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Update, 11:39 am: Changes have been made in the organization of the protest. It is now being run by the Barnard Columbia Solidarity Network (BCSN), a coalition that includes the groups that were part of the Student Power Coalition, but adds to the mix Mobilized African Diaspora and Barnard Columbia Socialists. They will release their […]

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Today, before Columbia Divest for Climate Justice meets with the Board of Trustees, members and supporters of the group staged an action expressing their support for Columbia’s divestment from the fossil fuel industry.  Beginning at 5 pm, CDCJ assembled in the courtyard of Wien with signs and banners as part of their “silent and safe […]

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Update, 6:30 pm: The protesters appear to have cleared away. Protesters have amassed outside the 116th gates with the sign “Welcome Putin the Peacemaker.”  They are criticizing the U.S. and the Ukrainian government for their policies in Ukraine, and specifically the presence of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the World Leaders Forum. They’ve led numerous chants against […]

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Update, 8:55 pm: Read the statement Columbia Divest read to ASCRI below. Students involved with Columbia Divest for Climate Justice held a protest on Columbia’s campus this afternoon. In response to the today’s Advisory Committee for Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) meeting, students organized a protest to call for divestment from fossil fuels and work against “Stand Up […]

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Trigger warning for discussion of rape and sexual assault. Tonight, beginning around 8 pm, No Red Tape staged a protest on the Low steps. They projected messages such as “Rape Happens Here” on the facade of Low, and also had members holding large, similarly-messaged signs. Public Safety officers inside Low, at immediate sight of the […]

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According to a Huffington Post article from November 6, a week after No Red Tape and several other student organizations protested in support of Emma Sulkowicz’s Carry that Weight project, No Red Tape was fined $1,500 for the cleanup of that protest. The cleanup involved Columbia Facilities or Public Safety employees disposing of the mattresses that […]

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This afternoon, a group of Columbia students will be protesting at the White House against the signing of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Columbia Democrats in particular have advertised the non-violent protest. Bwog received a tip that there are currently over 500 students chained to the White House fence, including at least 20 Columbia students. […]

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If you have no idea what’s going on around Amsterdam and 113th right now, read our earlier post first. New updates: Multiple police barricades are set up around Amsterdam An NYPD helicopter has been sighted (and heard) roaming the skies. Bikers are coming up from Brooklyn and Queens to join the group. According to this group, […]

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To celebrate of today’s student strike in support of Occupy Wall Street and the two month anniversary of the movement, students will be gathering on college walk at 11:30 am to rally and merry-make before the 2 pm march to Union Square for the city-wide student rally. The Facebook event page promises food, music, radical literature, thought […]

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Starting at noon today on Lehman Walk, students will protest the recent changes to the Barnard tuition policy. Organizers ask that attendees and those who wish to show their solidarity wear the color red and change their facebook profile pictures to the Stand Up Barnard graphic (available on the facebook event page). 300 people say they’re attending, […]

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Columbia only truly excels at one sport–protesting. Not only are we good at it, but it’s probably our only event with more than a dozen spectators at any given time. And, boy, has this week has been a doozy… Below you can find links to our coverage in case you missed out on any of […]

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Justice in Guinea is currently protesting outside the gates on 116th and Broadway. Their presence echoes last year’s demonstration against Meles Zenawi, President of Ethiopa, who was visiting Columbia during last year’s World Leaders Forum. The Guinean activists bear signs with anti-military messages, and are not specifically targeting Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, […]

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Update, 3:36 pm: Protesters claimed  “The NYPD was going to arrest them,” so they’re now at the base of the steps. According to one tipster, they’re “making a lot of random noise.” One male is yelling noises—not words—into a microphone. A female has a cello. Remember those anti-ROTC protesters? They’re back! About 20 people are […]

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Protesters banging drums and chanting catchy slogans such as “They say ROTC. We say democracy!” have gathered on 116th and Amsterdam across from the Law School, where the University Senate is voting on discussing the final ROTC resolution.

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Alma Mater was spotted protesting Facilities’ proclamation of winter’s arrival last night.

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