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Rethinking Labour as Social-Network-Movement

Very recently valuable and concrete reflections are being published, filling in the public understanding of the nature and dynamics of the most-recent social and emancipatory uprisings, known also as Global Revolution. The recent articles written by Bernardo Gutiérrez and Rodrigo Nunes, both involved in the 15M, Occupy, Gezi, and Brazilian uprisings and were systematically putting their self-reflections together in wider framework of a collaborative action-research network also named as Global Revolution, are highly informative and pedagogic. They explain masterfully why transnational ‘organization’ of the global ‘revolution’ is qualitatively different then what we have understood from traditional use of the concepts of ‘organization’ and ‘revolution’. Another important resource was produced by Adrià Rodriguez who have also been very active in 15M, as well as other ‘network movements’ since 201-11, and linked to the Global Revolution Research Network.

I have been involved more directly in Take The Square, Occupy,  and Gezi movement/networks as Bernardo, Rodrigo and Adria, met them online, may be many times under various nick-names and worked together, and still do so. On the other hand I was busy with developing an understanding of the emergent new labour class practices and experiences. My work at Social Network Unionism and  Networked Labour blog/networks have heavily owed to the previous work done by people like Peter Waterman, Hilary Wainwright, Marco Berlinguer, Mayo Fuster as much as others they have been collaborating around the Networked Politics initiative. I was modifying and reshaping this work based on my direct experience. Below papers and reports are those that I published on various digital spaces since the beginning of the 2011 uprisings. Now it seems very worthy to put them together in a chronological order and reproduce once more: Continue reading

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Transnational networks of radical labour research and (h)activism: A global working class in the making

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Open Source and Libre Worker-to-Worker Activist-to-Activist Self Traning Material on New Social Media

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Worker to worker transnational exchange at the shop-floor level : Social media and online networking guide for shop stewards and union activists

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Cybersocialism by Paul Cockshott | Deterritorial Investigations Unit

http://p2pfoundation.net/Towards_a_New_Cybernetic_Socialism

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[Re]Build: A Call for Contributors and Participants | Deterritorial Investigations Unit

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Shock and austerity. Stock market instability. Stagnant wages and the decline of purchasing power. War. Climate change. Despite these multiplying crises, capitalism retains an essential tool that allows it to perpetuate itself on a global level despite its internal contradictions: the ability to leverage technological developments to liquidate the political power of those who would oppose it. At such a crossroads, when labor as an organized force is being dissolved into flexible precarity, how does one attempt to tip the scales and reverse our accelerating fragility? The answer lies in a shift of focus, from a politics of power to a politics that looks critically at infrastructure, a politics of re-purpose, (re-)design, appropriation and the reclamation of space, and of new forms of economic expression.

Whatever the future will be, or whatever name we want to label the path to it, there is one realization that is facing us: it must be post-capitalist. We firmly believe that another world is possible, but it must be built, and the rules and programs for this construction are still largely unwritten.

We propose the creation of a zone of experimentation with the intention of bringing together dissenting agencies with critical practices in hopes of finding prototypes and models for a post-capitalist society. Such a platform calls for a cross-pollination of ideas, a shared and in-depth dialogue, and easily accessible means for hands-on experimentation. This new space will be open to all wanting to participate.

The topics we hope to cover include – but are not limited to:

  • The politics of infrastructure
  • The remaking of space by neoliberal capitalism
  • The relationships between big data, media, and infrastructure
  • Tactics and strategies for re-purposing technologies, complex systems, infrastructure and the politicization of spatial practices
  • D.I.Y. techniques and how-to guides
  • Alternative economies
  • Sustainable living, agriculture, energy, and architecture
  • The possibilities and pitfalls of automation
  • Eco-activism and infra-activism
  • Intervention design
  • Tactical media
  • New and experimental cartographies
  • Peer-to-peer approaches to production and distribution

Contributions can take a variety of forms:

  • Articles and essays
  • Fragments and speculations
  • Videos, links, and commentaries
  • How-to guides, plans, and prototypes
  • Reports, stories, and interviews

Anyone who is interested need only drop us a line here, or you can email me atEdmund.b.berger@gmail.com.

