Boston MA (SPX) Oct 17, 2014
In 2012, the “Mars One” project, led by a Dutch nonprofit, announced plans to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025. The mission would initially send four astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, where they would spend the rest of their lives building the first permanent human settlement. It’s a bold vision - particularly since Mars One claims that the entire mission can
this is what happened today at the University of Auckland. four of us sieged the inside of Alfred Nathan House, the building which houses the vice chancellor’s office and which students are not allowed to enter, and four more students occupied the roof again. we had a rally outside, deep-frying student’s student loan documents. we did this on fee setting day to protest the fact that the university continues to chain students to a lifetime of debt by raising fees by the statutory maximum of 4% every year (and our own vice chancellor has suggested that the government deregulate fees so that they can raise them as much as they want), which locks the disenfranchised out of tertiary education by ensuring that they cannot afford to study and rack up debt.