Meetings every Wednesday at 7pm
UWM Union
2200 E. Kewnwood Blvd.
Meetings are usually in Union 280, otherwise check by the union elevators for meeting locations.


Students Struggle Against Walker’s Cuts

UWM students and workers have been hit hard by Scott Walker’s budget cuts which will slash approximately $250 million from the UW system. Over the summer, the UW Board of Regents raised our tuition another 5.5%. As tuition continues to rise, and campus resources are cut, many students are struggling just to stay in school.

5,000 university members walked out for two massive protests in Spaights Plaza last semester demanding an end to budget cuts, tuition hikes, and union busting. Milwaukee SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) united with campus unions and student organizations to organize the historic walkouts. As the largest grassroots student organization in the country, SDS believes education should not be a privilege for the wealthy elite, but a right for everyone. We know that education is a keystone to successful democracy and personal success, but students and youth must fight for free higher education if we want to make it a reality.

While hundreds of millions of dollars are cut from the UW system, taxpayers have spent over $400 billion on a decade of war in Afghanistan, and $800 billion on the occupation of Iraq. For students and workers, a new war on Libya means there will be even less money available to fund public sector jobs and education as we struggle to deal with the effects of the deepening crisis of capitalism.

This semester SDS asks for your support as we expand the fight for a more just and democratic society where students and workers are guaranteed their rights. Join us as we build the recall efforts against Governor Scott Walker, protest ten years of U.S. occupation in Afghanistan, and demand an end to budget cuts and tuition hikes at UWM. Another world is possible, and we can build it together.

SDS meets every Monday at 7pm in room 240 of the Union.

All power to the people,
Milwaukee Students for a Democratic Society

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