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Student Movement

Remembering the Massacred Students of Mexico City

Fifty years ago, hundreds of students were massacred by the Mexican military in the Plaza Tlatelolco in the midst of a massive student uprising. Their spirit of resistance lives in today’s Mexican student movement.

Jimena Vergara

October 2, 2018

20,000+ Students March Through Mexico City in Silent Protest

As part of a university movement against right-wing thugs on campus, thousands of Mexican students marched in silence to commemorate the Silent Demonstration of 1968.

Óscar Fernández

September 21, 2018

Mexican Students on Strike Against University and Government Funded Shock Groups

Most schools and universities that make up the National Autonomous University of Mexico are on a 48-hour strike, the biggest in 18 years. What sparked this massive movement?

Joss Espinosa

September 7, 2018

Student-Worker Solidarity in Action: The New School Cafeteria Occupation

The New School students and workers are living at an occupation to save the cafeteria workers jobs and fight union busting. This is a clear example of student-worker alliance and solidarity in practice.

Amelia Robles

May 4, 2018

The New School Students Occupy Cafeteria in Defense of Workers’ Jobs

The New School planned to replace unionized cafeteria workers with student workers. On May Day, students occupied the cafeteria.

Left Voice

May 1, 2018

On 50th Anniversary of Student Uprising, Columbia Grad Students Strike

Teaching assistants and research assistants at the university are demanding better pay and sexual harassment protections. This week’s strike comes 50 years to the day after 700 Columbia students were arrested in protest of the Vietnam War and the school’s expansion into Harlem neighborhoods.

Amelia Robles

April 26, 2018

Graduate Students Stand Against the GOP Tax Bill

If enacted into law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would force graduate students in the US to count their tuition waivers as “taxable income,” and have to pay federal income tax on said figures, which can be as high as $50,000 depending on the institution.

Emma Schuster

November 29, 2017

University Occupation in Berlin: Beginning of a New Students’ Movement?

The Social Science Institute in the center of Berlin has been occupied for three weeks. Is this the beginning of a new students' movement in Germany?

Nathaniel Flakin

February 9, 2017

Letter for Support of the Moroccan Student Movement

In this letter to an international audience, student activists in Morocco ask for solidarity in their struggle against the Moroccan government’s crackdown on students’ unions and democracy within the university system.

Mohamed El Wafi

December 4, 2016