American Students National Day of Action to Defend Education

Submitted by AWL on 1 March, 2012 - 5:12
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A National Day of Action has been called today by Students for a Democratic Society – the American equivalent of NCAFC – supported by the American Occupy movement, to demand better access to education, lower tuition fees, and the cutting of top-paid administrator’s salaries.

The March 1st Day of Action to Defend Education, known as M1, will see widespread occupations of high school and university campuses across America; including Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Chicago, Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia and many others.

Essex students occupy in solidarity with strikes

Submitted by AWL on 30 November, 2011 - 10:20

Students at Essex University have occupied a lecture theatre in support of striking workers.

About 30 students, who say they have no political affiliation, say they intend to stay until December 6 when a meeting about changes to campus accommodation is due to be held.

The students, who are in a small lecture theatre, say they are protesting in solidarity with the strikers today including their lecturers, for free education, and against changes to accommodation services and privatisation of universities.

Glasgow student occupiers win

Submitted by AWL on 15 August, 2011 - 11:03

The Hetherington building at Glasgow University will re-open as a new teaching space after a six-month student-led occupation forced Glasgow University management to retreat from its plans to keep the former post-graduate social club closed. A public statement from the occupiers also announces management climb-downs on course cuts and compulsory redundancies.

Leaflet - Students should support the UCU strike danrawnsley Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:56

On Thursday the 24th of March lecturers in colleges across the country will be striking against attacks on their pensions, the threat of redundancies and pay cuts. Our tutors will be taking part in one of the first major trade union actions against the government's austerity plans. They need our support!

Why should we show solidarity?

GMB backs NCAFC demonstration

Submitted by AWL on 18 January, 2011 - 10:44

Another demonstration is being planned against the increase in student tuition fees, with organisers hoping that tens of thousands of people will take part in the protest in the new year.

The latest national protest will be on January 29 in central London, following a wave of demonstrations in recent weeks which have led to a number of arrests and controversy over police tactics.

The Education Activist Network and the National Campaign Against Cuts & Fees have written to trade unions seeking their support for next year's demo.

Hull students occupy

Submitted by martin on 13 December, 2010 - 11:15

On 13 December students from Hull occupied rooms on the first floor of Staff House on the Hull campus of the University of Hull.

This is a peaceful protest against the cuts in education and EMA, job losses and fees. The occupiers demand that no students or staff are singled out or victimised for assisting or taking part in the occupation.

They call on the University to allow free movement in and out of the occupation and call on students, staff and supporters to join the occupation.