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All That Is Solid Melts: Comments on McKenzie Wark’s Politics for the Anthropocene (Part 1 of 2)

Originally posted on synthetic zero:

A: Proletkult

Can we be infrapunks, builders of tiny bits of a structure of another life?[1]

I. Living in Shadows

Last month I made the trip from Louisville to Frankfort, Kentucky’s state capitol, to attend an annual rally protesting the destructive practice of mountaintop removal mining. A coal industry favorite, this process of extraction involves the rapid deforestation of the landscape, followed by the blasting apart of the surface layer rocks, defined as “overburden,” which is then most commonly moved into an adjacent valley. The coal removal can now take place, with excavator digging deep pits into the truncated mountain; when this particular mine is fully emptied out, it becomes the dumping site for the next overburden removal. It continues like this, large paths of ruined forest snaking through the Appalachian mountain country.

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The environmental and social impact is immense and negative. The process of blasting dumps pulverized rock…

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Universe.city, a global little school pre-launch: Collective mapping of the disciplinary knowledge production in corporate university

Originally posted on GNUnion:

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There will be 15 min. presentation and status update, and 45 min. ‘mapping of the knowledge production processes in corporate university’ in groups, 30 min. exchange on ‘How to Occupy, produce, open, share, and protect the space-time’ in the planery

*Universe.City is a free and open access platform initiative, empowered by GNUnion and others. It allows cooperative learning for individuals and groups by connecting spaces, people and projects within and without the city(ies). The unconditional empowerment of the disempowered, the excluded, and the oppressed, solidarity and cooperation between and within such is our motto. Adopting Fereire’s pedagogical approach, as well as other transformatory, emancipatory perspectives Universe.city strive for liberating knowledge at the point of production and distribution from alienation, borders, time, and social class domination. Universe.city brings together Free / Libre, Open Source Software (FLOSS) resources for self-learning, such as free access libraries, torrent depositories, ‘How To’, DIY, and ‘DIWO’…

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Event proposal for Friday the 27th for #OccupyInternet #Maagdenhuis #LSEOccupatin #GlobalSquare #manif2apriv | ‘How to produce, open, share, and protect the emancipatory space-time collectively’

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This week several important events are taking place in Tunis.

One is World Social Forum, which has lost long time ago its fame as the world’ unique gathering space for progressive, horizontal, democratic, left social movements; a movement of movements or network of networks. It has become a carnival or fair for well funded and coopted NGOs, or touristic activity for the NGO cadre and hence subjected to criticisms coming from many social movement activists or advocacy groups that are engaging in real struggles on the ground, like ours, from around the world. In the absence of similar space, for the world-gathering of people’s grassroots struggles, two years ago, in 2013 the WSF was organized in Tunis for the first time; since Tunis has become a symbol of the new wave of mass uprisings started in 2011. This year as the second time WSF planned to take place in Tunis, and its opening March was actually today (yesterday 24/3).

In 2013 version of Tunis WSF, some people who involved in 15M uprising and concomitant assemblies in Spain in 2011, Occupy Wall Street uprising in US and Occupy movement’s European and Canadian assembles and networks, initiated a friendly occupation with open spaces and assemblies self-organised within the official WSF and in Tunis city center, with open participation of Tunisian citizens who could not afford to come and buy tickets for the forum, organized in the El Manar university campus. The initiative called Global Square, or OccupyWSF, is taking place this year as well.

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#GlobalSquare goes‬ On Air, follow Live and Rec Videos from @OccupyWSF | Networked Labour Network

Bambuser Channel:

http://embed.bambuser.com/broadcast/5372923

 

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Students protest in Montreal over government austerity measures

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#lseoccupation #maagdenhuis global and networked solidarity with uprising future workers, structural unemployed, or self-exploiting entrepreneurs. #1world1struggle

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Several thousand students protesters gathered in downtown Montreal on Saturday afternoon to voice their displeasure with government austerity measures.

Organizers of the protest said this will be one of several demonstrations to be held over the next few months.

“Today, we’re proud to launch a raucous spring,” said Fannie Poirier, spokesperson for the Spring 2015 protest committee. “Austerity measures have been presented as the lesser of evils to confront a deficient economy. But what we’re seeing … is a massive impoverishment of the population, full-frontal attacks on working conditions and a loss of security for society’s most vulnerable people.”

