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A Letter From Barcelona

Dear Take Back NYU students!
Here’s a copy of the email we sent to Mr. Sexton, hehehe:
“Dear John,
We are writing to send our most sincere preemptive congratulations upon hearing of the decision you will be taking to cut your wages to $1 a year.
We think it’s wonderful that you are going to show your solidarity in [...]

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Mysterious Snowfall in Bobst

At approximately 3:30pm today, unsuspecting students in the lobby of Bobst were surprised by a shower of papers that fell from the floors above. One of the fliers read:
“We are PEOPLE not PROFIT.”
Another flier read:
“The time has come to begin our refusal. We cannot allow ourselves to stand idly by while NYU profits by our [...]

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NYU Calls in NYPD for Imaginary Protest

On Tuesday evening, NYU filed a complaint to the NYPD that there would be a student protest somewhere around Washington Square Park. At 11pm there were approximately 30 police cars, one or two paddy wagons for mass-arrests, and other NYPD vehicles. In addition to the heavily increased NYU security and presence of top security officials, [...]

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GSOC Sit-In in Bobst Library 3/9

This afternoon, between 1 and 2pm, the Graduate Student Organizing Committee held a sit-in in Elmer Holmes Bobst Library. GSOC has been fighting for the right to organize since the end of the Clinton presidency. The NYU administration took advantage of the Bush administration in order to deny the union the right to exist, revoking [...]

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From Faculty Democracy:
As NYU faculty, we call on the Administration to reinstate those students who have been summarily suspended for their recent protest at Kimmel, pending proper hearings by NYU’s disciplinary board. If there is disciplinary action, it should follow–not precede–fair hearings, in which both sides are represented and the faculty consulted.

The Administration’s statement on [...]

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Your antidote to the latest admonishments sent via campus email:
NYU’s latest public statement by Provost David McLaughlin continues a series of personal attacks against student activists participating in the Take Back NYU! occupation, and signals an interest in exacting revenge against students pursuing democracy, accountability and the protection of human rights at our university. The [...]

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Friends,
As I’m sure you’re aware, about eighty students began occupying the Marketplace in the Kimmel Center on Wednesday night. We intended to stay until the administration negotiated with us regarding our list of demands focusing on democracy, transparency, accountability, and human rights. The administration repeatedly refused to negotiate. On Thursday night, a rally outside the [...]

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Loyola Solidarity Banner Drop!

Students at Loyola University in Chicago dropped a banner Friday in solidarity with NYU occupation, Chicago- Republic Workers occupation and Greek insurrection.

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From 10 pm on February 18th 2009 to 2 pm on February 20th, students of Take Back NYU! occupied the Kimmel Center for University Life in a historic effort to bring pressure on NYU for its administrative and ethical failings regarding transparency, democracy and protection of human rights.
During the occupation students rallied hundreds of supporters [...]

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2/19 Arrest

Alex D., 21-year-old NYU student majoring in studio art, was - to our knowledge - the only person arrested last night at the NYU occupation solidarity rally. He has been charged with:

Unlawful Assembly, Class A Misdemeanor
Inciting a Riot, Class A Misdemeanor
Obstruction of Government Administration, Class A Misdemeanor
Resisting Arrest, Class A Misdemeanor
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