report back from Sunday’s co-ordination meeting

On Saturday 20th November students, lecturers and workers came to Birkbeck for the Education Activist co-ordination meeting and to discuss the next steps for the movement.

 Students from Manchester, Sheffield, Essex, Sussex and many other colleges and universities reported on the actions they would be taking throughout the week and more specifically on November 24. All of them have been having meetings with more than 100 people and are co-ordinating actions between FE colleges and their respective universities.

 Two decisions were voted on at the meeting: 1) to hold a national co-ordination meeting on Sunday, 28 November 2) to hold a teach-in ‘Education for the people not the market’.


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One Response to report back from Sunday’s co-ordination meeting

  1. People's Front of Judea says:

    Following the national co-ordination meeting on the 21st, another will be held on the 28th. I think I saw a film like this once…

    REG: Right. Now, uh, item four: attainment of world supremacy within the next five years. Uh, Francis, you’ve been doing some work on this.

    FRANCIS: Yeah. Thank you, Reg. Well, quite frankly, siblings, I think five years is optimistic, unless we can smash the Roman empire within the next twelve months.

    REG: Twelve months?

    FRANCIS: Yeah, twelve months. And, let’s face it. As empires go, this is the big one, so we’ve got to get up off our arses and stop just talking about it!

    COMMANDOS: Hear! Hear!

    LORETTA: I agree. It’s action that counts, not words, and we need action now.

    COMMANDOS: Hear! Hear!

    REG: You’re right. We could sit around here all day talking, passing resolutions, making clever speeches. It’s not going to shift one Roman soldier!

    FRANCIS: So, let’s just stop gabbing on about it. It’s completely pointless and it’s getting us nowhere!

    COMMANDOS: Right!

    LORETTA: I agree. This is a complete waste of time.

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