The official spokesperson for student group ASSÉ, Camille Godbout, said more than 50,000 students will officially be on strike as of next Monday to protest against the provincial government’s austerity plan, which has drawn the ire of major unions, community groups and various other stakeholders since it was announced last year.

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#Maagdenhuis met #OccupyLSE: Short report from the day when Sun got eclipsed, Moon got ascended, and the night became equal to day..

Follow and spread virally: #maagdenhuis and @hetmaagdenhuis for details of growing story

Today we did cover United Faculties Rally, where academics from other universities and faculties of uva were rallying and expressing their rage against the knowledge-machine university Inc: https://tsnu.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/the-united-faculties-rally-live-streamed-from-maagdenhuis-2032015/
Event Pagehttps://plus.google.com/events/cio2ifukplbj46tnfv47ng9f32g
YouTube Page http://youtu.be/iCyFDPVKz50

– Using a simple system based on combining evil google’s evil tools like google+, your tube, and hang out on air we had tested the live stream on Wednesday by broadcasting the Blockupy action took place in Frankfurt for the actual and virtual visitors of the Occupied university of Amsterdam:  http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/in-solidarity-with-blockupy/2015/03/18

Today evening LSE and UvA occupations met via Skype and had a very inspiring exchange, where David Greaber was present at the London side of the brief semi-assembly we did together. I did post the short video on the net. Here is the youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QBRx9j8wGE

Discussion goes on the ideas around ‘how to build a global student movement’ as well as transnational strikes, together to emancipate knowledge and labour. We did decide to meet and exchange more other, virtually and actually, and forge the int. student movement spreading since especially after the crisis, aligning with workers and others.

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The United Faculties Rally, Live streamed from #Maagdenhuis 20/3/2015

Event Page https://plus.google.com/events/cio2ifukplbj46tnfv47ng9f32g
YouTube Page http://youtu.be/iCyFDPVKz50
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Whose profit? Reply to Schram on rendementsdenken – ReThink UvA

By Enzo Rossi (Political Science) & Dan Hassler-Forest (English)

In Friday’s issue of De Volkskrant, Arthur Schram argues that all is well with the managerial university. Colleagues and students in the Maagdenhuis should just abandon their left-wing romanticism and get down to churning out the next batch of degrees, papers, or whatever they are told to produce. So let’s take a closer look at his arguments, of which we can discern two: (i) rendementsdenken mandates whatever restructuring it requires, and (ii) professional managers are the best judges of that.

The first argument trades on the ambiguity of the term rendementsdenken. The term is stretched over a continuum that runs from “balancing your books” to “maximizing your profits”. Hardly anyone disagrees with the former, and hardly anyone who works or studies at a university thinks that it should be run like a corporation, to enrich shareholders or management. In fact, hardly anyone thinks that way about any other kind of public service—such as health care and judiciary workers, for instance.

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United Faculties Rally  | ReThink UvA | 20 March 2015 – 16:30

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Date(s) – 20 Mar 16:30
16:30 – 17:30

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ReThink UvA organiseert aanstaande vrijdag 20 maart om 16.30 uur een UvA-brede manifestatie in het Maagdenhuis met de titel United Faculties Rally. De manifestatie brengt medewerkers uit alle faculteiten van de UvA samen en is de eerste in een reeks stappen voor een universiteitsbrede beweging voor hervorming van de UvA.

De recente ontwikkelingen aan de UvA laten zien dat de problemen zich niet beperken tot één faculteit. Studenten en medewerkers – docenten, onderzoekers en ondersteunend personeel – in alle faculteiten gaan met elkaar de discussie aan over de toekomst van de universiteit en nemen zelf het initiatief voor de hervorming van de UvA. Deze positieve energie is inmiddels ook overgeslagen naar de HvA, waar onlangs het platform ReThink HvA is opgericht.

Tijdens de United Faculties Rally zullen afgevaardigden van de faculteiten en afdelingen spreken over de problemen die medewerkers ondervinden in hun werk. Vervolgens zullen er oplossingen worden aangedragen en vervolgstappen worden bepaald.

