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revolutionary-afrolatino:

blackgirlscientist:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

teddythemonster:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

peoplepowermovement:

We have been organizing students and community members to stop the impending $300 tuition hike next year. Sign our petition to stop the CUNY tuition hikes NOW!

Whereas, we the undersigned, concerned students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members want to STOP CUNY Tuition Hikes NOW;

Whereas, Governor Cuomo maintains that he will NOT raise taxes on the rich, yet continues to raise CUNY and SUNY tuition;

Therefore, we demand:

1.      That there be a STOP to CUNY tuition hikes NOW! In 2011, New YorkState passed a “rational tuition policy” called NYSUNY 2020 that allowed an increase in CUNY and SUNY tuition by $300 each year for the next five years, lasting through the 2015-2016 school year. We say NO to any form of tuition increase!

2.      That CUNY fulfill its original mission and provide free and quality education to all students. CUNY was once free, for more than 120 years, until 1976, when the majority of incoming students were people of color.  Since then, tuition has become so expensive that many immigrants, poor and working class people in general, and especially people of color, are unable to afford CUNY. Education should be a right for all, not a privilege for a few!

3.      That there be Popular Control of the CUNY Board of Trustees, in which the board represent and advance the interests of those who most depend on CUNY.  We want the majority of the Board to be selected by CUNY students with the other members selected by faculty, staff, alumni, and community members!

SIGN OUR PETITION!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoST!

sign!!!

boost - there are *so* many similarities with what’s happening to education in the uk

41 notes and 39 signatures? na yo, i know ya’ll can do better than that!!! get them fingers clickin and signin!!!

LET’S GO!!!!!  EDUCATION IS A RIGHT FOR ALL AND NOT A PRIVILEGE!!!!! #CUNYHUNTER

Who go the power?! WE GOT THE POWER! What kinda power?! PEOPLE POWER!!!

Posted 1 hour ago.

blackgirlscientist:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

teddythemonster:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

peoplepowermovement:

We have been organizing students and community members to stop the impending $300 tuition hike next year. Sign our petition to stop the CUNY tuition hikes NOW!

Whereas, we the undersigned, concerned students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members want to STOP CUNY Tuition Hikes NOW;

Whereas, Governor Cuomo maintains that he will NOT raise taxes on the rich, yet continues to raise CUNY and SUNY tuition;

Therefore, we demand:

1.      That there be a STOP to CUNY tuition hikes NOW! In 2011, New YorkState passed a “rational tuition policy” called NYSUNY 2020 that allowed an increase in CUNY and SUNY tuition by $300 each year for the next five years, lasting through the 2015-2016 school year. We say NO to any form of tuition increase!

2.      That CUNY fulfill its original mission and provide free and quality education to all students. CUNY was once free, for more than 120 years, until 1976, when the majority of incoming students were people of color.  Since then, tuition has become so expensive that many immigrants, poor and working class people in general, and especially people of color, are unable to afford CUNY. Education should be a right for all, not a privilege for a few!

3.      That there be Popular Control of the CUNY Board of Trustees, in which the board represent and advance the interests of those who most depend on CUNY.  We want the majority of the Board to be selected by CUNY students with the other members selected by faculty, staff, alumni, and community members!

SIGN OUR PETITION!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoST!

sign!!!

boost - there are *so* many similarities with what’s happening to education in the uk

41 notes and 39 signatures? na yo, i know ya’ll can do better than that!!! get them fingers clickin and signin!!!

Posted 22 hours ago.
chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

tygmaker:

1800ringgold:

I will reblog this until the stars burn out……

white people are very brave when it comes to terrorizing black children who do not have the power to fight back. and are very surprise when someone comes to their defense.

I will reblog until I die.

little man took that hit in the nuts tho.

chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

tygmaker:

1800ringgold:

I will reblog this until the stars burn out……

white people are very brave when it comes to terrorizing black children who do not have the power to fight back. and are very surprise when someone comes to their defense.

I will reblog until I die.

little man took that hit in the nuts tho.

teddythemonster:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

peoplepowermovement:

We have been organizing students and community members to stop the impending $300 tuition hike next year. Sign our petition to stop the CUNY tuition hikes NOW!

Whereas, we the undersigned, concerned students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members want to STOP CUNY Tuition Hikes NOW;

Whereas, Governor Cuomo maintains that he will NOT raise taxes on the rich, yet continues to raise CUNY and SUNY tuition;

Therefore, we demand:

1.      That there be a STOP to CUNY tuition hikes NOW! In 2011, New YorkState passed a “rational tuition policy” called NYSUNY 2020 that allowed an increase in CUNY and SUNY tuition by $300 each year for the next five years, lasting through the 2015-2016 school year. We say NO to any form of tuition increase!

