For a University Against Itself

For an education that liberates. For a campus culture that terrifies Pitt’s board of trustees. For a campus that celebrates life.

Filler #6 – Promo Video!

Filler issue #6, “For a University Against Itself,” is out now! Physical copies are available for sale – all proceeds will go to our comrades’ legal defense funds here in Pittsburgh. The print-ready pdf and an online reading version will be released next week. In the meantime, if you can’t get ahold of us for…

PSSC: Letter to Pitt News Editor

It is unacceptable and intolerable that our University police — who we, as students of Pitt, pay for with tuition fees — would use excessive force and violence toward an unarmed, nonviolent, non-threatening protest.

On Tactics: A Response to PSSC’s “Reality isn’t Safe”

However, I found the section “Our Position”, appearing at the end of the communiqué, distressing.

I urge you to consider pressuring the administration to ban rightist and fascist speakers from campus, or/and to stipulate that they must not be funded or offered campus space by the SGB.

Reality isn’t Safe: PSSC’s Response to “Milogate and Anxiety-Mongering at Pitt: An Open Letter to PSSC”

We are queer and cisgender folks, poor and wealthy, neuro-atypical and neuro-typical. We are lower-class people of color attending school through our own hard work, as well as privileged white folks with financially and emotionally stable home lives. We are survivors of assault, intersectional feminists, sex workers, socialists, students, and anarchists. PSSC is a forum for communication and collaboration. We use it to coordinate larger efforts and work together because we believe that it will take a diversity of identities, perspectives, and tactics to dismantle the interlocking web of oppression we navigate. And yes, this is all relevant.

2015 Selected Report-Backs + Statements

Selected report-backs and statements from PSSC weekly updates – 2015  Sweatshops Will Never be in Style! About 15 people from USAS Local #31 and #123 paid a visit to the sweatshop-exploiting H&M in the South Side on Saturday [9.26]. While three people delivered a letter to the management, three others snuck up to the second…

#MillionStudentMarch – ASN Communiqué

Pitt News coverage // Footage  Mainstream media coverage:  [ http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/pitt-students-take-part-nationwide-protest-block-t/npMMp/ ] [ http://www.wtae.com/news/students-stop-traffic-protesting-college-pricing-heavy-loan-debt/36421048 ] [ http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/11/12/hundreds-of-pitt-students-protest-high-tuition-costs-as-part-of-million-student-march/ ]

The Divorce of Thought from Deed

After the recent confrontation with anti-choicers on Pitt’s campus, an ideological split as old as the University is surfacing yet again. This is the first in a series of compilations we will be printing that will include perspectives on disruptive tactics, the discourse of free speech, social immediacy, and what it means to put your…

Arrival Survival

The University of Pittsburgh’s student orientation guide: Very Dank Edition Disorientation: The Task Ahead of Us Welcome to Pitt! From the prison of high school, it looked cool and inviting, full of new freedoms and the chance to learn something real for the first time. But soon enough, you’ll watch the excitement fade. The task…