Zoals eerder bericht vindt er eerder op de dag, om 14.00 uur, een gezamenlijke vergadering van ReThink UvA, De Nieuwe Universiteit en Humanities Rally plaats. Onderwerp van de vergadering isde uitnodiging van het College van Bestuur om in gesprek te gaan over het onlangs gepresenteerde tienpuntenplan van het CvB en vervolgstappen. De gezamenlijke vergadering vindt eveneens plaats in het Maagdenhuis.

http://rethinkuva.org/events/united-faculties-rally/

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De Nieuwe Universiteit (DNU) TV, our own media channel, goes On Air: Block, Liberate and Deliberate!

De Nieuwe Universiteit (DNU) TV, our own media channel, goes On Air:
Block, Liberate and Deliberate!

Standing together in solidarity with #Blockupy swarm action targeting
the new Troika Towers opening in Frankfurt which cost billions of
Euro to the people

Kom, kijk, en discussier mee! Come, watch and discuss together!

There will be an all day screening of the live streams coming from
Frankfurt, where the 3rd international #Blockupy action will be taking
place tomorrow 18th of March. The swarm action will be targeting the
Troika’s new HQ, the new ECB towers, that cost billions of Euros to
the people. Next to the screening, tomorrow the DNU TV will be going
On Air with a test broadcast. Our format and program will be
collaboratively and openly constructed by the students, artists,
activists, all others who are standing together with us and liberate
the #Maagdenhuis everyday again and again from the predatory greed of
the market players and grow the seeds of hope at Spui 21. We will be
bringing deliberative political debates, from the daily program of
the Maagdenhuis, besides the selected videos, films, musics, art
performances, teach-ins, and spontaneous interviews amongst others.

Event page:https://plus.google.com/events/cr1s0dj0evr2t5hvervo90gndc4

YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4nvOemhpHc

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De New Universiteit on the Net:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/De-Nieuwe-Universiteit-voor-een-democratische-universiteit/364554890370545
Google+:https://plus.google.com/u/2/105834584850964266997/about
Website: http://newuni.nl/
Hack Folder – All Info Docs & Links: http://newuni.nl/
Twitter:@hetMaagdenhuis

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Injustice police aggression against students protecting their university from market predators #Maagdenhuis

Source: www.youtube.com

Excessief Politiegeweld Tegen Demonstrerende Studenten

http://newuni.nl/2015/03/excessief-politiegeweld-tegen-demonstrerende-studenten/

De Nieuwe Universiteit reageert met dit bericht op de aantijgingen van de politie over de geluidsdemonstratie van afgelopen vrijdag die in verscheidene kranten zijn verspreid.

Even na half negen begon de geluidsdemonstratie bij het politiebureau die bedoeld was om onze vrienden die gearresteerd waren een hart onder de riem te steken. Er werd gedanst en lawaai gemaakt. Een politieauto forceerde een weg door de menigte, waardoor deze tegen het raam van het politiebureau werd aangeduwd. In de chaos gebeurde er een ongeluk met als gevolg een barst in een raam. De politie zegt dat wij een steen door een ruit hebben gegooid. Dit is niet waar. Op de foto van de politie is dan ook alleen een barst te zien. Wij bieden hierbij aan om de kosten van het raam te repareren.

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Maagdenhuis Appropriation Day #13, March 10, 2015

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1544490859144768/

Day Program

Main Hall
06:00 – 09:00 Morning Rave – Start the Day Dancing! There will be smoothies, dj’s and coffee!
12:00 – 13:30 Lecture Anouk de Koning- “Racialized Amsterdam? Reflections on the ‘Notorious’ Diamantbuurt”
13:30 – 15:00 Lecture by Tatiana Markaki: “Greek Crisis: What’s “Wrong” With the Greeks?”
15:00 – 16:00 Lecture by Wendela de Vries: “Arms Trade to the Middle East”
16:00 – 18:00 We Are Here & Theatre Studies – Debate Gestures of Protest
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
19:00 – 20:00 Lecture by Erik de Groot on Educational Law (Dutch)
20:00 – 21:00 Lecture by Abulkasim Al-Jaberi: “Paris Attacks in Perspective”

Rooms Upstairs & Canteen:
11:00 – 12:00 Legal Talk AG (Cinema Room)
13:00 – 15:00 Seminar Visual Etnography and Anthropological Research by Sanderien Verstappen en Mario Rutten (Cinema Room)
14:00 – 15:30 We Are Here and Theater Studies – Workshop Gestures of Protest (No Press Room)
18:00- 20:00 Theater Workshop – University of Colour (Cinema Room)
21:00 – 23:00 General Assembly (Canteen)

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Amsterdam students and staff demand self-organisation of universities | REDFLAG

The University of Amsterdam chancellery building, the Maagdenhuis, has been occupied since 24 February, when students broke down the door and took over the ground floor. Since then, there has been a constant stream of teach-in discussions and organising activity.

