The online edition of D.i.Y.Culture #12 can be downloaded from here

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“The schools we go to are reflections of the society that created them. Nobody is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free.”
Assata Shakur

D.i.Y.Culture #12 – Education Special is available now to read online or download. As hundreds of thousands of students head back to schools, colleges and universities, they should be made fully aware, that education has become a subject of rampant interest to global capital – big-business has moved in on property development for overpriced student rentals, on low-paid cleaning and catering services and on the students themselves through finance and massive, life-changing debt. Covid-19 has exacerbated all of these factors and exposed the diminishing quality of the ‘bums-on-seats’ education theory – from start to finish, it’s a production-line and at the moment, no institution can afford to turn down your 30 grand. Spend wisely.

Certain subjects, qualifications and institutions, are once again only for people from wealthy backgrounds. All this, willingly facilitated by greedy, obsolete Vice-Chancellors and Principals and Heads on hugely inflated pay packages and by compliant, lecturers, tutors and assorted box-tickers.

Education should be about learning, not churning out efficient functionaries and consumers. Like never before, students (at all levels), need to stop allowing themselves to be used as cash-cows for the education industry and start to question authority.

We have articles from Ian Bone, Ruth Kinna, Judith Suissa, Martin Wright, and Lisa Mckenzie. For an international perspective, there are contributions from Vipera of the Moscow Anarchists, Sonia from the Motmakt Anarchist Federation in Norway, the URC from Cebu in the Philippines, anarchist author Madeline ffitch and Radick of the Philly Anarchists in Pennsylvania. Also 4 beautiful/radical pages from Gata Negra in Valencia and education film recommendations from the London Cinema Workers Collective.

Get your teeth into a small slice- the cake of liberty! Please share widely…

A printable version of D.i.Y.Culture #12 can be downloaded from here