This website is still under construction.
For the latest updates and information, visit No Budget Cuts At UW! Blog.
This is a public statement issued by Democracy Insurgent in response to the draconian anti-immigrant laws passed in Arizona, as well as the huge cuts in public education! We hope more organizations can sign on to this statement! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if your organization is interested in signing on!
Last Friday, 5 activists were brutally beaten and arrested by the police while participating in an anti-police brutality demonstration.
Below is a message and call for support from 3 of the arrestees. There is also a statement of solidarity from DI that is below and attached.
Finally, in light of these latest incidents of police brutality, there is a very relevant event taking place this Thursday:
A talk by author and activist, Kristian Williams, entitled: "Cop Killers and Killer Cops: Political Considerations." It's at Left Bank Books, 92 Pike Street, Seattle, on Thursday April 15, at 7:30 pm.
For more information, see: http://www.leftbankbooks.com/store/Events
Workers Strike Back is a newsletter written by and for workers.
This is our first issue!
Democracy Insurgent participated in and helped organized the March 4th actions in Seattle, where 700 students, workers and community members turned out. It was a great success! We had very many powerful experiences and lessons we gathered from the action that we want to share and learn from for our next actions. We are now organizing for a campus strike on May 3rd, in solidarity with the teaching assistants at UW who are facing cut backs in their contract, as well as with all state workers who are facing cuts in their healthcare. Students, workers and community unity is vital for us to fight back against the cuts that hurt us all!
Money for Education and Healthcare, not for War and Occupation!
A new publication from Democracy Insurgent, now available for download.
Custodians, staff, students and youth speak out about the economy, democracy and more at the University of Washington. Together they call for the UW to be a truly public institution - a community center for the entire city and region, an educational and intellectual resource controlled by everyday people, in particular by those most affected by exploitation.
This zine is a documentation of challenges to the university and the struggles engaged by the community to make the university a truly public and democratic place.