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October 7th: The Lines are Drawn

(Reposted from Axgrindr)

On October 7th students, workers and community members across the country will be mobilizing to defend education against budget cuts. This day of action is another step in a struggle that has been ongoing: in California, during the last months of 2009, there was a series of demonstrations and occupations that reignited a movement. The March 4th National Day of Action to Defend Education followed that with protests in California and across the country. Most recently students at the University of Puerto Rico won a huge victory against budget cuts and privatization after an intense two month strike.

On August 1st education activists in New York met to launch October 7th organizing. The meeting turned out a large and diverse crowd, indicating that those affected by budget cuts aren’t going to take it quietly. Workers are getting laid off, tuition is on the rise, and people everywhere are facing increasingly difficult situations. Lets organize, not just for October 7th, not just against attacks on public education, but for a better system, which rejects neo-liberal policies, stops the exploitation of the working class, and puts the power back where it should be: in the hands of the people.

Visit the national website for October 7th organizing:

http://www.defendeducation.org/

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