On 14-15 June, the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts hosted two national meetings, Class[room] Struggle and the Free Education Meeting.
Speakers involved in the dispute at Lambeth College opened the first event. Discussions throughout the day ranged from looking at the class struggle from a gendered perspective, anti-racism campaigning and living wage struggles on campus.
The second event saw a broad group of activists vote on a set of action points, mandating those present to mobilise as many as possible for a national demonstration next term, to make a promotional film for free education and to ask NUS to call a national free education meeting as part of its summer training, amongst others.
Despite the turn-out being unimpressive, the discussions were directed more sharply toward class struggle, direct action and the idea that this is all part of a fight for a better society.