While some following the UC unrest are are lamenting the attack against the Chancellor’s mansion, few have offered alternatives to hold him accountable for repeatedly ordering officers to assault and arrest his students. We, however, applaud all actions that students, individuals, mobs, friends, and just regular fucking people take against those that mobilize the violence of the state. The fury and vengeance of those outside the chancellor’s mansion was born through the actions of the police and chancellor themselves; they are now seeing their progeny.

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At 5 AM this morning the Wheeler Hall study-in/soft occupation called Live Week was raided with 64 arrests. This after a week of activities such as skillshares, lectures, and film screenings.

In a statement the administration said they decided to arrest the students to prevent a planned concert, featuring a member of The Coup, that they feared woud disrupt finals that were to begin the next day. The statement also concedes Liveweek was “non-disruptive” and “they appeared to be taking steps to ensure that their activities would not conflict with classroom review sessions underway inside the building.”

This local news report shows students who participated in the previous Wheeler occupation were the first arrested. An article from Daily Cal says those 8 will be the only ones held and “may have to post bail.”

A rally has been called today for California Hall at noon to support arrested students. There have now been over 200 students arrested resisting the tuition hike throughout the UC system.

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The Polytechnic is Open!

December 7, 2009

The facade of Athens Polytechnic, occupied once again. The banner (possibly the most impressive yet) reads:

“State and Capital assassinate every day and not with bullets alone. We live the causes, we don’t wait for any occasions. Everyone to the streets: For dignity, for freedom, for Anarchy.”

From  Occupied London

The Polytechnic is Open!

Faced with political statements and intense rumors about the closing down of universities ahead of the 6th of December, we decided on the 3rd of December, ahead of the mobilizations one year after the state assassination of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, to come and remain in the Polytechnic – and so, with our physical and political presence, to keep this space open.

The Polytechnic and all other schools are not the property of whatever government or university administration, for them to close them down whenever they decide according to their interests. They belong, first and foremost, to the struggling people. For this reason the state decided, after all, to close down the schools in order for them not to be used by those in struggle as spaces of meeting up, discussion, counter-information and collective making of decisions and actions.

We keep the Polytechnic open and we have called for an open assembly for Thursday, December 3rd at 9pm, an assembly for the mutual shaping and coordination of collective actions of struggle ahead of the next days.

Academic asylum belongs to the society, not to university directors and the police!

We don’t forget, we don’t forgive – December 6th, 2008

The revolt cannot be repressed, its specter is haunting the city


More updates on the Greek December in the coming days…