Those who were holding space at the Fine Arts Building awoke this morning to the presence of about 25 cops, as well as administration. By 9 o’clock, as many of those staying in the auditorium had left for work or class, the cops’ numbers swelled to about 35. The occupiers were outnumbered 2:1, and so decided to gather their things and march out together. The rest of the morning was spent strategizing and covering the Fine Arts Building and the campus with fliers to alert the student body of the previous night’s events.
From the OccupyIU twitter: “this is not over yet!”
Here’s a few more texts that made their way out of the auditorium last night…
This is Good Enough.
Solidarity with Immigrants
Keep sending in your writings, thoughts, and communiqués to firstname.lastname@example.org, we’ll be here all night.
Our struggle cannot be hung on walls.
And don’t forget to come down here to the Fine Arts Auditorium and hang out. Like, right now!! Bring: snacks, caffeine, cigarettes, playing cards, books, ideas, movies, playlists (we need a DJ!), banner-making materials, and friends!
IU Art Auditorium is currently being Occupied, get down here ASAP! There will be food, hanging out, movies, discussions, and anything else your heart desires.
The auditorium is located in the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, the building on your left when you come into the traffic circle at the dead-end of 7th st on campus. The auditorium is the first room on your left when you walk in the front door.
For blow-by-blow action, follow @OccupyIU
We’re having an indoor demo!
If you’re getting into debt…
If you’re against campus austerity…
If you’re angry about tuition hikes…
If you’re sick of being powerless and disorganized…
If you distrust the representative organizations that don’t represent you…
Then take a first step by attending the MASS ASSEMBLY
This assembly is called by Occupy IU, but it’s an open initiative. Anyone who wants to organize and take action against campus austerity should come, preferably with their own proposals .
The goal is not to create a new organization but to collectively construct a strategy for reversing tuition hikes, rising student debt, privatization, and the campus apathy that enables everything else.
In order to launch the kind of campus-wide struggle necessary to transform IU, we want to bring together hundreds of people to speak out and offer their ideas. Not just students, but anyone who works at or uses IU.
TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT, 5.30 pm, IU Art Museum Lawn.
Update, 3pm: A little gift, a little inspiration, for our comrades-but-students ❤
Y’all should get yer butts out to the noise demonstration happening tomorrow on IU’s campus!
Meet at the red clock between Ballantine and Woodburn halls at 12.30 PM (that’s noon-thirty) tomorrow, Wednesday March 28th.
Bring anything that makes noise (interpret widely…).
In other news, here’s a nice picture from a banner drop that happened at Ballantine Hall last week:
Raise hell, not tuition!