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 Activist Impulses: Campus Radicalism in the 1930s (Cohen)
Student organizing was one of the American Left's most successful areas of political activity during the Great Depression.
This campaign helped spread the organizational presence of student radicalism across the country, and—according to college straw polls—won Thomas the endorsement of eighteen percent of the student body, a far higher level of support than he was able to obtain from the general electorate.
The student strike mushroomed into an annual mass protest, as the NSL and SLID extended their Popular Front style of anti-war organizing beyond the Left to religious and liberal groups.
newdeal.feri.org /students/move.htm   (1798 words)

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It describes the nationwide student strike of college and high school students who boycotted classes to protest President Nixon's expansion of U.S. military activity into Cambodia and the killing of four students at Kent State University.
Dozens of the schools on strike have been shut down for the rest of the academic term, although students are demanding that the campuses remain open for students to hold teach-ins and to do community organizing and strike spreading work.
Strike leaders on most campuses have asked that the strike not be aimed at the campuses per se but against the government oppressors.
chnm.gmu.edu /hardhats/studentstrike.html   (1323 words)

 Students participate in national strike against war
Ahmad Dallal, associate professor of history, spoke to a group of students at the teach-in on the Main Quad during the national student strike on Wednesday, March 5.
Students set up a stage and sound system on the Quad, where they hung dozens of painted posters between sandstone pillars and draped American flags dipped in orange paint from tree limbs.
Shahid Buttar, a third-year law student, didn't use a microphone when he performed a spoken word piece in the late afternoon because it would reduce his intimacy with the crowd, not because of the restrictions placed on amplified sound, he said.
www.stanford.edu /dept/news/report/news/2003/march12/strike-312.html   (1123 words)

 2002 - Alberta's Student Strike
What sparked the strike was the teachers' reaction to the bill, withdrawal of their voluntary services.
Any person who is neither ATA or an officer of the union who strikes or causes a strike, contrary to the act, is liable to a $1,000 fine.
Hinkley told the students that although the teachers appreciate their support on the negotiations and on Bill 12, the student strike was not well organized, it didn't have enough advance publicity and shouldn't be done unless the students had lots of discussion and debate ahead of time - letter writing or telephoning to MLAs.
www.smokylake.com /history/schools/2002studentstrike.htm   (1555 words)

 2005 Quebec student strike - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The strike was initiated on February 21, by a member of the CASSÉÉ, the Anthropology students' association from Université de Montréal (Association étudiante d'anthropologie de l'Université de Montréal).
On April 2, the student federations and the government reached an agreement that was still left to be voted on by the individual student associations during the week.
The symbol of support for the student strike in question was a small square of red cloth worn upon garment, in the fashion of activist ribbons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2005_Quebec_student_strike   (880 words)

 Berkeley Graduate Student Strike, Fall 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Thus graduate students look at the teaching that they do, look at the teaching that professors do, calculate that it would cost perhaps four times more for the university to hire enough extra professors to do the teaching that graduate students do.
The discussion is poisoned because many graduate students believe that the professors and the deans could have--but didn't--make sure that entering students had a realistic picture of the quality of graduate student life and job prospects for new Ph.D.s.
From the standpoint of the regents' political patrons, the benefits of a strike and uproar to run against clearly outweigh the political losses from having been perceived to knuckle under to student--even graduate student--demands.
econ161.berkeley.edu /Comments/berkeley_strike.html   (1338 words)

 Graduate Student Strike
For years graduate student workers have been trying to get the university to recognize their associations and bargain a contract, providing better pay and benefits, and giving the student employees basic workplace rights.
In Los Angeles, an administrative law judge ruled that graduate student employees are covered by the act, specifically including teaching assistants, In December the full PERB board upheld the decision, and scheduled a representation election for March 9-11..
Student employees originally thought the intervention of legislative leaders in Sacramento would convince administrators to change course, since this year, to get appropriations, they face newly-elected Democratic governor Grey Davis, and a Democratic legislature.
dbacon.igc.org /Students/01gradst.htm   (1068 words)

 Green Left - Cover Story: A striking example   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The June 1 student strike against the federal government’s anti-union “Work Choices” legislation has struck a real chord around the country, with students responding enthusiastically to the call to strike and organising for the action at their schools and campuses.
Brianna Pike, the Melbourne strike coordinator and an activist in the socialist youth organisation Resistance, explained to Green Left Weekly, “I think the reason the strike is being well received in the community is because young people are turning the widespread opposition, resentment and anger towards the government into a public demonstration of resistance”.
Students from wealthier families may not need to work while they are studying, but the majority of students do.
www.greenleft.org.au /2006/669/6577   (1695 words)

