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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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I would like to express my support for the actions of the students who are calling on their universities to end their participation in the brutal oppression of Palestinians by divesting from corporations that participate in and profit from these crimes, in violation of international and US law.
Noam Chomsky
Faculty, MIT Linguistics and Philosophy

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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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Letters in Solidarity, Individuals

Maia Ramnath, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow for Global Histories, Draper Program, NYU
Dear President Sexton,
I am writing in support of the students currently occupying the Kimmel center, and in recognition of the urgency and justice of many of the demands of the Take Back NYU coalition. I was present last night during the celebratory launch of the [...]

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Letters in Solidarity, Organizations

New School in Exile, New York City
Exiled in NYU: A communiqué from within the NYU occupation
At the dawn of the New School occupation last December, we wrote, “This is only the beginning.”
We weren’t joking.
We are now occupying the halls of NYU alongside their students. With our bodies and barricades, we continue to manifest ourselves as [...]

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Flyers for the rally

Hey!  So if you’re coming to our rally and you want to bring flyers to distribute you can download a couple that we made from: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?e1n2tzmznhm
Also, a fine pamphlet explaining our demands: actually, that’s mine: why we finally, really took back nyu
thanks!
See you soon!

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pictures from the inside


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