Tariq is a graduate student, teaching assistant and union member of Graduate Employees Organization or GEO Local 6300, which represents 2,700 graduate and teaching assistants at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). In February 2018, the union led a successful two-week strike pushing back against the administration’s threat to take away tuition waivers and winning increases and pay and health coverage. #RedForEd #StrikeToWin #PowerFromBelow
“A Year In Popular Power” is a four part YouTube series featuring members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation (BRRN) speaking on their organizing work as examples of building popular power. This was filmed as a panel event by the same name on August 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA which was held in conjunction with BRRN’s 5th convention, which you can read more about HERE.
Episode #1: Teacher Strikes and #RedForEd in North Carolina
Episode #2: Organizing to Stop ICE Raids with the Koreatown Popular Assembly
Episode #3: Graduate Student Strikes with GEO Local 6300
Episode #4: Organizing in Fast Food with the Burgerville Workers Union
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