Education is a hazard.
On the one hand, it is deeply implicated in the ideological state apparatus, churning out hordes of ‘disciplined’ workers to maintain the injustices of the political and economic status quo. Education is hazardous to emancipatory thought.
On the other hand, education can cultivate the highest forms of creative thinking and aesthetic appreciation leading to radical critique. In this sense, it is hazardous to the state apparatus.
Education is both our remedy and our poison.
To give the remedy a chance, join the likes of Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali in support of the occupation of University College London by students in protest of the UK Government’s imposition of exorbitant fees.
Here some further occupation sites that have just come to my attention:
University of Birmingham: http://birminghamstudentsagainstcuts.blogspot.com/
University of Newcastle: http://ncluniocc.blogspot.com
University of Edinburgh: http://edinunianticuts.wordpress.com/
University of Oxford: http://www.occupiedoxford.org
Roehampton University: http://roeunioccupation.wordpress.com/
Royal Holloway, University of London: http://rhacc.wordpress.com
University of Sheffield: http://sheffieldoccupation.tumblr.com/
SOAS, University of London: http://soasoccupation2010.wordpress.com
London South Bank University: http://savesouthbank.wordpress.com
Manchester Metropolitan University: http://mmuoccupation.wordpress.com/
University of the West of England: http://act-at-uwe.blogspot.com
University of Warwick: http://warwickagainstthecuts.wordpress.com
University of Leeds: http://occupiedleeds.wordpress.com/
University of East London: http://uelagainstthecuts.tumblr.com
Student Protests in Italy: http://www.uniriot.org/