Occupy: New Spaces for Resistance Teach-In

Occupy: New Spaces for Resistance Teach-In

RE.FRAMING ACTIVISM is based at the University of Sussex where students and staff are fighting the senior management’s plans to privatise university services. For the last three weeks, students have been occupying the Conference Centre at the University of Sussex. Their occupation is still strong with support from thousands of people across the world including academic Noam Chomsky, Caroline Lucas MP and comedian Mark Steel. Last week, staff and doctoral researchers from the School of Media, Film and Music supported the occupation with a teach-in and the following are the talks and resources shared. 

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Rachel Wood, Doctoral Researcher, Introduction to the Media, Film, Music and Cultural Studies Teach-In and a Storify of Tweets

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Ben Litherland, Doctoral Researcher, Ideas of protests within the history of Cultural Studies

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Laura Joyce, Doctoral Researcher, Uncanny Occupation

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 Adrian Goycoolea, Lecturer in Video Production, Student Protests in Chile

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Ryan Burns, Doctoral Researcher, Tablet Computers in Higher Education: Educational Corporatism?

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Karen Burrows, Doctoral Researcher, Espionage TV Dramas: reducing resistance to government policy

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Holly Chard, Doctoral Researcher, Children’s Media & Consumer Socialization: Higher Education’s role in the Resistance of Corporate Hegemony

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Catherine Grant, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, Cinemagogic Echoes? Len Lye’s FREE RADICALS (1958) and Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino’s HOUR OF THE FURNACES (1968)

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Occupy Sussex in the media:

Counterfire (2013) Occupy Sussex anti-privatisation protest, Video

Mead, E. (2013) Students occupy Sussex University in protest against service sell-off, Independent

Mead, E. (2013) Pressure grows on Sussex University management as students storm building in demonstration against privatisation, Independent, Video

Private Eye (2013) Off message, Article

Ratcliffe, R. (2013) Students occupy Sussex University in protest against privatisation, Guardian

Richardson, H. (2013) Sussex students occupy university buildings, BBC

Ridgway, T. (2013) Funding warning to protesting University of Sussex, Argus

Steel, M. (2013) We must support Sussex Uni occupiers against privatisation, Green Left, Video