 WAIS - World Affairs Report - Student Strike`   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
     Observing the student strike in Mexico City, David Crow was at first sympathetic to it.
The PRD is truly between Scylla and Charybdis: radical leftist for its detractors in the press, too "bourgeois" for the students.
Student violence is compounded with a crime wave on campuses.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/Mexico/mexico_student_strike.html   (505 words)

 americas.org - Student Strike Hits Bus Fares   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The agreement had reduced the cost of student bus passes by about 29 percent; ACES began an open-ended strike on April 9 to demand that the passes be provided free this year, since last year students paid for passes which they never received or were never able to use.
On April 12, the striking students planned to hold meetings in the morning at their high schools before joining what was to be a massive protest at the Parque Forestal in central Santiago.
Carlos Arias, another ACES spokesperson, explained on April 14 that ACES is calling on students at the nearly 170 high schools in the metropolitan region to hold a day of “analysis” on April 16, during which “we’re going to define the new courses of action” for the student protests.
www.americas.org /item_6788   (600 words)

 College Student Alliance - College of Applied Arts and Technology Academic Strike Information
"The College Student Alliance (CSA) head office has been overwhelmed with inquiries from anxiety-ridden college students and their parents, wondering if the semester is going to be lost," says Matt Jackson, President of the CSA.
“Students will now be looking to the McGuinty government and all parties to ensure that their remaining demands are acted upon to ensure that students will never again have their semester or graduation jeopardized as a result of a Labour dispute.”
The McGuinty government and colleges must provide all students affected by the strike with tuition and ancillary fee rebates prorated on a program-by-program basis for the lost class time and a reimbursement for all extraordinary expenses incurred as a result of any expansion or contraction of the semester.
www.collegestrike.com   (584 words)

 Mexico UNAM Strike: Mobilize Worker-Student Defense
The GI organized a bus load of students from the UNAM to go to the campus at Xochimilco; the bus drivers union SUTAUR-100, whose 17,000 members were fired by Zedillo in a brutal union-busting attack in 1995, dispatched a bus to transport them.
Strike pickets are the basic nuclei of the proletarian army.
As the Grupo Internacionalista has repeatedly stressed, the formation of worker-student defense guards and the struggle to extend the UNAM student strike to key sectors of the labor movement are part of a strategy to mobilize the working class in struggle against all sectors of the capitalist ruling class.
www.internationalist.org /mexdefenseguards0799.html   (1646 words)

 The Badger Herald - Student strike or activism lite?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A student who misses class to participate in the strike should fail that day’s assignment, whatever it may be.
One reason why strikes and other forms of political protest are frequently effective is that observers recognize that participants have voluntarily chosen to take actions that may carry adverse individual consequences.
Thus, students who claim to be passionate about the strike’s cause but who are not willing to make a personal sacrifice in the form of a lowered class grade undermine the very message that the strike is designed to convey.
badgerherald.com /oped/2003/03/03/student_strike_or_ac.php   (799 words)

 French student strike shows deep worries over jobs -DAWN - International; March 24, 2006
PARIS: French students take to the streets at the drop of a hat but a long strike that has crippled universities shows they are deeply worried about job prospects.
Few students rallied publicly to the cause of young people who rioted last year in poor suburbs and torched thousands of cars in a campaign against what they said was discrimination, police harassment and lack of job opportunities.
He said students had a different agenda from last year’s rioters but both groups were angered by the government’s failure to listen.
www.dawn.com /2006/03/24/int8.htm   (622 words)

 Columbia News ::: Graduate Student Strike Information
Below is the University’s perspective on the graduate student strike and an explanation of the year-end grading process.
The University announced when the strike by graduate teaching assistants began in mid-April that it was committed to ensuring that all students would receive credit for their academic work this term and that all graduating students would receive grades in time for Commencement.
However, we have asked faculty who are grading students other than their own to be aware that some answers may reflect approaches to the material that are different than the ones taken in their own classes, because every section of the core is taught differently.
www.columbia.edu /cu/news/04/04/gsu_strike.html   (697 words)

 The Quebec Student Strike Movement
The poorest students will either be forced to pay back their loans for years, or give up on the idea of post-secondary education, returning institutions like McGill or Laval into places for the new-world Aristocracy.
The strikes have been going on for weeks, the students are getting annoyed at the lack of respect and response from the Government.
Also, while the support for the student movement is weaker due to the proportion of out-of-province and international students, McGill University, hardly known for its activism, voted for a one-day strike, held on March 18th.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/life_in_canada/114937   (506 words)

 Student strike at Gallaudet University: Geekery Today 2006-10-16 :: Rad Geek People's Daily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Here is what Oliver Sacks wrote about the legacy of the 1988 Deaf President Now student strike at Gallaudet University, the world’s only liberal-arts university designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and a backbone of Deaf culture in the United States.
The students are not backing down from their original demands to reopen the presidential search process and to guarantee that protesters would not be retaliated against.
Campus police arrested dozens of student demonstrators at Gallaudet University last night to reopen the famed college for the deaf after a three-day shutdown staged in a long-simmering protest over the appointment of a new president.
radgeek.com /gt/2006/10/16/student_strike   (1682 words)

