Trouble #9: Learning to Resist

  • Posted on: 4 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

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Older generations never tire of reminding youth that the years they spend on college or university campus are formative moments in their lives, times that more often than not play an important role in shaping the trajectory of their future careers and helping to determine the types of adults that they will soon become. These are, after all, years where new life-long friendships are made, politics are formed, and ideas about one’s role in the world start to take hold. What these old-timers often don’t tell you is that if you play your cards right, they can also be the years when you participate in your first riot, flip over your first cop car, occupy your first faculty building, or topple your first government.

On this, the 50th anniversary of the global uprisings of 1968, subMedia pays homage to the insurgent youth who helped kick things off a half-century ago by taking a look at some contemporary student-led movements that are still tearing things up around the world. In this month’s episode of Trouble, the first of a two-part series on radical student movements, sub.Media talks to a number of current and former student organizers from so-called Puerto Rico, Quebec and Chile as they share their experiences from the high-points of past struggles and provide hard-fought lessons that can help prepare a new generation for the battles to come.

Look out for the upcoming film on the Chilean Student Movement, Their Dreams Endure, by independent filmmaker Joshua Tucker. Click here to support this project.

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Apt for people who use this site! First thing, switch off your technology and meet people face-to-face! I know this is a big deal for you lot as you think technology is neutral and you can use it for autonomy and freedom etc. It would be useful if the people (hopefully it is people?) who run this site made this point, especially to the younger people who think tech is cool.

I think technology is relatively neutral if it were removed from the context of commodification, which is impossible in our society but I completely agree with your main point. A "culture of resistance" starts with the simplest things, seeking out other radicals and developing relationships so that you can force-multiply your activities. There's no social media substitute for the basics.

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