Filed under: Milwaukee area, update, war-machine | Tags: 732, austerity, cheesecake, crisis, general strike, love letters, madison, milwaukee, occupation, occupy everything, pizza, scott walker, students, theatre, university, UWM, wisconsin
We’re writing from inside UWM’s Peck Theatre building which is currently being indefinitely and openly occupied by between 50 and 100 people. The occupation is happening after over a thousand students, TAs and faculty members walked-out of the University of Milwaukee. Those participating in the walk-out and subsequent march held banners reading “School’s out Forever” and “Strike, Occupy, Takeover” among other things. The stated intent of the occupation is to act in solidarity with those occupying the capital building in Madison, those striking and resisting austerity in the Midwest, and with the uprisings throughout the Middle East. People have announced a dance party later tonight. There is food and music and riot porn being projected on the walls. In general the atmosphere is festive and relaxed. A lot of people are socializing or re-decorating the space. Some adorable senior citizens brought us cheesecake as a token of their solidarity with the struggle. The general sentiment among the occupiers is to extend the occupation as long as possible. Word has reached us of an occupation on the UW campus in Beloit. (More info later)
We graciously request from comrades abroad:
-Pizza, Soda, Snacks (to be delivered to the UW-Milwaukee Theatre building)
-Incendiary propaganda relating to crisis, austerity and occupation
-Sweet Dance Mixes
-More occupations, strikes, walk-outs and sick-outs
-And anything else you have access to in abundance.
Scott Walker them all.
Packages can be addressed to:
732 e. Clarke Street
Plus a few people went wild and made this list of demands. Both “nothing” and “everything” are demanded.
Filed under: Milwaukee area | Tags: book it, books, CCC, cream city collectives, milwaukee, party, pizza, quiz, reading, riverwest, summer
We have already ventured a bit far into summer, and are perhaps bit late in announcing this, but we are pleased to announce the start of this summer’s Book It program at the CCC / Cream City Collectives (732 E Clarke St.)
In order to participate, pick up a reading log from the CCC, log or attempt to log around 100 hours or reading from now until the end of the summer, and then attend a free pizza party (TBA). You can read whatever you want, though extra hours will be awarded for reading suggested readings and completing accompanying quizzes.
It’s that easy!
–Letters of Insurgents by Sophia Nochalo and Yarostan Vochek
–Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault
–My Gender Workbook by Kate Bornstein
–Labrynths by Jorge Luis Borges
–Introduction to Civil War by Tiqqun
–Species Being by Frere Dupont
–The Coming Community by Giorgio Agamben
–Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq
–Valencia by Micheal Tea
–Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici
–We Are an Image From the Future by Various
–The ScrewBall Asses by Guy Hocquenghem
–Fox Fire by Joyce Carol Oats
–The Unseen by Nanni Balestrini
+5 hours per passing completion of quiz (available at the CCC)
+5 hours for finishing one of the suggested books