The occupation followed a demonstration of more than 1,000 students and some staff. They were protesting the arrest of 39 students who had been occupying the Bungehuis building in protest at its impending sale to private interests. The sale of university property has become symbolic of what is seen as the trend to subordinate education to commerce, abandoning a commitment to the university as a place for critical education.

Discontent over university policy has been brewing for at least two years. A group called Humanities Rally was formed by students after a university plan, Profiel 2016, projected deep cuts to the humanities.

Apart from the increasing use of contract staff, the preparation of the Profiel 2016 and other changes have taken place with only pretend consultation with university employees.

Democratisation of the university – wresting power away from a managerial caste carrying out a neoliberal agenda, and shifting decision-making to the university community – has become a key plank of both the student protests, which are organised as New University, and the academic movement ReThink UvA.

These protests differ significantly from student protests in other countries in that they are joint student-staff actions demanding a total restructuring of higher education. They are calling for the self-organisation of universities, with the aim of fulfilling educational, not financial, goals.

While there was a national day of action on 4 March, the primary focus of the two groups over the last several days has been the communication of their demands to the university’s board. A letter has gone to the university with two sets of demands.

The first set calls for an immediate moratorium on restructuring processes and sale of UvA property, the issuing of a detailed proposal on democratisation and an inquiry by an independent committee into the university’s finances. The students and academics are demanding agreement to these demands by 9 March; otherwise protest actions will escalate.

The second set of demands relates to further democratisation and a major shift away from quantitative output-oriented management of education toward policies based on genuine educational goals. There are also demands for more secure employment for staff.

So far, management has been stalling. It is essentially operating within the neoliberal policy framework supported by the government, which is an alliance of the right wing People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy and the Labor Party.

Members of parliament from the left social democratic Socialist Party, the country’s largest opposition party, have spoken at the protests. So have members from the smaller, more middle class Groene Links and even from Young Labor. The minister of education overseeing the restructuring process is from the Labor Party.

While the focus has been on communications with university management, organising activity has continued. New University protest groups have now emerged at five other major Dutch campuses. Teach-in activities by staff and students are planned for the corridors of the Amsterdam campus starting this week. The aim is to expand student involvement beyond those who have come out of Humanities Rally and the immediate occupation actions.

The Netherlands Trade Union Federation (FNV) branches at the university and other campuses have voted to support the student occupations and the demands for reform. The Health Workers Union has also sent solidarity. Apart from further student mobilisations, staff have started discussing the necessity of strike or other industrial action. The FNV is still dominated by the Labor Party, but there are more and more Socialist Party members in the unions, including among organisers.

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#DNU | Peer Producing FLOS and Commons University Working Group Next meeting: March 9, Monday, 14:00, Cafeteria, @Maagdenhuis, Spui 21, Amsterdam

