Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

December 6, 2008

Protest: No Tuition Hikes for CUNY Students! No Budget Cuts!

Filed under: Solidarity — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 4:22 am

The Barnard-Columbia ISO will be protesting on Monday, 12/8 in solidarity with our fellow students at the CUNY schools who are facing the prospect of tuition hikes next year due to Governor Paterson’s proposed budget cuts. CUNY schools used to be free until 1975, and that’s what they ought to be today.  With hundreds of billions of dollars going to bailout the banks and even more spent on the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan –  a fraction of this could make CUNY  and other public universities free again.

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CUNY Students, Teachers & Workers Unite!

NO Budget Cuts
NO Layoffs

Governor Paterson’s $51 million in budget cuts to CUNY are already causing class cancellations and layoffs of adjuncts and other staff. The threat of a $600 tuition hike still looms. So does a hike in subway/bus fares (together with layoffs at the MTA). CUNY’s Board of Trustees has sought a green light to raise tuition at will, while Chancellor Goldstein said the cuts could be “absorbed.” Paterson’s drive for even bigger cuts to CUNY, and to programs needed by the most vulnerable sectors of society, has only been delayed – now is the time to stop all the cuts, hikes and layoffs. Opponents of the tuition hike, cuts and layoffs will speak out at the CUNY Board of Trustees’ public budget hearing on Wednesday, December 3rd at 4:30 p.m., 535 E. 80th St. Then, when the Board holds its meeting, where it is supposed to vote on the budget, join us to


in front of the CUNY Board of Trustees meeting

Monday, December 8, 4 p.m.

Baruch College Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave. at 24th Street

Then, on the day Gov. Paterson is scheduled to announce his new executive budget, join us for a mass


in front of Gov. Paterson’s NYC offices

Tuesday, December 16, 4:30 p.m.

633 Third Ave. at 41st Street




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