Students Strike Universitiy in Montevideo

About 3000 students from fourteen departments of the FEUU (Federation of University Students of Uruguay) voted in favor of a general strike for an indeterminate time, calling for (es) a "Strategy on the Crisis". They have rejected decisions made by the goverment, and demand the immediate implementation of a plan for feeding and attending to sanitation for the entire population of Uruguay.

The general strike [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | audio: 1 | 2 | 3 ] has since been followed by building occupations (es). Beginning Monday, August 12, students have held assemblies in the building of the Psychology department to organize protests and street blockades (es). The students are also using the university space to hold alternative classes on economic issues.

For more background on the crisis in Uruguay, Z Magazine has translated several articles about the crisis: Uruguay: A Wrecked Country, A Contradiction Called Uruguay, and A Report from the Ground. The Uruguay IMC soliciting donations so they can expand coverage of this crisis.

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