The sixth and last session of the KSU Reading Group on Education in the Age of Neoliberalism.
We will discuss how to move forward with student activism and resistance to the neoliberal attack on education.
- “From Student Revolt to General Strike: A Frustrated Revolution” and the whole of Part II of “Worker-student action committees, France May ’68” by Roger Gregoire and Fredy Perlman
- “Communiqué from an Absent Future” – Research and Destroy
- “The Double Barricade and the Glass Floor” – Jasper Bernes
The first is an account and critical evaluation by two militants who met and shared a project with each other as with thousands of other militants active in Paris in May and June 1968. They attempt to answer why their actions did not lead to the realization of their perspectives
The other two are contemporary essays on the topics of resistance that draw influence from the militant wave of student occupations in California in 2009. They explore the idea that students and workers, through radical action [such as the occupations], could build relationships across capitalist production and reproduction, students could see their future as exploited wage workers, and workers could see their past and gain antagonism from the students’ antagonism, and through that they could become collectively struggling proletariat subjects together.