from various sources Wednesday night...
New School Building Occupied
To members of Campus Antiwar Network
Today at 12:54am
I am currently sitting inside a barricaded room with a large number
of students at the New School. The students have occupied the
building and are refusing to leave until their demands are met. They
want the resignation of the director of L-3 Communications from their
board of governors in addition to stopping tuition increases, and
divulging investment information.
We need support. We need food... we need media support... we need
help spreading the word... we need you to occupy your schools and
your work places... A number of students from other schools in the
area have come to help us hold this space.
So far the police have not forced their way in..... security has
padlocked the fire escape to prevent more of us from getting in...a
security guard attempted to enter over our barricades in the front to
listen in but he was surrounded...... we are holding our ground and
we are holding out.... we shall see what happens in the morning...
Come to 14th street and 5th ave..... NOW!!!!...
Maria Lewis sent a message to the members of TAKE BACK NYU!
Subject: Come Join the SIt-In at the New School!
Greetings from liberated space! Come join us at the New School sit-in
and demand student democracy and an end to school-sanctioned war
profiteering! Like Take Back NYU!, New School students are fighting
for student power and an end to campus complicity in systematic
injustice. Let's stand by our allies!!!
We are currently occupying 65 5th Ave. btwn. 13th and 14th street.
Call me at (415)240-9441 and I will get you in. Please come join us,
we need every heart, mind and body we can get. I have pasted a full
explanation and list of demands below.
What We Want:
The removal of Bob Kerrey as President of our university
The removal of James Murtha as Executive Vice President of our university
Election of the president, EVP, and Provost Students, faculty, and staff.
Students as voting members of the interim committee to hire a provost.
The removal of Robert B. Millard as treasurer of the board of trustees.
Intelligible transparency and disclosure of the university budget and
The creation of a committee on socially responsible investments.
The immediate suspension of capital improvement projects like the
tearing down of 65 fifth Ave.
Instead, money towards the creation of an autonomous student space.
Instead, money towards scholarships and reducing tuition.
Instead, money for the library and student life generally.
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 22:40:47 -0800 (PST)
From: dan vea <dan_vea yahoo.com>
Subject: [NYMAA] some new school occupation resources