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Austerity No!


Teach-in to build the resistance
Wednesday 16th March, 4-8pm
King’s College London, the Strand

Ten days before the NUS/UCU demonstration against tuition fees and education cuts, an Education Activist Network conference in London brought together 400 students and education workers to discuss the future of education and the movement to defend it.

Ten days before the TUC march for an alternative we will be holding a teach-in to discuss the questions facing our movement today.

Higher fees and the end of EMA are almost upon us, but the possibility of a lecturers’ strike and student action on Budget Day could reinvigorate the resistance to education cuts.

Millions are rising up against dictatorships in the Middle East, but neoliberalism in our education system has seen the LSE accept blood money from Saif Gaddafi and many universities invest in the arms trade.

The cuts will have a dramatic impact on women, ethnic minorities and LGBT students – and David Cameron’s attacks on multiculturalism are an attempt to deflect anger and divide our movement. Students have been the target of horse charges, dawn raids, pepper spray and kettling daring to protest for education. Join them, their parents and teachers as we look at how to defend our right to protest and help our movement grow.

The line up will be announced next week: expect to see strikers, occupiers, academics, journalists, politicians, authors and a video link up with the sit-in of the Wisconsin state capitol, USA.

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World Crisis



Thursday 24 February

Demonstration at the Universities UK spring meeting 2pm Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ.

University Vice Chancellors, whose organisation Universities UK will be holding its members’ meeting this Thursday, are preparing to hike up tuition fees and make attacks on the jobs, pay and pensions of university workers, who are now being balloted for strike action.

Many of them are also complicit in the brutal repression of protestors in the Middle East: for example, the London School of Economics (LSE) Centre for Global Governance accepted a £1.5million donation from Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, now the public face of the murderous dictatorship in Libya, and many universities work closely with arms manufacturers whose weapons have been sold across the region.

We stand in solidarity with the people of countries like Tunisia, Egypt and Libya as they demand bread, freedom and dignity. Part of this is fighting for a free and publicly funded education system, without fees, cuts or dodgy deals with dictators and arms dealers. This is why we will be marching on the Vice Chancellors’ Universities UK conference on Thursday, and why we support strike action by education workers against the VCs’ attacks.

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leaflet: After LSE accepts blood money, we need universities of solidarity 

poster/flyer for Thursday’s demonstration in London

leaflet to UCU members: students will support strike action


‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: (recording) and (live)

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