Peer Producing FLOS (Free / Libre and Open Source) and Commons University Working Group  
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Contact person: Orsan Senalp (networg.nl)
Email: networg@networg.nl
WG online spaces: 
E-list: … in progress
Objective: 
To design and implement ‘the new university’ in a way it is grounded and working at the #Maagdenuis and p2p networked to outside world, now. It’s form, content / cirriculum, and governance will be peer produced, as in some of the free/libre and open source projects, where people can produce, shared, and disseminate knowledge as a commons, by each participants. What we have in mind is to construct an working ’emancipatory’ model, where students and academic workers, of UvA and in general, empowers each other and delivers emancipatory knowledge for the use of  broader society. Such model needs to be thought in binary opposition to the current  ‘disciplinary’ model that is designed to maintain the status-quo that favors the rich, powerful, greedy, a-social, destructive, and boring ruling classes. Therefore one criteria for the new networked university we have, is the emancipatory empowerment of all the participating nodes.      
Report from the first meeting: 
First meeting was held on 7 March, 14:00 pm, in the Cafeteira/Kitchen. 
* We initially decided to hold 3 regular meetings per week (every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), at the same time (14:00) and same place (@Cafeteria / in case it is too niosy @Cinema in the Room 223), to work further and put the ideas in practice. 
* Some of us will be attending in the earliest GA to report back updates -either on the same evening or the next day. 
* Before Wednesday 11 March, we will prepare and secure online and physical infrastructure to communicate the program as we build, including course flow, initator, contact info, space, so on. The infrastructure will be composed of an online pad (titanpad) and physical large board somewhere visible at the maagdenhuis (fixed location).   
* Who ever like to initiate or take place in the classes would send email to the WG, add info in the board or pad, or join in the WG meetings to make a proposal. Classes and the program will be nioticed at the GA as updates. Initiators are obliged to meet the criteria by letting us know how and why their course/class/skillshare..etc. intiative is emancipatory, in a sense we mentioned above.   
* We would seek to work closely with media, program and networking groups of the DNU and Re-Think UvA. 
* Another initial idea is to think further on the idea of embedding such knowledge liberation practice into a broader cooperative and solidarity economy frame-network
* Next meeting: 9 March,  Monday, 14:00, @Cafeteria, #Maagdenhuis, Spui 21, Amsterdam
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Liberation of #maagdenhuis, previously University van Amsterdam INC. HQ | Day#12 (March 9)

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Maandag is niet voor niks onze favoriete dag van de week: vandaag verwelkomen we o.a. Rutger Bregman en uitgeverij De Bezige Bij!

10:00 – 12:00 General Assembly
12:00 – 14:00 Future Planet Studies – Bridging the Divide Across Faculties: Workshop on Exploring Common Challenges and Creative Solutions
14:00 – 15:00 Lezing door Nima Madjzubi: Command Structure and Rendement: Governance of the Dutch Higher Education Reform
15:00 – 16:00 Lezing door Ron Smit – Presentatie Leefbaar Basisinkomen en Directie Democratie (No Press Room)
16:00 – 17:00 Meeting ReThink UvA
16.00 – 16.30 Niels Harmsen: Monetaire revolutie: Introductie Cryptogeld (Cinema Room)
16:30 – 17:00 Lezing FNV Jong: Bouw een Beweging van Jonge Werknemers voor Hoger Loon & Betere Contracten (Cinema Room)
17:00 – 18:00 Think! Humanities – Kati Röttger “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge”
18:30 – 20:00 Karel van Wolferen – Untruths About the Ukraine and Greece: Europe’s Two Existential Crises
20:00 – 20:15 Boekenschenking van Uitgeverij Bezige Bij
20:15 – 21:30 Rutger Bregman: De Terugkeer van de Utopie
21:30 – 23:30 General Assembly
22:30 – 23:30 Legal Talk AG

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Liberation of #maagdenhuis, previously University van Amsterdam INC. HQ | Day#11 (March 8)

Maagdenhuis Appropriation Day #11 (March 8)

March 7, 2015 by De Nieuwe Universiteit
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Iedereen is uitgenodigd! Vandaag wordt reuze boeiend.

10:00 – 12:00 General Assembly (Kantine)
12:00 – 13:00 Legal Talk AG
13:00 – 16:00 Alexander Nieuwenhuis- Workshop Forum Theater (Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal) –
13:00 – 13:30 Lezing door Rudi Künzel – Ibn Khaldûn (Noord Afrika, 1332-1406)
14:00 – 15:00 Anniek de Koning -‘Kleurenblind: college over alternatieve psychologie’
15.30 – 18.00 Reinhilde Sotiria König – Eerste Hulp Bij Scripties en Essays
18.00 – 20.00 Victor Wentink: Decentralisatie in Kunst, Technologie en Sociale Netwerken.
20:00 – 22:30 Film: Road Map To Apartheid (2012). Kamer 2.22.
22:30 – 00:30 General Assembly
23:30 – 00:30 Legal Talk AG

Nodig al je vrienden uit en blijf de pagina in de gaten houden voor updates! Tot dan!

Everybody is invited!

