From Kent State to UC Davis: Lessons of history for today's struggles
The violent attack on students at the University of California, Davis has become the focus of national outrage over the repression of the Occupy movement. The mass mobilization of riot police against demonstrations nation-wide recalls similar actions against anti-Vietnam War protesters four decades ago. Then, police violence culminated in the massacre of four students by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970.
What does the police response say about the nature of the state? What lessons does history have for workers and students coming into struggle? How can the fight against the financial elite be carried forward? The ISSE invites students and workers to discuss these and other pressing historical issues.