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
Occupy On Campus — Building a National Database
As the spring semester gets underway, I’ll be launching a major new project — a national database of campus Occupy projects. The database will include links to each occupation’s social media presence, as well as to press coverage of their work. To start with, I’ll be concentrating on Occupy groups that have established campus occupations lasting for at least one overnight, though I’m interested in hearing about all other groups as well. So far, I’ve compiled a list of seventeen campus occupations in twelve states from the fall semester, though I know I’m missing more.
New Map of 2011-12 Campus Occupations
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. Since then, new incidents have made headlines: Students associated with the Occupy movement have been disrupting public presentations by academics, activists, and politicians (most of whom identify as conservative). The protesters delivered messages or rebuttals to the person on stage using a practice called "the human microphone." The human microphone amplifies a speaker’s voice by having many people repeat the speaker's words in unison. The speaker initiates the practice by calling out "mic check" and the speaker’s fellow protestors demonstrate that they are ready to act by repeating "mic check."
Essay on why Occupy movement disrupts speakers on campus
Why Is Congress Redlining Our Schools?
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. Stigmatized and denied access to loans and other resources, redlined communities, populated by African-Americans and other people of color, often became places that lacked businesses, jobs, grocery stores and other services, and thus could not retain a thriving middle class. Redlining produced and reinforced a vicious cycle of decline for which residents themselves were typically blamed. About the Author
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. Others have worried about the tactic of repeatedly heckling a campus speaker, seeing such an approach as antithetical to the free exchange of ideas in higher education.
UMass Amherst Occupy protest resembles Irvine case
Teachers Protest, NYPD Officers Don Riot Helmets | Political Media
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.
from ofCLRJames: Even before the city street fully absorbs the resonant sounding of shattering glass, the press—mainstream media or citizen journos, it doesn’t matter which—introduces us to a stock figure whose words are nonetheless accorded a special status. You’ve met him or her before. We’re now all old friends with The Worker Who Doesn’t Like Property Damage. The prolie who picks up the shards after the anarchists have had their smashy-smashy fun.
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This Week In Occupy: Nov. 28th - Dec. 4th
How the UC Regents Spin Public Funds into Private Profit
“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) This piece has been republished by The Berkeley Daily Planet. A version of it also ran in the Sacramento News & Review, Santa Cruz Weekly, North Bay Bohemian, and the SF Public Press. Analysis from California Watch, The Aggie, Huffington Post, KCSB Radio, SFBG, The Daily Nexus and more. The story has been nominated for a Project Censored Award and has won the SPJ Northern California Chapter's James Madison Freedom of Information Award for Journalism.
Silent Majority: California's War on its Students
Diane Ravitch has again done the seemingly impossible. She prompted Education Sector's Kevin Carey to take a glance at the history of education. Even so, Carey's piece in The New Republic, "The Dissenter," indicates that he did not read carefully. Carey wrote that Ravitch "left a polarized history profession in her wake," as if she did not enter the field at a time when traditional historians were under siege. During the sixties, history was dominated by class-based analyses of theories on the oppressiveness of various power structures.
John Thompson: Diane Ravitch and the History That "Reformers" Do Not Know
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.
The roots of the UC-Davis pepper-spraying
Matthew Noah Smith: Open Letter to Chancellors and Presidents of American Universities and Colleges -- From Your Faculty
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.
cshirky: UC Davis head Katehi also
Debt Most Deadly Recession and austerity fuel suicide in Italy—and the collection agency is exacerbating the situation. In late May, Marco Turrini reached his breaking point. Out of work for more than a year and under pressure from tax collectors, the 41-year-old publicity agent picked up his 4-year-old son, Samuele, and 14-month-old daughter, Benedetta, and threw them […] [Read More] Students and Graduates Threatened by Huge Interest Rate Increases Bring Fight, 1 Million Signatures to the U.S.
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OccupyColleges (@OccupyColleges) sur Twitter
consensus on the National Student Day of Action
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. Given the Arab Spring and the unrest caused by the youth in these countries, is it surprising that America could be on the brink of a College Fall? They are angry about the debt that many of them must obtain to go to college and that their employment opportunities look vastly different from the way they did in the fall of 2007. They are stunned by the lack of economic progress over the last three years. Certainly a freshman in the fall of 2008, when Lehman Brothers failed, thought that things would be fixed by the time he graduated from college.
Views: Why Occupy Colleges? - Inside Higher Ed
Nought 101 » Where are the college occupiers?
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.
Occupy Student Debt Campaign
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The Official Occupy Graduation Website
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#TheActionProject - HS Students Changing Public Education
'Children's Brigade' Joins Occupy Wall Street On Two-Month Anniversary
Kids Speak At Occupy Wall Street
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