By Drago Markisa (translator)

"The profession Cookbook is a 'manual' that describes the association of the scholar profession of the college of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb that happened within the spring of 2009 and lasted for 35 days. It used to be written for 2 purposes: to checklist what occurred, and to provide the actual association of this motion in this type of method that it can be of use to different activists and individuals of assorted collectives in the event that they choose to adopt an identical motion. "What does it suggest to occupy a college? a faculty career isn't really, because the company media prefer to painting it, a antagonistic takeover. a college career is an motion via those who find themselves already its population scholars, college, and employees and people for whom the college exists. (Which is to claim for a public establishment, the general public itself.) The activities termed 'occupations' of a public establishment, then, are rather re-occupations, a protection and reopening to the general public of an area lengthy captured and stolen by means of the personal pursuits of wealth and privilege. The objective of this protection and reopening is to inhabit tuition areas as totally as attainable, to cause them to really liveable to make the varsity a spot healthy for living." Marc Bousquet, from the advent

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The aforementioned favorable circumstances that facilitated the occupation of the FHSS are not in themselves inherent to social-humanistic educational institutions. Concrete actions, good organization and the determination to fight were crucial for the success of the organization, not the assumed favorable institutional context (although, of course, it is not unusual that students of humanities and social sciences are more inclined to reflect critically on social processes). However, the question is what to do in a case when one has to start from scratch and whether it is even possible to organize a plenum in that kind of situation?

But only goals that are based on the fight for equality have the potential for wider mobilization. Free education, free health care, and takeovers of the working collectives – these are some of the things we consider as examples of fighting for equality. The trap that must be avoided is setting a goal that does not concern all members of a collective. In spite of differences of opinion, different affinities etc, it is crucial to insist that everyone be included. Everyone has to feel invited to participate.

04/ Everyone must obey the guards’ instructions without complaining. During the occupation, the freedom of movement at the Faculty will be restricted, and we must all understand that this restriction is necessary for the success of the action. 05/ All laws of the Republic of Croatia and the regulations of the FHSS that ban the consumption of illegal drugs and alcohol at the Faculty premises will be enforced without exceptions. 47 06/ If you see someone breaking the rules, you should warn them not to do it.

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