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WE WON'T PAY FOR YOUR CRISIS!
For a number of weeks in Italy system - from universities to
elementary schools - has been
uprising. Marches, occupations, demonstrations, pickets and
blockages of the metropolitan flow have replaced the dreary rhythm
of school timetables.
The protests are against the new budget implemented by
Berlusconi's government last summer, which seriously cuts down on
public funding of education. This is the outcome of a 10 year
period of crisis of the education system in Italy, when
Berlusconi's Right and Prodi's Left alike treated education as a
cost rather than an investment.
The closure of many universities, precariousness and the dismissal
of thousands of new teachers and researchers: Berlusconi's
government wants the university to pay to save itself from the
crisis of banks and private corporations.
This movement gives us a chance to open up a new Europe-wide
discussion on education today. From the struggles in Greece to the
anti-CPE protests in France, the movement of the Anomalous Wave
sweeps through Europe. What this means is that education and the
Bologna process must start afresh on the basis of these struggles,
turning education into the field of their circulation and
connection, and Europe into its political domain of growth and
Today we are here in support of this large and strong
movement of students, researchers and teachers - the so-called
Today we are here because the 7th of November is the day of
action in Italy.
Today we are here and another communicative action is running
Today we are here to multiply the Anomalous Waves and get
ready for the Sea Storm.
Today we are here building up the counter-Bologna process,
that is to say, the European space of the free circulation of
knowledge, of the social cooperation, of the self-education, of
the autonomy of the movements.
Today we are here because the European students and precarious
are still rioting.
Today we are here to say we won't pay for your crisis!