We’re well into day four of the occupation of UW-Milwaukee theatre building. The people gathered in this space are excited to announce that there will be an awesome dance party tonight at 11 PM! We had a dance party the first night that was a success and we are expecting this one to be even better so bring your friends.
We encourage the continued occupation of the state capitol building in Madison as well as the theatre building at UWM.
We call for the further occupations of workplace, university and government buildings.
We endorse and call for a general strike and will stand in solidarity with all who participate.
Love and solidarity to those occupying Wheeler Hall in Berkeley, California.
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University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Students Occupy
75 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) students are currently occupying the Peck School of the Arts Theater Building.
Milwaukee, WI March 2, 2011 — There are currently about 75 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee students occupying the Peck School of the Arts Theater Building. The occupiers adopted this solidarity statement: “We stand in solidarity with the workers and students striking and occupying the Wisconsin State Capitol building. We demand immunity for all occupiers and strikers involved in these actions.”
“Students and workers across Wisconsin are fighting back against Governor Walker’s attacks on education, public services, and underrepresented groups. UWM students are occupying in solidarity with students and workers from Egypt to Madison,” said Jacob Flom.
Milwaukee SDS released the following statement on their website in support of the ongoing occupation of the UWM Theatre.
Milwaukee SDS Supports UW-Milwaukee Occupation
Students Stand in Solidarity with State Capitol Occupation
Over fifty students and youth are currently occupying the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) and the numbers of occupiers are still growing. Milwaukee students are occupying UWM in solidarity with the global resistance to capitalism that is spreading the globe from Egypt to Madison.
From UWMoccupied.wordpress.com: “We stand in solidarity with the workers and students striking and occupying the Wisconsin State Capitol building. We demand immunity for all occupiers and strikers involved in these actions.”
On February 17th, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at UWM organized over 3,000 people to demonstrate in opposition to Governor Scott Walker’s “Budget Repair Bill,” which proposes to destroy the rights of workers unions and Wisconsin citizens. This is the largest rally that UWM has seen since 1971.
On the March 2nd National Day of Action to Defend Public Education, Milwaukee SDS organized another walkout to continue the opposition to Walker’s attack on workers and students. 2,000 university students and staff walked out and took over streets around the campus.
Last week, SDS chapters from around the country travelled to the occupied Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, where they led a student contingent in the 100,000 strong rally against Walker.
At the end of our rally in solidarity with the 3rd National Day of Action to Defend Public Education, which over 2,000 people attended, UWM community members began an occupation of their university.
Education is a Right! Students and Workers Unite and Fight!
In the spirit of the Egyptian people and the workers and students in Madison:
Support the occupation! Come to the Theater Building at UW-Milwaukee to show your support! (2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.)
Students and workers at UWM are standing up to Gov. Scott Walker’s plans to destroy public sector unions and privatize our education.
Kill the bill!
Students and workers unite and fight!