At this week’s huge General Assembly on the UC Davis campus, students voted by a margin of 1720 to 3 to hold a general strike next Monday. That call has been taken up by student activists across the country, including the folks at Occupy Colleges.
It’s not clear yet how widespread next Monday’s actions will be. On the one hand, the strike has been called for the first day back from the Thanksgiving break, leaving organizers little time to plan and get the word out to students on campuses. On the other hand, last week’s pepper spray incident at Davis has galvanized American student activists like no other event in recent memory.
I’ll be tracking planning for the Monday strike over the weekend and reporting back what I find. I’ll also be covering events on Monday as they occur.
Saturday Update | More info here.