CUNY students mobilize against budget cuts, tuition hikes

By David Hoskins

NYC FIST

Fifty students, faculty and community supporters protested at the Department of Education Oct. 15 to demand an immediate rollback of tuition hikes and budget cuts at the City University of New York.

The protest was called by the CUNY Campaign to Defend Education. Larry Hales of the youth and student organization Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) emceed the event. Student organizers from the International Socialist Organization, Socialist Alternative and Radical Women also spoke.

A public organizing meeting is called for Oct. 27 at the CUNY Graduate Center, Room 5414 at 7 p.m. to strategize for further mobilizations against recent proposals to cut an additional $53 million from the CUNY budget.

—David Hoskins
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