2.      That CUNY fulfill its original mission and provide free and quality education to all students. CUNY was once free, for more than 120 years, until 1976, when the majority of incoming students were people of color.  Since then, tuition has become so expensive that many immigrants, poor and working class people in general, and especially people of color, are unable to afford CUNY. Education should be a right for all, not a privilege for a few!

3.      That there be Popular Control of the CUNY Board of Trustees, in which the board represent and advance the interests of those who most depend on CUNY.  We want the majority of the Board to be selected by CUNY students with the other members selected by faculty, staff, alumni, and community members!

SIGN OUR PETITION!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoST!

sign!!!

Posted 2 days ago.
"

#1:

The only place where you and I disagree … is with regard to the bombing. You’re so goddamned concerned about civilians and I don’t give a damn. I don’t care.

#2:

I don’t think a woman should be in any government job whatever. I mean, I really don’t. The reason why I do is mainly because they are erratic. And emotional.

#3: I have the greatest affection for them but I know they’re not going to make it for 500 years. They aren’t. You know it, too. The Mexicans are a different cup of tea. They have a heritage. At the present time they steal, they’re dishonest, but they do have some concept of family life. They don’t live like a bunch of dogs, which the Negroes do live like.

"

the racist imperialist sexist Richard Nixon.

#1: conversation with Henry Kissinger as quoted in Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers;
#2: conversation with John Mitchell, Slate, Oct. 11, 2001;

#3: tape transcripts from 1971, Harper’s Magazine, Feb. 2000

peoplepowermovement:

We have been organizing students and community members to stop the impending $300 tuition hike next year. Sign our petition to stop the CUNY tuition hikes NOW!

Whereas, we the undersigned, concerned students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members want to STOP CUNY Tuition Hikes NOW;

Whereas, Governor Cuomo maintains that he will NOT raise taxes on the rich, yet continues to raise CUNY and SUNY tuition;

Therefore, we demand:

1.      That there be a STOP to CUNY tuition hikes NOW! In 2011, New YorkState passed a “rational tuition policy” called NYSUNY 2020 that allowed an increase in CUNY and SUNY tuition by $300 each year for the next five years, lasting through the 2015-2016 school year. We say NO to any form of tuition increase!

2.      That CUNY fulfill its original mission and provide free and quality education to all students. CUNY was once free, for more than 120 years, until 1976, when the majority of incoming students were people of color.  Since then, tuition has become so expensive that many immigrants, poor and working class people in general, and especially people of color, are unable to afford CUNY. Education should be a right for all, not a privilege for a few!

3.      That there be Popular Control of the CUNY Board of Trustees, in which the board represent and advance the interests of those who most depend on CUNY.  We want the majority of the Board to be selected by CUNY students with the other members selected by faculty, staff, alumni, and community members!

SIGN OUR PETITION!
+ Racism at SUNY New Paltz
My alma mater SUNY New Paltz was recently featured in a New York Times article (also seen on the Atlanta Blackstar) about a rise in racist incidents occurring in colleges across the country. The photos above were taken in November of 2011. We later found that the perpetrators wanted to “start a race war” at New Paltz. Recently, in fall of 2013, students found a sign saying “Emmett Till deserved to die.” After the sign was taken down, another followed claiming, "Don’t erase the truth."
This was happening at the same time that the Black student population had declined 50% between 2000 and 2011, from 12% of the undergraduate student population to 6%. By 2012 there were about 300 Black undergraduate students out of about 6,500 undergraduate students. 
How is this possible if New Paltz is supposedly a public institution? How is it that after nearly 400 years of racist and capitalist oppression in the U.S., Black people are still at the bottom? Why is it that the college president refused to recognize the decline in Black students as a problem and called our allegations a myth? Because SUNY New Paltz, like the other colleges featured in the NY Times article, is a racist institution, and these racist incidents reflect the institution and society in which they are taking place.
We must realize that these racist incidents do not occur in isolation. They are in fact woven deeply into a racist society that is perpetuated in most colleges. So in order to stop these incidents from happening, we must demand institutional changes like the ones i pose here in order to demand real justice. and students, not just Black but of all racial backgrounds, must organize and unite themselves to push the struggle forward, as I agitate for here.

Racism at SUNY New Paltz

My alma mater SUNY New Paltz was recently featured in a New York Times article (also seen on the Atlanta Blackstar) about a rise in racist incidents occurring in colleges across the country. The photos above were taken in November of 2011. We later found that the perpetrators wanted to “start a race war” at New Paltz. Recently, in fall of 2013, students found a sign saying “Emmett Till deserved to die.” After the sign was taken down, another followed claiming, "Don’t erase the truth."

