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Titles and Times: Please Read and Respond Tonight!

Hi everyone,

Although I imagine that some -more discussion and work will take place
tomorrow to prepare questions or thoughts for Monday, I hope to have a
title and preferred time-place for the workshop/discussion ASAP. I have
included the two possible time-places and some possible titles below. If
possible, please let me know now which you prefer – and suggest a title,
if you have one different from the ones suggested.
Time is of the essence: TRYING TO RESERVE WKSP TIMES NOW!!
Thank you!
TIME-PLACE OPTION 1: 10-11 AM at ARC, which coincides with last
                                       hour of protest at the Regent’s meeting. It’s
                                       been suggested that folks prefer to have all
                                       teach-in stuff before 11 at the ARC protest,
                                       so everyone will be there and not on quad.
TIME-PLACE OPTION 2: Dome in Quad City, 11 am to noon. Another
                                      anthropology/STS group will be going 12 to 1
                                      but discussions can carry on outside dome if
                                      goes past the allotted hour.
TITLE (choose one you like from the 7 listed below, or: suggest another
           title.  If I recall from the other day, Francis, you have 1 in mind?)
1 Pikedelic: Policing Campus Dissent
2 Pikedelic: Police, Politics, and Violence
3 Pikedelic: Making Police Violence Visible
4 Protestors, Pepper Spray, and the Politics
of Police Violence
5 Protestors, Pepper Spray, and the Politics
of Campus Policing
6 Policing Dissent: Protestors, Pepper Spray,
and the Politics of Campus Policing
7 (Your Title Here)…
ALSO: please confirm/let me know if you’ll be participating in and/or
leading Monday’s discussion. Again, we’ll sort out more of this Sun.,
but trying to do the logistics for all  of the workshops tonight, ASAP.

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Working Group

At Joe’s suggestion, this blog is a space for us to share and comment on information – and develop content for Monday’s Teach-in and beyond.


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Collaborate with other Mon workshops?

This is the poster announcement Francis on our email thread…

This announces Nathan Brown’s ‘Three Day Strike Workshop.’

This three part workshop will provide a basic introduction to the thought of Marx, Fanon, and Foucault, through their approach to theorizing power and resistance. [email for optional readings or further information]


1:00 – 3:00 PM

[if there is an occupation elsewhere on campus, this workshop will join it]

Monday : Marx

Tuesday : Fanon

Wednesday : Foucault

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UC Davis Police Department Policies Related to Use of Force

From Mario. UC Davis Police Department policies.

Also available in media library… in “admin” mode.

Thoughts on these – or policing ‘policy’ writ large?

109 Mutual Aid Agreement

Also see: 559 Authorized Weapons and Tools 4 01 2009 in media library. (559 won’t upload here)

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Katehi’s Recommends Greece End Uni Asylum Law

From Crooked Timber (click here for link):

“Among the legacies of the uprising was a university asylum law that restricted the ability of police to enter university campuses. University asylum was abolished a few months ago, as part of a process aimed at suppressing anti-austerity demonstrations. The abolition law was based on the recommendatiions of an expert committee, which reported a few months ago (report here, in Greek). There’s an English translation here, but it doesn’t work well for me.

Fortunately, my friend has translated the key recommendations

University campuses are unsafe. While the [Greek] Constitution permits the university leadership to protect campuses from elements inciting political instability, Rectors have shown themselves unwilling to exercise these rights and fulfill their responsibilities, and to take the decisions needed in order to guarantee the safety of the faculty, staff, and students. As a result, the university administration and teaching staff have not proven themselves good stewards of the facilities with which society has entrusted them.

The politicizing of universities – and in particular, of students – represents participation in the political process that exceeds the bounds of logic. This contributes to the rapid deterioration of tertiary education.

Among the authors of this report – Chancellor Linda Katehi, UC Davis. And, to add to the irony, Katehi was a student at Athens Polytechnic in 1973.”

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To start things off with something very general:

In February, Bernard Harcourt (U of Chicago) gave a talk on markets and penality, tracing a historical shift in policing. Here’s the abstract (click here for talk):

It is widely believed today that the free market is the best mechanism ever invented to efficiently allocate resources in society. Just as fundamental is the belief that government has a legitimate and competent role in policing and punishing. The result, in this country, has been an incendiary combination of laissez faire and mass incarceration. Today, the United States incarcerates over one percent of its adult population, the highest number and rate in the world. In this CBI, Professor Harcourt will trace the birth of the idea of natural orderliness in economic thought and its gradual evolution into today’s myth of the free market, and explore how it could possibly have produced the largest government-run penal sphere on the globe.

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