|Protesters on the National University's Plaza del Che prepare a communal meal beneath a mural celebrating student protests in Chile.|
|Sarcasm? 'Education for Prosperity'|
|UN on Strike|
|Guerrilla priest Camilo Torres has been |
decorated by protesters' paint bombs.
|A speaker who warned that reforms would |
mean universities would turn out
'slaves of consumerism.'
And, in any case, the opposition generated by the proposed reform doesn't appear to be waning. I wonder whether there's a possible third way, such as establishing new public/private universities, or reaching agreements with private universities in which they would receive corporate financing in return for accepting low-income students on scholarship.
But the protesters, as is their wont, do a lot of denouncing but little proposing of solutions.
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|Everybody Join the Strike!|
|Staging a strike also includes fun and games.|
|'Here, the people's education is being fought for.'|
|Che Guevara's portrait overlooks it all.|
|'We are going to stop the neoliberal education.' (It rhymes in Spanish)|
|'Militarization is speciest.' Have to think about that one...|
|'Liberty for political prisoners.'|
|'Race for education.'|
|¡Warning! Building free, quality education.|
|Carrying a table past a graffiti proclaiming that 'Education isn't merchandise.'|
|Taking advantage of free time while waiting for the revolution.|
|'This is what I think of your reform,' says a mural in the National University.|
|'Long live the strike,' proclaims a mural in central Bogotá.|
|A list of demands hangs beside the portrait of El Che on the National University's Plaza del Che .|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours