[-empyre-] Demand Nothing, Occupy Everything?
nak44 at cornell.edu
Sat Nov 21 08:15:10 EST 2009
And on this point, a text by a group at Berkeley on "The Necrosocial":
Their interrogation of the role of high theory, capital, and the
University qua Institution is extremely cogent at this moment.
Marco Deseriis wrote:
> Hi Micha,
> yes, thank you for sharing those precious links.
>> At UCSD, very few students, faculty and staff that I've talked to knew
>> about or support the strike do. Myself and a handful of other faculty,
>> staff and students are striking, but is the very idea of a strike not
>> viral but more based in monolothic constituencies and factory models
>> of labor?
> No, I just think that after 3-4 decades of resting on dreams of unabated
> growth Americans (and Californians in particular) need to be re-educated
> and reawakened as to what it means to lose one's job, as to what it
> means to fight for it, and what it means to risk of losing your job for
> defending it. So thank you for taking on this rather humongous task ;-)
> To me it is not a matter of virality but of culture. People in Latin
> America, Asia, Europe and all over the world keep going on strike for
> defending their jobs, demanding higher wages, security on the workplace,
> etc. It is only in this country that three decades of brainwashing have
> led to the obliteration of historic memory (the cancellation of May1st
> being the most notable example), and to the perception that going on
> strike is somehow out of fashion.
> In actual fact, there exists a growing global movement to defend public
> education, and to build an entirely different model of knowledge
> sharing. You are probably familiar with this site:
> which reports the news of 15 arrests at UCLA:
> and whose picture eloquently show the response of public authorities to
> this growing mobilization.
>> Perhaps the spreading occupations are more viral? I wonder
>> about this as I start going on strike tomorrow and join actions at
> Well, it is not up to me to say that strikes and occupations are just
> two sides of the same coin.
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