James Turley discusses the critical problem of organisation in the student movement
When I wrote for the Weekly Worker on the subject of the November 10 Millbank occupation, I warned that we might not have it so easy on the next round of anti-fees protests (‘After Millbank: the way forward’, November 18). One did not have to pick this up … read this post
Well, what a day. I think all of us are still processing exactly what went on at last Wednesday’s London protest at Whitehall. There were the highs of seeing so many young people rush into Whitehall still wearing their school uniforms, there were the lows of being treated like animals by the state apparatus of her majesty’s government. And there … read this post
Frances Grahl’s report of Wednesday’s demo in London. Originally posted at http://shareorshelve.blogspot.com/
12.30: Left work at Tottenham Court Road. Phone L. She was leaving Trafalgar Square ‘with the march’ to walk down Whitehall. Had expected ‘carnival’ in Trafalgar Square to last longer so hurry down Charing Cross Road.
12.45: Can see end of march in Whitehall. Lots of police vans … read this post
Curtis McLellan from Manchester Labour Students explains why students from schools, colleges and universities marched through the city against the cuts.
Over 3,000 people marched in Manchester to protest against the Governments reckless approach to higher education. Who were they? There were students from both the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford, the latter institution … read this post
Mark Harrison (CS Exec and The Commune) writes his personal reflection on the protests in Manchester.
Fortunately today I slept in and missed my 11am lecture and decided to go to what I expected to be a piddly little demo. What a pleasant surprise awaited me! By 12:30 approximately 3000 people had gathered at the designated meeting point at the … read this post