novaramedia:

Aaron Bastani reports from #CopsOffCampus.

Really great report from the demo and run-up from Novara Media - an institution I’m really glad London has, even if they do sometimes baffle me with long words!

sussexasn:

All of these universities have been occupied between September and December 2013. There has been no national centralised planning or co-ordination. Who said the student movement was dead?

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sussexasn:

All of these universities have been occupied between September and December 2013. There has been no national centralised planning or co-ordination. Who said the student movement was dead?

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novaramedia:

#acab at #copsoffcampus

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today has been a fucking terrible news day

ucl4carpenters:

Our Alternative Stratford Exhibition is quickly taking shape. The exhibition focusses on the stories and opinions of the residents of the Carpenters estate, several of whom visited the occupation this evening - more information soon.

Totally wanna visit this later!

Quebec elections – Overcoming September 4 (Le Devoir)

translatingtheprintempserable:

Christian Nadeau, Philosophy professor at Université de Montréal        September 1, 2012

Original French Text: http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/elections-2012/358264/surmonter-le-4-septembre


Photo caption: Last spring, the strike called into question a social order in which politics belong solely to those elected. It is our duty from today onward to follow up on those commitments, writes Christian Nadeau. (Photo credit: Jacques Nadeau, Le Devoir)

On August 1, Quebec’s lieutenant governor general, Pierre Duchesne, signed the order that would dissolve the National Assembly and trigger Quebec’s 40th general elections. Since that day, it’s been as though the debate of ideas had been completely set aside in favour of partisan streamlining and of the daily trivial circumstances affecting politicians. 

The very moment the elections were called, politics were reclaimed by political professionals. Since then, they have been completely monopolizing the news, which has had the effect of further distancing civil society from its representatives. But how can we explain such a public infatuation – for it has been “public” – for Caesars devoid of their Rubicon, whose close guard always comprises one or two Brutus? 

What happened? How did we come to that? How could we have so quickly turned our backs to the formidable political momentum kindled by the student strike and the events of this past spring? 

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interesting read, given the recent PQ win and their cancellation of the student fee hike proposal

(via translatingtheprintempserable)

"2,000 overseas, non-EU, students have 60 days to find an alternative institution to sponsor them or face deportation."

philosophy-of-praxis:

amberine:

This is so awful.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-19419395

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/newsarticles/2012/august/28-LMU-revoked1

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/aug/30/london-metropolitan-university-international-students

http://www.nusconnect.org.uk/blogs/blog/aaronkiely/2012/08/30/Defend-international-students-at-London-Met-facing-deportation-let-international-students-study/

“This government’s move to deport thousands of international students studying at London Met University is totally disgraceful.  The Tories should not be allowed to throw international students out of the country at will - students who have spent years studying and have paid thousands of pounds may now be denied the chance to finish their education.

Let this government be warned that deporting international students will cause huge damage to Britain’s reputation across the world. We will rightly be seen as a country, which treats foreign students with disrespect and contempt – making Britain an extremely unattractive destination for future international students.”

http://educationactivistnetwork.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/london-met-hands-off-our-students-hands-off-our-classmates/

“Both university management and UKBA need to hear our message loud and clear: ‘Hands off our students – Hands off our classmates’. Future demonstrations, stunts and actions will be called by the respective unions on campus. We have to carry this message into this autumn’s TUC demonstration on October 20 and the NUS demonstration on November 21.”

TUC demo - http://www.facebook.com/events/181510105308324/

NUS demo - http://www.facebook.com/events/259158454193672/

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION - http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/support-for-london-metropolitan-university-and-internat1.html

There are two petitions, this one is also going around and seems to have more by means of signatures:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/amnesty-for-international-students-at-london-metropolit.html

I think we have to recognise this as unabashed racism on the part of the ConDem government.  London Met as a university is renowned for it’s large number of international students, and home-shores students are also much more proportionately from working class backgrounds.  The decision could make London Met financially unviable and force it to close.  This is both a racist attack against multicultural society, and an extension of the Tory’s attack against working class people having access to higher education.

The Education Activist Network is also mounting a solidarity campaign in support of students effected by this. 

http://educationactivistnetwork.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/hands-off-our-students-hands-off-our-classmates-photo-campaign/

this is a good bit more info about the campaign than I was planning on posting

follow handsoffourclassmates for some solidarity photos (and potentially more info)

(via ceborgia)

thepeoplesrecord:

Thousands of Canadian students march in sixth mass demonstration against austerity measuresAugust 22, 2012
Thousands gathered in Place du Canada for the sixth mass demonstration to protest against university tuition fee hikes Wednesday afternoon, blowing whistles, drumming and calling for a more just Quebec.
While numbers were far short of the hundreds of thousands seen last spring, student leaders said it was the largest protest ever organized during an electoral campaign and a sign of the renewal of the protest movement.
“We already have far more than seen in the summer protests held on the 22nd of each month (which drew about 10,000 people,” said Jeremie Bedard-Wien, spokesman for CLASSE. “The mobilization is starting up again.”
As of 2:45 p.m., marchers were still assembling and preparing to take to the streets. Along with students, 100,000 of whom voted for a strike day Wednesday as most opted for a return to class last week, several unions and members of a coalition protesting against the privatization of public services and user fees for things like health care were also in attendance.
Student associations FEUQ and FECQ called for youth to vote en masse to oust the Liberal government that instituted the fee hikes. CLASSE, however, said the political debates have shown their demands are not being recognized, and said the fight would continue no matter who was elected.
By 3:30, the protest was starting to resemble marches of the spring, with tens of thousands clogging University St. From René Lévesque to Sherbrooke and then heading east.
Many held placards reading “I’m voting for (blank), with words like ” education” “change,”” tomorrow” and “us.” None said Charest, although many read “anyone but Charest.” There were also a few PQs and Quebec Solidaires.
CLASSE had been calling for the biggest march in history of Quebec, which was asking a lot given the election campaign that has put the issue somewhat in limbo pending its outcome.
But as CLASSE and the other student federations were hoping, Wednesday’s march proved the issues have not died down for many.
Protest perrennial Anarchopanda came out, and a few people clutched stuffed pandas, one of the student movement’s unofficial mascots.
All was peaceful, and noisy as of 3:45.
Source
Montreal leading the way for other mass student demonstrations! 

thepeoplesrecord:

Thousands of Canadian students march in sixth mass demonstration against austerity measures
August 22, 2012

Thousands gathered in Place du Canada for the sixth mass demonstration to protest against university tuition fee hikes Wednesday afternoon, blowing whistles, drumming and calling for a more just Quebec.

While numbers were far short of the hundreds of thousands seen last spring, student leaders said it was the largest protest ever organized during an electoral campaign and a sign of the renewal of the protest movement.

“We already have far more than seen in the summer protests held on the 22nd of each month (which drew about 10,000 people,” said Jeremie Bedard-Wien, spokesman for CLASSE. “The mobilization is starting up again.”

As of 2:45 p.m., marchers were still assembling and preparing to take to the streets. Along with students, 100,000 of whom voted for a strike day Wednesday as most opted for a return to class last week, several unions and members of a coalition protesting against the privatization of public services and user fees for things like health care were also in attendance.

Student associations FEUQ and FECQ called for youth to vote en masse to oust the Liberal government that instituted the fee hikes. CLASSE, however, said the political debates have shown their demands are not being recognized, and said the fight would continue no matter who was elected.

By 3:30, the protest was starting to resemble marches of the spring, with tens of thousands clogging University St. From René Lévesque to Sherbrooke and then heading east.

Many held placards reading “I’m voting for (blank), with words like ” education” “change,”” tomorrow” and “us.” None said Charest, although many read “anyone but Charest.” There were also a few PQs and Quebec Solidaires.

CLASSE had been calling for the biggest march in history of Quebec, which was asking a lot given the election campaign that has put the issue somewhat in limbo pending its outcome.

But as CLASSE and the other student federations were hoping, Wednesday’s march proved the issues have not died down for many.

Protest perrennial Anarchopanda came out, and a few people clutched stuffed pandas, one of the student movement’s unofficial mascots.

All was peaceful, and noisy as of 3:45.

Source

Montreal leading the way for other mass student demonstrations! 

(via proletarianinstinct)

globalvoices:

In July, a group of Moroccan students launched a Facebook page called “The Union of Moroccan Students to Change the Education System” (French acronym: UECSE). The group is a gathering of young Moroccans whose aim is to “act, and discuss concrete solutions to improve the education system”. In less than a month, the Facebook page attracted well over 10,000 members and a lot of support on social media.
The momentum seems to have been fueled by news that the government may be planning to toughen the tuition policy at public universities. The group called for a nationwide demonstration on Sunday, August 6, 2012, to “encourage civil society and the Moroccan political elite to open a national debate on measures to reform the system.”
See more photos and videos from the protest and read about Moroccan students demanding education reform on Global Voices.

globalvoices:

In July, a group of Moroccan students launched a Facebook page called “The Union of Moroccan Students to Change the Education System” (French acronym: UECSE). The group is a gathering of young Moroccans whose aim is to “act, and discuss concrete solutions to improve the education system”. In less than a month, the Facebook page attracted well over 10,000 members and a lot of support on social media.

The momentum seems to have been fueled by news that the government may be planning to toughen the tuition policy at public universities. The group called for a nationwide demonstration on Sunday, August 6, 2012, to “encourage civil society and the Moroccan political elite to open a national debate on measures to reform the system.”

See more photos and videos from the protest and read about Moroccan students demanding education reform on Global Voices.

(via sharquaouia-deactivated20121015)

missvoltairine:

engreve:

Here’s a brief excerpt from the book, by Laura Ellyn.

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