To ensure the administration of the International Student Movement (ISM) based on direct democracy in the future everyone on the global ISM mailing list was invited to help to initiate an admin collective for the ISM on the global level. Following many hours of chat meetings activists from around the world agreed on the following framework for the newly initiated ISM (global) admin collective:
The ISM is a communication platform for people identifying with the struggle for free emancipatory education, and against education’s increasing commercialization. That means it helps to put groups and individuals in contact so that they can work together, and share information and resources. The sole role of the ‘admin collective’ is to facilitate this by keeping the platform running well – by responding to emails, updating the website, administering pages, networking, facilitating global meetings.
The collective is inclusive and depends on the regular participation of people around the world. In order to fulfill necessary tasks of keeping the collective as active, open and friendly as possible; we are based on a common self-conception and corresponding list of responsibilities (listed below). Local self-organisation is encouraged as much as possible. The ISM platform to enable local groups to share successful practices and inspiring ideas.
Those who join the collective agree to…