The one item I personally feel I should put up (there are many of us in our collective and this is a personal interest I suppose) is the piece 'Education's napster moment' by a friend of ours, which was read out in a workshop titled 'Autonomous Education.' This workshop had a great promise but seemed to fall on its head a little by the debated clash of 'the education we are fighting for' and 'the education of our fight.' For me this dualism does not exist, and it was a little frustrating to listen to many referential (if extremely well formed) arguments for different autonomous educational structures which took their foundation from already formatted conventions.
So this is the text;
It would seem to me that considering the format of our collective educations, ie. an education seeking to produce yet more 'product individuals' (the term neo-taylorism was used in the meeting's inaugural speech by a facilitator) that our actions in defence of institutions are indeed conservative and self-sabotage. The core of our movement is a generational energy which we all have stored for too long, and now must express itself, and force a wider change than simply that of 'saving' education/arts etc. However knowledge is currently subjugated by the demands of the market, and soon will be entirely funded and directed by the industrial demands of capital. If we can fight this process, and in turn generate alternatives for a form of education, it is then that we will start the wheel of wider social and economic change moving.