Tag: occupy colleges

Forgive Us Our Student Loan Debts?

Forgive Us Our Student Loan Debts?

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maria Mayo March 8, U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke proposed theStudent Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012 (H.R. 4170). In making a case for the bill, he observed that the unemployment rate for college graduates was 9.1 percent in 2011, and that Americans’ outstanding student loan debt obligations now exceed $1 trillion. The bill aims “to increase purchasing power, strengthen […]

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Occupy Graduation: Students Shackle Themselves to Debt

Occupy Graduation: Students Shackle Themselves to Debt

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Occupy Graduation: Students Shackle Themselves to Debt Students Nationwide Wear Debt Ball and Chain Occupy Colleges, a group that stands in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, has been encouraging students across the nation to occupy their graduation to raise awareness about student debt. Occupy Colleges has been sending students inflatable debt balls and chains to wear as […]

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Occupy Graduation at SF State University!

Occupy Graduation at SF State University!

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

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STOP THE STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATE FROM DOUBLING!

STOP THE STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATE FROM DOUBLING!

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Obama warns of congressional inaction on student loan bill”   Rosalind S. Helderman and Amy Gardner, Published: June 7 LAS VEGAS — With a July 1 rate increase on education loans approaching, President Obama told students here on Thursday that it is Congress’s job to move swiftly to prevent the rise, even as Republicans in Washington accused him of ignoring their […]

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STUDENTS RALLY TO OCCUPY GRADUATION

STUDENTS RALLY TO OCCUPY GRADUATION

| May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

For Immediate Release   Press Contacts Occupy Colleges- Natalia Abrams (323) 642-8102 –  Info@Occupycolleges.org  STUDENTS RALLY TO OCCUPY GRADUATION As student debt surpasses trillion dollar mark, students express frustration with not so bright future ahead of them Written for Occupy Graduation by Diana Delgado NEW YORK, NY (May 10, 2012) – Burdened by debt and silenced […]

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Occupy Spring: Who’s Still Fighting The Power? Huffington Post

Occupy Spring: Who’s Still Fighting The Power? Huffington Post

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Spring is here, and the Occupy movement is emerging from its winter hibernation. Or that’s what the occupiers are saying, anyway. With the tents of Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park just a memory, it’s unclear how the movement will unfold in the coming months. Some occupiers are trying to change the political establishment through lobbying and legislation. […]

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DEAR GOVERNORS: NO CUTS IN EDUCATION BUDGET, PLEASE

DEAR GOVERNORS: NO CUTS IN EDUCATION BUDGET, PLEASE

| April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

For Immediate Release Press Contact: Natalia Abrams 323-642-8102 Written for Occupy Colleges by Diana Delgado DEAR GOVERNORS: NO CUTS IN EDUCATION BUDGET, PLEASE Students unite to create a petition that freezes all cuts in state budgets, affecting all public school students K-12 and all college/university students NEW YORK, NY (April 5, 2012) – Occupy Colleges […]

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Occupy Colleges to Occupy Congress

Occupy Colleges to Occupy Congress

| January 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Natalia Abrams on January 10, 2012 – 9:42am ET Lately, I keep getting asked , “Why is Occupy Colleges so focused on the January 17th Occupy Congress event? Isn’t the organization dedicated to student loan issues and tuition hikes?” I find the question odd because it is precisely the tuition hikes and student loan issues […]

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NY Times Reports: Police Fire Tear Gas at Occupy Protesters in Oakland

NY Times Reports: Police Fire Tear Gas at Occupy Protesters in Oakland

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

By MALIA WOLLAN, J. DAVID GOODMAN and SARAH MASLIN NIR   Last Updated 9:48 a.m. Riot police in Oakland dispersed hundreds of protesters with tear gas on Tuesday night as crowds tried to re-enter a plaza outside of City Hall that the authorities had cleared of an encampment earlier in the day. After the forceful […]

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National Solidarity Teach-in  “How to”

National Solidarity Teach-in “How to”

| October 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

The National Solidarity Teach-in   When : February 22nd or 23rd or both, date(s) to be determined by Tuesday @ 5pm : Time: ALL DAY, times varied depending on school. A. STUDENT COORDINATORS :All you need is a small Group to facilitate a teach-in         1.  Start with a small group of facilitators to help […]

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