This was happening at the same time that the Black student population had declined 50% between 2000 and 2011, from 12% of the undergraduate student population to 6%. By 2012 there were about 300 Black undergraduate students out of about 6,500 undergraduate students.

How is this possible if New Paltz is supposedly a public institution? How is it that after nearly 400 years of racist and capitalist oppression in the U.S., Black people are still at the bottom? Why is it that the college president refused to recognize the decline in Black students as a problem and called our allegations a myth? Because SUNY New Paltz, like the other colleges featured in the NY Times article, is a racist institution, and these racist incidents reflect the institution and society in which they are taking place.

We must realize that these racist incidents do not occur in isolation. They are in fact woven deeply into a racist society that is perpetuated in most colleges. So in order to stop these incidents from happening, we must demand institutional changes like the ones i pose here in order to demand real justice. and students, not just Black but of all racial backgrounds, must organize and unite themselves to push the struggle forward, as I agitate for here.

+ My organizing/revolutionary mantra. #revolution #quotes #Brucelee

My organizing/revolutionary mantra. #revolution #quotes #Brucelee

+ peoplepowermovement:

People Power Lehman will be celebrating Women’s Herstory Month with a discussion on “Understanding the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.” Join us as we take a critical look at the revolution that has shaken Egypt since 2011. Our special guest will be Shimaa Helmy, a working-class revolutionary woman active in the overthrow of the Mubarak regime in Egypt during 2011.  Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 12:00pm - 2pm Location: Student Life Building Room 111A at Lehman College Transportation: 4/D train to Kingsbridge Rd. Food will be served.
Join our Facebook eventShimaa Helmy is a human rights advocate and media producer, born, raised and educated in Cairo, Egypt. Although she comes from a biological sciences academic background, her experience in the Egyptian revolution since day one has shifted her direction into the world of grassroots media production and human rights advocacy for the unrepresented narrative on Egypt post 2011. Since May 2013 she has been giving lectures and workshops on the state of affairs in Egypt in the United States.https://www.facebook.com/Shimaa.writeshttp://shimaa-helmy.tumblr.com/press

come through tomorrow!

peoplepowermovement:

People Power Lehman will be celebrating Women’s Herstory Month with a discussion on “Understanding the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.”

Join us as we take a critical look at the revolution that has shaken Egypt since 2011. Our special guest will be Shimaa Helmy, a working-class revolutionary woman active in the overthrow of the Mubarak regime in Egypt during 2011.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 12:00pm - 2pm
Location: Student Life Building Room 111A at Lehman College
Transportation: 4/D train to Kingsbridge Rd.

Food will be served.

Join our Facebook event

Shimaa Helmy is a human rights advocate and media producer, born, raised and educated in Cairo, Egypt. Although she comes from a biological sciences academic background, her experience in the Egyptian revolution since day one has shifted her direction into the world of grassroots media production and human rights advocacy for the unrepresented narrative on Egypt post 2011. Since May 2013 she has been giving lectures and workshops on the state of affairs in Egypt in the United States.

https://www.facebook.com/
Shimaa.writes

http://shimaa-helmy.tumblr.com/press

come through tomorrow!

Posted 3 weeks ago.
+ peoplepowermovement:

People Power Lehman will be celebrating Women’s Herstory Month with a discussion on “Understanding the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.” Join us as we take a critical look at the revolution that has shaken Egypt since 2011. Our special guest will be Shimaa Helmy, a working-class revolutionary woman active in the overthrow of the Mubarak regime in Egypt during 2011.  Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 12:00pm - 2pm Location: Student Life Building Room 111A at Lehman College Transportation: 4/D train to Kingsbridge Rd. Food will be served.
Join our Facebook eventShimaa Helmy is a human rights advocate and media producer, born, raised and educated in Cairo, Egypt. Although she comes from a biological sciences academic background, her experience in the Egyptian revolution since day one has shifted her direction into the world of grassroots media production and human rights advocacy for the unrepresented narrative on Egypt post 2011. Since May 2013 she has been giving lectures and workshops on the state of affairs in Egypt in the United States.https://www.facebook.com/Shimaa.writeshttp://shimaa-helmy.tumblr.com/press



come out and join us at this great opportunity tomorrow at 12pm!

peoplepowermovement:

People Power Lehman will be celebrating Women’s Herstory Month with a discussion on “Understanding the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.”

Join us as we take a critical look at the revolution that has shaken Egypt since 2011. Our special guest will be Shimaa Helmy, a working-class revolutionary woman active in the overthrow of the Mubarak regime in Egypt during 2011.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 12:00pm - 2pm
Location: Student Life Building Room 111A at Lehman College
Transportation: 4/D train to Kingsbridge Rd.

