But what's it all about?

Trek Magazine - - Great Trekking -

The thought the oc­cu­pa­tion was an un­de­vel­oped ex­pres­sion of protest against op­pres­sion. Rad­i­cals, like the vis­it­ing Ru­bin him­self, talked about re­ject­ing tra­di­tional in­sti­tu­tions, not ac­cept­ing mi­nor po­si­tions in the ex­ist­ing power struc­ture, op­pos­ing cor­po­rate con­trol of ed­u­ca­tion and so­ci­ety, and rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing so­ci­ety. Ru­bin also talked about hav­ing fun. “Free your­self,” he said. Also: “Wher­ever you see a rule, break it.”

Well, the oc­cu­pa­tion of the Fac­ulty Club took place against a world­wide back­drop of stu­dent un­rest, and at UBC it­self the AMS had pro­duced a brief call­ing for a va­ri­ety of ed­u­ca­tional re­forms to make cour­ses more “rel­e­vant” and to give stu­dents a say in run­ning the Univer­sity. De­mands were in the air: There should be stu­dents on gov­ern­ing bod­ies,

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