Coordinating meeting – 6pm Saturday 20th November, Birkbeck
November 18, 2010 1 Comment
Today 300 school students in Barnet, North London, marched on the local Tory surgery and dumped old shirts – accusing the Tories of taking the shirts from their backs. School and FE students across the country are expected to join the day of walkouts against fees and cuts.
Walkouts in Leeds and Liverpool are expected to draw several thousand students. 100 students at an Education Activist Network meeting at Sheffield University voted for action on the day. Students who occupied in recent weeks at Goldsmiths College and the Universities of Manchester and Essex will also be out in force.
Activists at London South Bank University are looking to escalate their campaign against cuts after being told they cannot hold meetings on campus. Students are coming out in support of the UCU at the University of East London and Unison at Birmingham University where industrial disputes are imminent.
The cleares call came from the 200 students who occupied their lecture theatre at the University of Sussex. Oppose tuition fees! Oppose cuts! Oppose the victimization of the Millbank protesters! They have also called on students in other universities to follow their lead.
This Wednesday promises to be a massive step forward for resistance to cuts and fees, bringing students anger to life at universities and colleges across the country. The Education Activist Network is holding a practical coordination meeting on Saturday.
Students will report how the 24th is shaping at their universities. We will discuss how we can coordinate the different actions on the day in Central London – and how we can spread and organize the occupations that follow.
Come to the co-ordination meeting:
6pm Saturday 20th November
Birkbeck College Room MAL B04