Food will be served.

Join our Facebook event

Shimaa Helmy is a human rights advocate and media producer, born, raised and educated in Cairo, Egypt. Although she comes from a biological sciences academic background, her experience in the Egyptian revolution since day one has shifted her direction into the world of grassroots media production and human rights advocacy for the unrepresented narrative on Egypt post 2011. Since May 2013 she has been giving lectures and workshops on the state of affairs in Egypt in the United States.

https://www.facebook.com/
Shimaa.writes

http://shimaa-helmy.tumblr.com/press

come out and join us at this great opportunity tomorrow at 12pm!

thefemaletyrant:

atane:

Nigeria has removed history from its school curriculum. Official reasons Nigeria advances for expunging history as a course of study are that students are shunning it.

The country also claims the decision was necessitated by the fact that there were few jobs for history graduates, and there is dearth of history teachers.

The decision has been met with criticism with many describing the reasons as mere excuses.

Critics have said that Nigeria’s abhorrence of history is not new. There is no official account of the Civil War, reported the Vanguard newspaper, Wednesday. “When we obliterate history, we should also destroy our artifacts, burn our museums and monuments, heritage sites and archaeological activities. A generation of Nigerians without knowledge of history would not appreciate these treasures,” the paper captured in an editorial.

“How does a country proceed without a knowledge of it heroes and heroines? History is not just a study of events and dates, it provides analytical insights into social formations, anthropological developments, inventions and innovations that shape humanity.

“If we do not want to go the way of the Bourbons, we must restore the study of history in our education curriculum and make it compulsory to rescue generations of our society who cultural dilution is making rootless,” the publication stated.

This is where we are in Nigeria. You can’t convince people to learn about their own history and themselves. I’d love to say that this is a surprise, but it isn’t. We don’t learn from our mistakes. We keep repeating it. We have learned nothing as a nation. Absolutely nothing.

Nigeria still doesn’t properly acknowledge Nigerian World War II veterans. Most are dead, and their narratives died with them. Most Nigerians don’t know that Nigerian soldiers fought in World War II, and why would they know? No one teaches them. It’s not part of our curriculum. They don’t know that it was Nigerian brigade of 11th African Division from the Royal West African Frontier Force that defeated the Italians, and then captured and occupied Mogadishu, the then capital of Italian Somaliland. Mussolini’s Italian forces had no defense.The Italians were defeated by the Nigerian forces. Who talks about Nigerians defeating Mussolini’s army? Nobody. We should talk about things like this and they should be taught, but they aren’t.

It wasn’t until Al Jazeera and BBC started discussing African soldiers fighting in WWII campaigns in the Pacific that the conversations began. They also tracked some surviving veterans. And of course, Biyi Bandele’s ‘Burma Boy’ book was also instrumental. For over half  century, their stories were dormant. Why couldn’t the Nigerian gov’t preserve and maintain these narratives? Why does Al Jazeera and BBC have to fly down to Nigeria to discuss Nigerian history? This is a failing of our political leaders and our education system.

If you want to be a Biafra scholar, outside of speaking to veterans, survivors and their families, you’re going to have to learn outside of Nigeria. A lot of the usable archival material is not in Nigeria. Yakubu Gowon destroyed a lot of it. He had no foresight about the importance of things like that. There are no real resources implemented for teaching about our own civil war. It’s not part of our curriculum. Theology is though. That will get beaten into you.

Decades later, here we are again. Scrapping our own history and coming up with excuses why, as if there is a valid reason for abandoning your history. We never learn.

This country is headed for the pits.

kenobi-wan-obi:

curlysalvadoran:

rasdivine:

Unpacking Blackness in Mexico’s Costa Chica

#El Salvador denies it too

Most countries do too.

on organizing

been organizing with real people and building real relationships to achieve real change. organizing makes social media look more anti-social everyday. get out there and build a real community to fight real issues that are impacting us. people are literally dying everyday because of injustice. if you’re okay with that, then keep sitting behind the computer screen, keep aspiring for a job or career that won’t liberate you, keep your mouth shut and mind your business, keep praying for a God to save you. if you’re not okay with that, then join us out here and hit the streets, cuz we need you to make a difference!

To the so called revolutionary heads out there

How u gonna mobilize the people to change society when u usin words that no one understands? We in 2014 hood America, not 1930s Eastern Europe.

On education

Education should be a means of survival not a means to a job.

Education must be a tool for liberation and advancement of humanity, not for our oppression or individually exclusive upliftment.