news from our friends in Italy:
The Anomalous Wave has invaded the streets, and blocked the cities again, and again has conflicted on the link education-work, starting from the protests against the unsustainable and illegitimate G8 University Summit. In Turin, ten thousands students, moving from the Block G8 Building,decided to march across the centre, sanctioning banks and temporary employment agency, crying again that “We won’t pay for your crisis”. The whole Wave decided to break into the red zone, not to accept prohibitions to the freedom of movement, and to try to reach the venue of the illegitimate summit of the chancellors’ baronial lobby: we protected the demonstration from the charges and we denounce the massive and excessive use of tear gas thrown at eye level against students. Yet another Wave that subverts the G8 University Summit, once again we demonstrate our dissent, day after day in every faculty we build up the autonomous university by the “self reform”, we build up the reappropriation of income and the autonomous production of knowledge!
The Perfect Wave is the best wave to surf, the wave that is worth a life for every surfer. The wave of this morning in Turin was the best wave as possible. Months after the autumn demonstrations and after being given up for dead, we proved to be alive and kickin’. Today we took the streets for a new and great seastorm, invading the streets of Turin, armoured to protect barons and feudatories of the university in crisis. Coming from all over Italy (someone even from beyond Italy’s borders) we expressed all our opposition to this unsustainable G8 University Summit. We rejected the arrogance of the G8 of the chancellors – that barricaded themselves inside the Valentino’s castle – trying to hunt them out with the determination and participation of those who know that their future is at stake.
We protested against the illegitimacy of G8 University Summit reaffirming that chancellors and CRUI, promoter of the Summit, are the (il)legitimate representatives of a university that survives in the rubble. Instead, we are the concrete expression of an impossible representation that does not delegate to anyone claims, demands and projects.
10.000 students from all over Italy in a quick, determined and steady, happy but angry march that in a great hurry reached the summit location, without forgetting to hit the symbol of the crisis (banks and temporary employment agency), trying to break down the wall of army interposed between our own need (and dream) and the authorities of a university that is not sustainable at all.
Today we pointed out, once more, that we won’t pay for your crisis, on the contrary, we’ll use every occasion to overturn the crisis against you. Knowing that this is a passage from the extraordinary autumn we left behind us and the one coming: dense of expectations with new spaces of actions inside the crisis.
At the end of the demonstration, a public assembly, shared, collective and participated by the all local articulation of the wave, decided to take upon itself the whole of the events and practices put to use in this day of conflict and reappropriation of spaces and visibility. Furthermore, the assembly expressed solidarity to those two students arrested, claiming their immediate release. we’ll never leave them alone!
Here is the perfect wave…
Anomalous Wave_ Italy
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