The Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee has released an excellent declaration around the closure of the Morales/Shakur Center:
In New York City, CUNY’s specific role is to produce the lower – to mid-level managerial class. Some examples of careers that fall into this category include teachers, police, nurses, junior accountants, and non-governmental organization (NGO) directors. When CUNY is not producing those kinds of people but militant revolutionaries, they have a problem on their hands—one that they swiftly aim to put out.
This is why—in the last few years—proletarian black and brown student enrollment has dropped drastically. They want to ensure that “dangerous” people like us don’t get “out of line” and break from their system, hence they push out and deny access to people in our communities. They want to integrate us into the very system that is killing our people both here and abroad. While they view our protests and actions as “chaotic” and “disorderly,” we view our initiatives as the new beginnings of a future where our class enemy is overthrown. Ultimately, the CUNY administration stands in our way of making history and progress.
We call on all students and community members to take a firm stand against the seizure of the Morales/Shakur Community Center and the repression against those who defend it!
Dare to struggle, dare to win!
Read full text here:
Defend the Guillermo Morales/ Assata Shakur Community Center!.