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Petitioning UMass Boston Community

Support Occupy UMass Boston


WE ARE THE 99% at UMass Boston who have seen our fees rise 8% year after year with no end inorder to carry out the 1%’s “Master Plan” for our school. We are the 99% who have had our pay frozen by the administration. We are the 99% who are going to graduate from the only public four-year school in this city with $25,000 in student debt and little prospects. We are the 99% who are tired of watching the privatization of this university. We are the 99% who don’t want our university run by the unelected bureaucrats known as the Board of Trustees. We are tired of the Board of Trustees investing our fees in hidden funds and trusts with no interest in insuring that they do not financially support war profiteers.

We have liberated this space in the campus center from the corporate administrators who control this university. We will no longer recognize their illegitimate authority; we will take the entire university back from the 1% so the 99% can have their university. Non-violent direct action and people power is our weapon against the 1% and it’s plans to corporatize the university.For far too long the 99% have been excluded from the global conversation about the direction of our schools, our neighborhoods, and our world. We are in solidarity with Occupy Wall St., Occupy Boston,Occupy UC Davis, Occupy Berkeley, and all other Occupy movements. We are in solidarity with the student revolt in Chile and those at hundreds of other universities who are holding down a space for the 99% in the conversation about our future. We hope our revolt can bring the 1%’s plan of privatization to a halt. We want the voices of every member of 99% to be heard in creating the 99%’s strategic plan for the university.

Join the conversation:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/OccupyUMB
Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/OccupyUMassBoston
Gmail – OccupyUMB@gmail.com

Website http://www.occupyumassboston.org

Letter to
UMass Boston Community
I just signed the following petition addressed to: UMass Boston Community.

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Support Occupy UMass Boston

WE ARE THE 99% at UMass Boston who have seen our fees rise 8% year after year with no end in order to carry out the 1%’s “Master Plan” for our school. We are the 99% who have had our pay frozen by the administration. We are the 99% who are going to graduate from the only public four-year school in this city with $25,000 in student debt and little prospects. We are the 99% who are tired of watching the privatization of this university. We are the 99% who don’t want our university run by the unelected bureaucrats known as the Board of Trustees. We are tired of the Board of Trustees investing our fees in hidden funds and trusts with no interest in insuring that they do not financially support war profiteers.

We hope that the administration will not take any action that will impede or prohibit our attempts to create a common democratic and peaceful space to debate the very current and serious issues that our university community is now facing: rising tuition, deteriorating working conditions and a decline in the accessibility that once characterized this very important public good.

Any prohibitive actions taken against the current effort, including the forced removal of the occupation itself, would be an obstruction of the democratic ideals that stand at the center of the current occupation effort.
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Solidarity,