Happy Fierce International Workers Rights Day!
A humane education is a RIGHT.
Livable wage is a RIGHT.
Having a people-driven Union is a RIGHT.
Bearing no fear of deportation, poverty, and violence is a RIGHT.
As Working Class Students, the fact that we are now directed to work strenuously hard to pass exams, go to college, take out loans to pay tuition, become unpaid interns, and work under corporate contacts to achieve, at the very least, a livable lifestyle is RIDICULOUS. As we are being rolled out into the world with a factory model of education, we are being made ready to work passively in a system sustained by our exploitation and silence.
School itself is a ginormous waste of time, a daycare to keep the youth somewhere they can be tracked and tamed, built on a facade of student growth. As students, we normalize being talked at by authorities. As students we are made to believe in the hegemony of corporate power instead of the power our own collective abilities have to create change the world.
What will make us more complicit to the injustices in our world than a faulty and dogmatic educational system?
This process can NEVER represent a liberating and fulfilling educational system.
And though it may be argued that education is a privilege. A dogmatic and stressful education can not be a privilege when it is merely oppressive and abusive-- an unwanted and uncontrollable beast in our lives which working class people are subjected to.
A humane education is a RIGHT. Livable wage is a RIGHT. Having a people-driven Union is a RIGHT. Bearing no fear of deportation, poverty, and violence is a RIGHT.
We want to bring back what makes us human, make education tailored for young creative minds not robots. We want our labor to benefit the community not the pockets of corporate leaders
We want what is ours--our land, institutions, and labor.
Who’s got the Power?
(We got the Power!)
What kind of Power?
(Union Power, Student Power, People Power)