 Quebec: Student strikes exemplify mounting social discontent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Eighty thousand university and junior and vocational college (CEGEP) students are on strike in the province of Quebec and the movement is expected to swell in the next few days.
To retain control over the spreading strike movement, the leaders of the major union federations had to threaten to organize a one-day general strike, then used the Christmas holidays and passage of the Liberal measures to smother any further worker action.
The student strikes and the crisis of the Charest government underscore that in Quebec as elsewhere in Canada, the big business offensive against the working class has rested on a very narrow social base.
www.wsws.org /articles/2005/mar2005/queb-m15.shtml   (1074 words)

 Chicago Indymedia: City College Student Strike Support Information
In an effort to weaken or break the strike, college administrators are calling on students to cross picket lines and attend class while the full time teachers are outside.
The students that came together today in support of their teachers are calling for a total student walk out of classes and for the Board of Education to cease its attacks on teacher’s health care and work load and to give the teachers a contact without concessions.
Tomorrow students at Truman are encouraged to attend the first meeting of the student strike committee for that school.
chicago.indymedia.org /newswire/display/47803/index.php   (1318 words)

 SFSU Centennial history
Hayakawa reopens the campus within a week, and when striking students position a sound truck at the corner of 19th and Holloway, he climbs up and gains international attention by disconnecting the speaker wires to make his own speech.
In late February 1969, the SF State AFT local announces a tentative strike agreement, and on March 20 an agreement is signed between representatives of the Third World Liberation Front, the Black Students Union, and campus officials.
Film star Danny Glover, who was an SFSU student during the strike, tells the crowd how the strike affected his outlook as an actor, and that the same issues that students were striking for in 1968 -- among them racial equality and ethnic studies -- need to be fought for today.
www.sfsu.edu /~100years/textonlycent/time/longtime.htm   (4999 words)

 Leiter Reports: A Group Blog: NYU Graduate Student Strike
Further, the students were selected for such tasks not because of their lack of merit (their inability to compete successfully for better assignments), but because their schedules were the most convenient to change at the last minute.
Students in our department teach only 2 of their 5 years, although in some other departments, 3 years of teaching is standard.
Students (if they are fortunate enough to get a TA position) are dropped into teaching their second year, teaching 4-5 sections of 20-25 students per semester.
leiterreports.typepad.com /blog/2005/12/nyu_graduate_st.html   (16777 words)

 Walgreens pharmacists to strike - Student Doctor Network Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I'm surprised there is no discussion of this...IMO organized labor is the most unproductive thing ever in a free market economy and it sickens me to see college educated people resorting to this when all they have to do is let the market correct itself by leaving their jobs to somewhere better...
I am not going to argue about the merit of the strike but I am glad that pharmacists are finally standing up for what they believe in.
The Student Doctor Network is a nonprofit educational Web site operated as a public service by CRG.
forums.studentdoctor.net /showthread.php?t=212241   (532 words)

 Student Strike | WEBLOGS@UPEI
The number of students in this university is 10x the professors so we should have a Student Strike tomorrow same locations where the FA profs use to picket.
I was reading students' weblogs here, and many of you are disgusted with the way the class/exam schedule was handled after the deal was reached between the FA and admin.
EVERY student on this campus worked their arses off for the entire two weeks that the FA was on strike.
weblogs.upei.ca /node/3556   (1820 words)

 Nerds on Strike!
While the strike has not officially been terminated (there is no mention of the strike's current status on the union website), the Washington Square News reported that virtually all teaching assistants, including the leaders of the strike, are teaching this semester.
And yet graduate student employees from a wide variety of departments have begun the year without receiving their first paychecks, which were to have been distributed this week or earlier depending on the employees' work schedules.
"Students are students, not employees," argued Paul Boghossian, a former chair of the Philosophy Department who has been one of the people dispatched by NYU to represent the university position.
nerdsforgsoc.blogspot.com   (11189 words)

 Quebec: Student Strike Sweeping Province - North America / Mexico Education - Anarkismo
The principles at the base of ASSÉ rest on the foundations of student unionism as established in Article 1 of the 1946 Grenoble Charter, which stipulates that a student is a young intellectual worker.
Essentially, the hundreds of students in attendance were told their voice was less important than the voice of the chair and the positions of the executive.
At one point, 230 000 students were on strike, wich represents half of all higher education students in Québec.
www.anarkismo.net /newswire.php?story_id=288   (1021 words)

 Student strike supporters occupy Morrill Hall - Minnesota Daily
More than 70 University students and one retired clerical employee crowded the second floor of Morrill Hall to demand a meeting with Bruininks, who was out of town.
Zimmerman was one of more than 70 students locked in the building for about half an hour after entering to address administrators on strike negotiations.
Students also said they were concerned about the amount of money the University spends on gardens and building renovations.
www.mndaily.com /articles/2003/10/29/7183   (628 words)

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