Occupy High School / Colleges Universities
this is a blogpost embeddable collaborative curational tool.
By means of this interface it should be possible to share important info in a more structured manner than is possible within twitter or facebook.
But to make it worth our while we need some paticipants of Occupy Colleges Groups http://pear.ly/1M4f to start building their one pearls like par example http://pear.ly/1V0T òr http://pear.ly/1u_5 . We will see an explosion of occupy colleges websites and we will need a tool to access all info containted in a more structured manner. In order to prevent a too closed garden approach i suggest pearltrees. One point i like to emphasise , though this looks like a static collection of links it's full power as a realtime STRUCTURED RSS-feed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGJgfqVarOY only becomes apperent after you start following a pearl of your interest , hence after subsribtion
If you have other (mindmapping)interface suggestions please contact me via twitter @notpicnic so i might incorporate them in http://pear.ly/1Auv
more info about this beautifull interface via: http://pear.ly/uXl5 Oct 30
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As the spring semester gets underway, I’ll be launching a major new project — a national database of campus Occupy projects.
What you see below is the first step toward a comprehensive interactive map of all American campus occupations during the 2011-12 academic year. It’s not close to done — I’ve got a lot more data to add, for starters — but it’s a beginning. Fall 2011 occupations are marked in yellow.
Colleges and universities increasingly face tough decisions regarding how to deal with manifestations of the growing Occupy movement on their campuses. We are all now well aware of the intense negative press the University of California at Davis and its chancellor, Linda Katehi, received after a group of peacefully seated protesters were pepper-sprayed by a campus police officer.
Redlining was the once-common practice in which banks would draw a red line on a map—often along a natural barrier like a highway or river—to designate neighborhoods where they would not invest.
When a group of University of California at Irvine students carried out a planned disruption of a campus speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States in February 2010, not only did the university suspend the Muslim Student Union, which organized the protest, but 10 of the 11 students arrested that day were ultimately found guilty of misdemeanors in an Orange County court – for conspiring to disrupt a public speech, and disrupting it, in effect censoring the speaker. After the students were found guilty in September, some speculated that the whole episode would have a chilling effect on campuses and those who protest there.
This morning I attended an event at Washington Irving High School, in Manhattan’s Gramercy neighborhood, to protest the proposed closing of the school. Gregg Lundahl, the United Federation of Teachers chapter leader at Irving, lead teachers and students in chants that highlighted the increased income inequality that results from closing public high schools. The 50 or so participants marched up the block on sleepy Irving Street, then down the block, staying on the sidewalk the entire time.
“As universities become glorified vocational schools for corporations they adopt values and operating techniques of the corporations they serve.” – Chris Hedges (Empire of Illusion, 2009)
Diane Ravitch has again done the seemingly impossible.
The now-viral video of police officers in their Robocop costumes sadistically pepper-spraying peaceful, sitting protesters at UC-Davis ( details here ) shows a police state in its pure form. It’s easy to be outraged by this incident as though it’s some sort of shocking aberration, but that is exactly what it is not. The Atlantic ‘s Garance Franke-Ruta adeptly demonstrates with an assemblage of video how common such excessive police force has been in response to the Occupy protests.
This letter has been co-signed by 1,200 university faculty and counting. We have witnessed, over the past two months, police departments using significant amounts of force against individuals peacefully participating in the Occupy movement. But during the week of November 13-19, there was an astonishing escalation of the violence used by municipal police departments against non-violent protesters.
At noon Wednesday, thousands of college students from at least 75 colleges walked out of class as part of Occupy Colleges, which is the collegiate version of Occupy Wall Street. Students are angry and they want to show their support for the 99 percent of American citizens whom they feel are being ignored by our political leaders and fleeced by Wall Street.
Occupy Wall Street’s academic affiliate, Occupy Colleges , is slow to catch on in Vermont. But then, the notion of “occupying” seems to be at odds with “walking out of class,” the inaugural activity promoted by Occupy Colleges. Of the 75 schools across the country listed in the Occupy Colleges initiative, Champlain College was the only Vermont entry.
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NEW YORK -- As college students took center stage at a Tuesday afternoon Union Square rally on Occupy Wall Street's two-month anniversary, a smaller but equally loud group of younger protesters refused to miss out on the action. "We have power, we have friends, nothing will stop us, we fight till the end!"
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