University of Maryland Stands With Us

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By email:

We at the University of Maryland stand with the students, faculty and staff throughout the University of California system who are rising up against corporatization and budget austerity. From the well-organized walkouts to the courageous occupations, you serve as an example to those of us across the nation who face similar conditions. At the University of Maryland, we have faced round after round of cuts and furloughs, and a tuition hike isn’t far off. Without action, Maryland seems to be headed the same place as California.
Our University also has administrators who are more interested in construction projects than maintaining a quality accessible education for students or a just workplace for staff and faculty. Until shared governance becomes more than just an empty phrase, we won’t be able to get our schools’ priorities straight. We’ve all been following your work closely and we turn to you for inspiration in our own struggles. Unity between students, faculty and staff is an essential part of any meaningful large-scale action, and you’ve kicked ass at it. We look forward to helping to build the burgeoning national student movement to which you’ve given voice. Keep up the good work, and we’ll see you in the streets.

Love and Rage,

Student Power Action Mob

(which is)
College Park Students for a Democratic Society
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Terps for Choice
Community Roots
Students for Justice in Palestine

http://www.umdspp.com

4 Responses to “University of Maryland Stands With Us”

  1. Irina Alexander Says:

    Much love from UMD!!! Stay strong!!

    -Irina Alexander
    Pres, UMD SSDP

  2. Mo Says:

    Let’s internationalize the protest!

    The struggle has been global for ages, but the protest remains local or national. It is about time that we change that.

    Let’s get organized and unite worldwide for free and emancipatory public education!!

    First step:

    sign this international petition & spread it: http://UNITEDforEDUCATION.org

    Second step:

    get organized for the “Education is NOT for $ale – Global Week of Action” in Nov.:
    http://emancipating-education-for-all.org/content/global-week-action-reloaded-nov-2009

    We have all the tools, we just need to make use of them!

    “One World – One Struggle; Education is NOT for $A£€!”

    In Solidarity from Germany,
    Mo.

  3. Frez Says:

    Much respect and appreciation from Santa Cruz to everyone offering support by a show of solidarity, an offering of insight, a desire to incite, the incitement of desire, and criticism.

  4. International Socialists Organisation, New Zealand Says:

    Solidarity with UCSC students and workers from the International Socialist Organisation of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The financial crisis has starkly underlined the international dimension of the fight for a just society. Students here have faced year-on-year fee rises for more than two decades, as well as rising rent and food bills. While the early 1990s saw the occupation of university and polytechnic administration blocks throughout this country, at present, depoliticisation, punctuated by drunken riots, rules. As in 1968, Californian students are once again in the vanguard of the struggle for a better world. We’ll do our best to bring your occupation home.
    Kia kaha, kia toa, kia manawanui
    International Socialist Organisation, Aotearoa NZ
    ps couldn’t find an email address, hope you guys find this

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