Interview with David Cave, Loughborough People and Planet. What's going on at Loughborough? I’m a member of Loughborough People and Planet. We’ve been campaigning in Loughborough for the last 3 years- on environmental justice, on workers' rights and on migrants' rights. We've just released a letter to the Office for Students calling on them to investigate the University … Continue reading “We need unbreakable solidarity”: Fighting for the right to protest at Loughborough University
By Cathy Nugent As the UCU prepares for another round of strike action, and a further 14 universities vote to take part, more Universities face potentially devastating cuts. While there is a £1 billion surplus across higher education, those resources are unevenly distributed and over the last few years many Unis have faced cuts. Recently … Continue reading Stop these Uni cuts!
By Maisie Sanders Students in Pakistan have been protesting for the restoration of student unions, which have been banned since 1984. On Friday 29 November there were protests in over 50 cities under the banner Student Solidarity March, with workers and trade unions joining the protests too. They are also demanding free education and no … Continue reading Student protesters in Pakistan are arrested for sedition
Republished from Reading Communist and Anarchist Society - get in touch with messages of solidarity and let Reading management know we demand no victimisation and defend the right to protest. Two students were banned from campus, and one suspended, after being falsely accused of assault. We’ve released a statement on what happened. We find this … Continue reading Student suspended during attempted occupation: Statement from Reading
By a Strathclyde occupier On Tuesday morning we occupied the largest lecture theatre on campus. With classes being cancelled we wrote up a 3 point plan of demands: 1. Negotiation Full negotiation with UCU over: a. The Gender Pay Gap & Ethnic Pay Gap b. Pensions c. … Continue reading Strathclyde occupier: If you want to do direct action, your only regret will be not starting sooner!
Charlie Porter, Education Officer at the University of Sheffield Student Union and a member of Student Left Network, spoke about what is going on at University of Sheffield: The name of our group is a hashtag, it’s #HEStrikesBack – we chose that name because we want to say that the strike is not just about … Continue reading Sheffield #HEStrikesBack: We need a national movement of student solidarity
By Rachael Baylis, University of Brighton I'm about to tell you about the actual levels of corruption, blackmail, deceit and morally reprehensible behaviours that are taking place within Brighton Students Union by our officers IN OUR NAME. So grab a cup of tea or something because this is a long story which actually you couldn't … Continue reading Brighton SU doesn’t speak for us!
By Cathy Nugent, Goldsmiths On Monday 25 November the BBC’s Panorama programme presented leaked Chinese government documents providing further evidence of how China has systematically forcibly detained and attempted “brainwashing” of Uyghur, Kaz Kazakh, and other Turkic Muslim minorities in East Turkestan/Xinjiang region of China. “Training” in the camps consists of compulsory remedial Mandarin studies, … Continue reading Brainwashing a million people
Strathclyde and Edinburgh universities are occupied! Students at Edinburgh and Strathclyde are occupying university buildings in support of the UCU strike - send messages of solidarity to the Strathclyde occupation here and Edinburgh here. Read the Edinburgh occupation's statement here: they are occupying the David Hume Tower until the strike demands have been met, and also demand … Continue reading Occupations, demos, banner drops and picket lines: UCU Strike days 1 & 2!
On Thursday 14 November activists from Sheffield Hallam, Sussex, Imperial, LSE, Cambridge, Aston, Reading joined the Zoom call to share what we're planning on our campuses to support the UCU strike, demands we are raising, what students' unions are doing and how we can link up these campaigns into a national movement. If you missed … Continue reading National solidarity summit, coordinated action… Minutes from 14/11 zoom