I was going to put together a list of resources for today’s actions, but it has already been done much better than I could have. John B. Cannon from the cannon fodder blog (bookmark it!) pulled together the following around the ongoing education struggle in California on the Solidarity Webzine where twitter and live info is also collected. Socialist Worker will be blogging live throughout the day. This movement is genuinely exciting and I hope it is a harbinger of things to come. Give ’em hell California!
I’ve aggregated the various California student politics related blogs I follow:
My “CA Education Struggle – News and Analysis” Bundle
- 7-Day Weekend
- A Series of Tubes
- Anti-Capital Projects
- Beyond Zombie Politics
- cabrillo solidarity
- Changing Universities
- Chris’s Blog Archives
- Democratize Education
- Gathering Tempest
- How The University Works
- Keep California’s Promise
- La Ventana
- Live Week 2009
- Make believe committee
- Occupy Central Valley
- occupy sf state
- Occupy UCI!
- Reclaim UC
- Remaking the University
- Research and Destroy
- Saving Alma Mater
- Student Activism
- Student Unity Power
- Take Over UC Santa Cruz
- The California Professor
- The Carter-Huggins Hall Occupation
- The New School Reoccupied
- The NewUC
- The Project
- this is our emergency;
- UC Movement for Efficient Privatization (UCMeP)
- UC Rebel Radio
- UCLA Resistance: Nov. 18, 19th and Beyond
- UCSC (Grad) Student Organizing Committee
- We are the Crisis
- we want everything
Most of these blogs are activist blogs, and probably a plurality are strongly focused on occupations and direct actions. However, I’ve also included some blogs by academics who regularly analyze the political economy, budgetary politics, and institutional functioning of academia, particularly in California, as well as a few other sources.
There are a few other sources worth checking regularly (or selectively, if you don’t have the stomach or the time to wade through dozens of blog postings every day).
Socialist Worker has regular, original reporting and analysis from all over the state you won’t find aggregated elsewhere. Well worth reading.
Teach the Budget is a collection of resources put together by activists at UC Santa Cruz. It is a good starting place for communicating about what’s happening with people who aren’t already activists.
While I’ve included the following in my collection of blogs above, two websites in particular are worthy of note for a casual sojourner in the blogosphere:
OccupyCA, “the mother of all California occupation blogs.” They will often live-blog occupations, sit-ins, direct actions, strikes, and militant protests around the state. These folks are connected. They tend to cross-post major stories from other occupation-related blogs, as well.
Studentactivism.net, maintained by Angus Johnston, “a historian of student activism and student government.” He works hard to keep up with daily and weekly events, and usually does some summation and analysis based on different sources and viewpoints.
If you actually read all of these sources, you won’t have time to go out and organize! So do what I do – skim and scan – or pick and choose.
If you know of other important resources I ought to include on this list, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I plan to update this periodically.