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EDUCATION DEMONSTRATIONS 29th JANUARY 2011

ALL OUT FOR SATURDAY JANUARY 29 DEMONSTRATIONS

LONDON 

March for Education, Fight Every Cut

Assemble 12noon ULU, Malet St. March to Parliament

PUBLICITY: http://educationactivistnetwork.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/unite-for-education-29-jan1.pdf  

MANCHESTER

March for A future that Works

Assemble 10:30am Manchester Museum. March to Platt Fields Park:

PUBLICITY: http://www.ucu.org.uk/media/pdf/2/f/futurethatworks_29jan_poster.pdf http://educationactivistnetwork.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/unite-for-education-29-jan1.pdf

WHY THE 29th

Just months into office the Coalition government’s vicious attack on education and young people has faced mass opposition on the streets. Hundreds of thousands of students have protested, walked-out of their schools and colleges, or occupied their universities.

The vote to treble tuition fees and scrap EMA might have passed through parliament, but as the movement in France has shown “what parliament votes for the streets can undo” Our movement has generated mass support up and down the country and has shown it is possible to resist the coalitions vicious attacks.

This week’s protests to save EMA saw the return of the student movement onto the streets with hundreds of London students chanting outside parliament: ‘wipe off David Cameron’s smile, let’s all go Tunisian style’.

Now we are gearing up for two very important demonstrations on 29th January in London and Manchester. The “Unite for Education” London demonstration has been supported by UCU, PCS, GMB, UNISON HE Committee and CWU Gen Sec Billy Hayes. The “Future for All” Manchester demonstration has been called by NUS, UCU and the TUC and is supported by PCS, GMB, UNITE, NUT, FBU and PCS.

The attacks on education and young people are part of a wider assault on workers and the public sector. A record one million under 25s are now unemployed and hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs, as well as pensions and benefits, are under threat.

These demonstrations present a real opportunity to bring trade unionists, parents, the unemployed, pensioners and all those under attack in behind the student movement to build a movement that can stop fees, win back EMA and defeat the government.

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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