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News :: Education : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing
UMB Committee to Have Fun Gives Another Reminder
04 Mar 2010
The UMass Boston Committee to Have Fun struck again this morning when a massive banner was dropped from the shiny new Campus Center building reading “STUDENT-WORKER SOLIDARITY – MARCH 4TH – TAKE BACK UMASS”.
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The countdown towards March Fourth has narrowed down to just one day left to go! Activists chose this prime location on a building that UMB takes pride in, to demonstrate that students and workers must join in solidarity tomorrow if we want to take back the real reasons UMass Boston should hold pride, relating to its revolutionary history of occupations, protests, and radically progressive education programs. All of these are at risk as UMass built this riot-proof campus in response to student reactions towards bombings in Cambodia in 1969 of rioting and barging in on a director’s meeting. We are also seeing important community service and mutual aid programs such as the College of Public and Community Service constantly facing the threat of defunding and extinction. Together we will show UMass that we are prepared to fight for tuition and fee freezes, better treatment towards staff and faculty, more attention put into existing infastructure, more public funding for the arts and social and organizational sciences, and are planning on jumping on a recent advancement..

On Monday, boston.com announced that UMass president Jack Wilson will be stepping down from his position in 2011. The UMB Committee to Have Fun would like to see him step down much sooner, and give his recent $72,800 pay raise back to the students. His raise was approved in a time of extreme economic crisis in Massachusetts, when 37% of state funding for public education was cut, union students staff and faculty were asked to reopen contracts and add more concessions while their health care was cut into, and local students began rapidly being priced-out of UMass.

Get ready for tomorrow’s tipping point!
Rally and speak-out at Noon-2pm outside Campus Center
Teach-In and Mobilization Strategy Session 4-7pm McCormack 3rd floor old cafeteria, look for the signs!
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See also:
http://www.occupyboston.wordpress.com

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