of the Nation's Largest Student Movement: the Students for ... - Huffington Post

The Rise and Fall of the Nation's Largest Student Movement: the Students for ... - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it

Terry Robbins and Diana Oughton's shredded bodies littered the cellar floor after homemade bombs prematurely exploded in a townhouse at 18 west 11th street in New York City's Greenwich Village. Their friend, Ted Gold, lay dying under the rubble.

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Students OCCUPY the Istanbul Technical University in solidarity with miners — National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts

Students OCCUPY the Istanbul Technical University in solidarity with miners — National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts | real utopias | Scoop.it

Students at the Istanbul Technical University have occupied over the recent mining disaster. To visit their blog, click here.A  translated version of their declaration is below this article.

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Free Higher Education Is a Human Right - Huffington Post

Free Higher Education Is a Human Right - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it

Social progress is never a straightforward, linear process. Sometimes society struggles to recognize moral questions that in retrospect should have seemed obvious. Then, in a historical moment, something crystallizes. Slavery, civil rights, women's rights, marriage equality: each of these moral challenges arose in the national conscience before becoming the subject of a fight for justice (some of which have yet to be won).

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation