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Avengers & X-Men: Axis #9 - “Grinding Halt” (2014)

written by Rick Remender
art by Jim Cheung, Terry Dodson, Leinil Francis Yu, Adam Kubert, Mark Morales, Dave Meikis, Guillermo Ortega, Mark Roslan, & Rachel Dodson

Avengers & X-Men: Axis #9 - “Grinding Halt” (2014)

written by Rick Remender
art by Jim Cheung, Terry Dodson, Leinil Francis Yu, Adam Kubert, Mark Morales, Dave Meikis, Guillermo Ortega, Mark Roslan, & Rachel Dodson

nytimes.com
Protests as City College Closes a Student Center

It was just a small room, one of hundreds in City College’s North Academic Center, but over the years the Guillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Student and Community Center had taken on a significance beyond its square footage. To student organizers who used it as their meeting space, it was a place for lesbian and gay activists, women’s rights groups, community organizations and others to make common cause.

To outside critics it was a symbol of campus politics gone berserk, its unofficial name a glorification of City College alumni who had joined revolutionary organizations and gone on the lam.

But officials at City College, part of the City University of New York, insisted that charged history was not a factor when they decided that the room would be better used as an annex for the school’s career services office, two floors below. Without notice, security officers entered the room this past weekend, boxed up and removed its contents — and just to be on the safe side, locked down the entire building, including the library.

I think that the CUNY administration is really scared of a lot of the organizing and community-building coming out of the building,” said Alyssia Osorio, director of the Morales/Shakur Center. “We provide so many services for the community — know-your-rights training, a farm share that provides healthy food, we’ve run a soup kitchen, we have provided baby-sitting services for people in the community.”

The City College students whom the center’s name honors have never visited. Guillermo Morales, a leader of the F.A.L.N., a Puerto Rican independence group that claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing in New York, fled to Cuba. So did Ms. Shakur, who as a member of the Black Liberation Army was convicted in the 1973 killing of a New Jersey State trooper. In 2006, a student objected to the name of the center. In the ensuing controversy, CUNY’s chancellor ordered that it be changed. But it stuck.

Taf Sourov, 19, a member of the Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee, a group that regularly met there, said he believed the closing was retaliation for student protests against David H. Petraeus, the former C.I.A. director and military commander, who is teaching a course at the Macaulay Honors College.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #9 - "Grinding Halt" (2014)
pencil by Jim Cheung, Terry Dodson, Leinil Francis Yu, & Adam Kubert / ink by Mark Morales, Dave Meikis, Guillermo Ortega, Mark Roslan, Rachel Dodson, Jim Cheung, Leinil Francis Yu, & Adam Kubert / color by Paul Mounts

Vista de la fachada principal de la terraza de la biblioteca, Casa en Polanco, Alejandro Dumas 337, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, México DF 1950

Arqs. Mario Pani y Enrique del Moral

Foto. Guillermo Zamora

View the main facade from the terrace of the library of a house in Polanco, Alejandro Dumas 337, Polanco, Mexico City 1950