We have been organizing students and community members to stop the impending $300 tuition hike next year. Sign our petition to stop the CUNY tuition hikes NOW!

Whereas, we the undersigned, concerned students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members want to STOP CUNY Tuition Hikes NOW;

Whereas, Governor Cuomo maintains that he will NOT raise taxes on the rich, yet continues to raise CUNY and SUNY tuition;

Therefore, we demand:

1.      That there be a STOP to CUNY tuition hikes NOW! In 2011, New YorkState passed a “rational tuition policy” called NYSUNY 2020 that allowed an increase in CUNY and SUNY tuition by $300 each year for the next five years, lasting through the 2015-2016 school year. We say NO to any form of tuition increase!

2.      That CUNY fulfill its original mission and provide free and quality education to all students. CUNY was once free, for more than 120 years, until 1976, when the majority of incoming students were people of color.  Since then, tuition has become so expensive that many immigrants, poor and working class people in general, and especially people of color, are unable to afford CUNY. Education should be a right for all, not a privilege for a few!

3.      That there be Popular Control of the CUNY Board of Trustees, in which the board represent and advance the interests of those who most depend on CUNY.  We want the majority of the Board to be selected by CUNY students with the other members selected by faculty, staff, alumni, and community members!

People Power Movement: Reform vs. Revolution - Joe Kaye

Long time organizer Joe Kaye provides a Marxist analysis on the difference between reform and revolution.

Women’s Fight for Better Pay is About More Than Just Money
We ought to think about why  -  especially during Women’s History Month - those most experienced with living on a minimum wage are the women taking your order across a fast-food counter, changing your hotel linens or caring for your children.
Women’s history tells us something else about this issue: The long struggle for wage justice has always included women fighting, especially through unions, to change the balance of power. The long struggle for wage justice has always included women fighting, especially through unions, to change the balance of power.
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Women’s Fight for Better Pay is About More Than Just Money

We ought to think about why  -  especially during Women’s History Month - those most experienced with living on a minimum wage are the women taking your order across a fast-food counter, changing your hotel linens or caring for your children.

Women’s history tells us something else about this issue: The long struggle for wage justice has always included women fighting, especially through unions, to change the balance of power. The long struggle for wage justice has always included women fighting, especially through unions, to change the balance of power.

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Always out there doing what’s necessary for the people to realize their collective power to change society for us and not for the bankers politicians or corporations.

Always out there doing what’s necessary for the people to realize their collective power to change society for us and not for the bankers politicians or corporations.

Our Annual Womyn’s Herstory  Fundraiser was a success! Thanks to everyone who helped make this the powerful event that it was. Much love to El Barrio. #womenshistorymonth #peoplepower

Our Annual Womyn’s Herstory Fundraiser was a success! Thanks to everyone who helped make this the powerful event that it was. Much love to El Barrio. #womenshistorymonth #peoplepower

People Power Lehman will be celebrating Women’s Herstory Month with a discussion on “Understanding the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.” Join us as we take a critical look at the revolution that has shaken Egypt since 2011. Our special guest will be Shimaa Helmy, a working-class revolutionary woman active in the overthrow of the Mubarak regime in Egypt during 2011.  Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 12:00pm - 2pm Location: Student Life Building Room 111A at Lehman College Transportation: 4/D train to Kingsbridge Rd. Food will be served.
Join our Facebook eventShimaa Helmy is a human rights advocate and media producer, born, raised and educated in Cairo, Egypt. Although she comes from a biological sciences academic background, her experience in the Egyptian revolution since day one has shifted her direction into the world of grassroots media production and human rights advocacy for the unrepresented narrative on Egypt post 2011. Since May 2013 she has been giving lectures and workshops on the state of affairs in Egypt in the United States.https://www.facebook.com/Shimaa.writeshttp://shimaa-helmy.tumblr.com/press

People Power Lehman will be celebrating Women’s Herstory Month with a discussion on “Understanding the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.”

Join us as we take a critical look at the revolution that has shaken Egypt since 2011. Our special guest will be Shimaa Helmy, a working-class revolutionary woman active in the overthrow of the Mubarak regime in Egypt during 2011.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 12:00pm - 2pm
Location: Student Life Building Room 111A at Lehman College
Transportation: 4/D train to Kingsbridge Rd.

Food will be served.

Join our Facebook event

Shimaa Helmy is a human rights advocate and media producer, born, raised and educated in Cairo, Egypt. Although she comes from a biological sciences academic background, her experience in the Egyptian revolution since day one has shifted her direction into the world of grassroots media production and human rights advocacy for the unrepresented narrative on Egypt post 2011. Since May 2013 she has been giving lectures and workshops on the state of affairs in Egypt in the United States.

https://www.facebook.com/
Shimaa.writes

http://shimaa-helmy.tumblr.com/press

A must read. #books #capitalism

A must read. #books #capitalism

Join us as we celebrate our annual Womyn’s Herstory Fundraiser next Saturday. Bring a friend! #events #flyers #fundraisers #womenshistorymonth #women

Join us as we celebrate our annual Womyn’s Herstory Fundraiser next Saturday. Bring a friend! #events #flyers #fundraisers #womenshistorymonth #women

Our chair Mark Torres speaking at #CCNY about PPM-MPP and the potential to achieve fundamental social change through true collective #peoplepower.

Our chair Mark Torres speaking at #CCNY about PPM-MPP and the potential to achieve fundamental social change through true collective #peoplepower.

Tabling for our Haiti/DR event at #CCNY which was successful! Thanks to all who attended. Look out for a Haitian Celebration at CCNY soon. We need #unity and #solidarity between #Haiti and the #DominicanRepublic against our common enemy of imperialism, racism, capitalism,and colonialism.

Tabling for our Haiti/DR event at #CCNY which was successful! Thanks to all who attended. Look out for a Haitian Celebration at CCNY soon. We need #unity and #solidarity between #Haiti and the #DominicanRepublic against our common enemy of imperialism, racism, capitalism,and colonialism.