The broad-based social movement that has grown in opposition to austerity in Greece has moved from Syntagma Square to workplaces, hospitals, and schools across the country. High school and university students have been active in the struggles, occupying schools and universities. In this edition of Blazing Textbooks we talk with Melbourne based Greek-Australian activist Alex Kakafikas […]
James and Sharne roundup the news on the massive cuts planned by the Victorian state government and also the events taking place over the last week in Quebec as the longest running student strike continues. Checkout the campaing against the TAFE cuts at: http://www.tafe4all.org.au and the Quebecois campaign: http://www.stopthehike.ca/ |Jf|
Privatisation by stealth in the Victorian TAFE sector. Students and staff combine to fight cuts at Sydney University. Listen to the podcast of our interview with Sydney Uni student activist Clare below.
Blazing Textbooks focusses today on the campaign to save Ballert Mooroop College, Melbourne’s only indigenous high school from closure at the hands of the education department. Including an interview with Aunty Barbara Williams/Weston an elder who’s passionate about the school’s ongoing importance to its students and the community. The campaign website: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/?q=content%2Fsave-ballerrt-mooroop-college-gathering-sunday Podcast at 3CR […]
The student is not home, out of time, out of place, without credit, in bad debt. The student is a bad debtor threatened with credit. The student runs from credit. Credit pursues the student, offering to match credit for debt until enough debts and enough credits have piled up. But the student has a habit, […]
If the Great Financial Crisis was a person (shaking the world with its first crying breaths circa 2008) it would already be talking - and if you asked it about education it would probably say 'cuts', 'higher fees' and 'less places'.
Over the next month we’ll be playing repeats from the last 12 months, so you can catch-up if you missed out! ☼ Sat 24/12/11: We talk to Fregmonto Stokes about the role of theatre in popular education and social movements +++plus we’re joined by Max Gillies as Robert Doyle for #Occupy Christmas. ☼Sat 31/12/11: We […]
This week we discuss popular education through theatre with prolific political playwright Fregmonto Stokes (Melbourne Model the Musical, Endarkenment…) Plus we’re joined by renown satirist Max Gillies as our Lord Mayor about town Robert Doyle, talking about Occupy Melbourne and all he wants for Christmas! >Listen to the full podcast here< Or you can […]
5/11/2011 This week James and Sharne provide an update on what’s been happening with Occupy Melbourne since the eviction of 21/10, and OM’s upcoming events, including a public forum in the Treasury Gardens on 2pm, Sunday 6/11, by the Melbourne Free University on ‘What would happen if education was free?’. James reports on Occupy San […]