URGENT call for solidarity with victimised activists at Middlesex

Following the example of Sussex, the embattled management of Middlesex University is clamping down on activists protesting against the closure of its internationally-acclaimed Philosophy department.  Two students and two members of staff have been suspended on highly punitive terms, with disciplinary procedures to start this Friday.  This is a dangerous escalation that cannot go unchallenged.

What you can do

  • Send letters of condemnation to the board of governors and the Vice Chancellor Michael Driscoll (m.driscoll@mdx.ac.uk and copy to  savemdxphil@gmail.com), and encourage others – particularly high-profile academics and trade union bodies – to do the same.
  • Download and print the Middlesex campaigners’ petition.
  • Attend the rally against the suspensions at 4pm on Thursday 27th May (Middlesex Hendon campus)
  • Join the picket outside the hearings from 10am on Friday 28th May.  Bring union & campaign banners where possible
  • Follow the SaveMDXPhil blog for further updates

About educationactivistnetwork
The education activist network provides national coordination for trade unionists, academics, university workers and student campaigners fighting to defend jobs and education in the UK.

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