10:00 – 12:00 General Assembly (Canteen)
12:00 – 13:00 Legal Talk AG
13:00 – 16:00 Alexander Nieuwenhuis- Workshop Forum Theater (Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal) –
13:00 – 13:30 Lecture by Rudi Künzel – Ibn Khaldûn (North Africa, 1332-1406)
14:00 – 15:00 Anniek de Koning -‘Colour Blind: Class on Alternative Psychology’
15.30 – 18.00 Reinhilde Sotiria König: All You Need to Know to Write an Amazing Essay or Thesis
18.00 – 20.00 Victor Wentink: Decentralisation in Art, Technology and Social Networks.
20:00 – 22:30 Film: Road Map To Apartheid (2012). Cinema Room 2.22.
22:30 – 00:30 General Assembly
23:30 – 00:30 Legal Talk AG

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Liberation of #maagdenhuis, previously University van Amsterdam INC. HQ | Day#10 (March 7)

Programme Day 10

Nederlands:

Vandaag is bachelordag! Er zijn kraampjes en activiteiten. Alle middelbareschoolstudenten zijn welkom om te ervaren hoe school op de Nieuwe Universiteit is.

10:00 – 12:00 Algemene Vergadering (Keuken)
11:00 – 12:00 Africaanse danscursus (Cinema Room)
12:00 – 13:30 Lezing door David Graeber: Weerstand in een tijd van totale bureaucratisering (Main Hall)
13:30 – 14:00 Lunch
17:00 – 18:00 Lezing door Abulhassan Al-Jaberi: Dutch Military mission in Mali (Main Hall)
18:00 – 19:00 Lezing door Peyman Jafari. Power and Protest: how can the 99% win? (Main Hall)
19:00 – 20:00 Eten
20.00 – 21.00 Lecture by Caroline Nevejan: Zonder lege tijd geen creativiteit (Main Hall)
21:00 – 23:00 Algemene Vergadering (Keuken)
21:00 – 21:45 Live muziek: ‘Morgan Freeman’ (Main Hall)

English:

Today is bachelor day! There are stands and activities. All high school students are welcome to learn what school is like at the New University.

10:00 – 12:00 General Assembly (Kitchen)
11:00 – 12:00 African dance workshop (Cinema Room)
12:00 – 13:30 Lecture by David Graeber: Resistance in a time of total bureaucratization (Main Hall)
13:30 – 14:00 Lunch
17:00 – 18:00 Lecture by Abulhassan Al-Jaberi: Dutch Military mission in Mali (Main Hall)
18:00 – 19:00 Lecture by Peyman Jafari. Power and Protest: how can the 99% win? (Main Hall)
19:00 – 20:00 Food
20.00 – 21.00 Lecture by Caroline Nevejan: Zonder lege tijd geen creativiteit (Main Hall)
21:00 – 23:00 General Assembly (Kitchen)
21:00 – 21:45 Live music: ‘Morgan Freeman´ (Main Hall)

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First Session of the ‘Tools and tactics of networked solidarity, collaboration and information exchange’ skillshare-circle at the occupied #maagdenhuis.

GNUnion:

Remote participation via BigBlueButton -an open source software for remote education: Go to the link below, and click on the Join Conference button (have to be registered and joined the relevant group in order to be able to see the button) https://on.usilive.org/event_calendar/view/1222/session-1-how-to-use-online-organising-tools-systematically

Originally posted on GNUnion:

First Session of the ‘Tools and tactics of networked solidarity, collaboration and information exchange’ skillshare-circle at the occupied #maagdenhuis.

It will be experimental and self-organised by GNUnion/GNLU and De Nieuwe Universiteit occupiers in order to deliberately free, liberate and open source emancipatory knowledge production process, and commonify its product.

When: 17:00, 6 Mar 2015

Where: Occupied @Maagdenhuis, Spui 21, Amsterdam

This first session will be on focusing on using online organising tools systematically? for occupations, mobilisations, and further local, national, regional and transnational solidarity networking and organising. We will start with a brief intro, welcoming and short checking-in, then move on building up on participants’ existing practical and analytical knowledge and opinions on the topic. Starting from concrete simple, abstracting towards more complex situations, and come back down to earth with some concrete ‘deliverable’ toolkit and tactical options for the occupation in Maagdenhuis.

Online participation will be networked and…

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