After the vote: Unkettle Education!

MONDAY 13TH DECEMBER

6pm – Unkettle Education!

How do we stop fees, save EMA and defend our right to protest?
Edmund J Saffra theatre, King’s College London, Strand WC2

Called by Education Activist Network, supported by London Region UCU

Click here to download a flyer for the event

Speakers include:

  • Logic MC
  • Ali Alizadeh – Friends of Alfie Meadows
  • Ruby Hirsch – La Swap College occupation
  • Regine Pilling – London Region UCU
  • Sara Tomlinson – teacher
  • Matt Foot – campaigning lawyer representing arrested students
  • Marcia Rigg – United Campaign Against Police Violence and Sean Rigg: Justice & Change Campaign
  • Ryan Ahmed – New Vic College student

MPs have now voted to triple university fees and are cutting off the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA). This would close the doors of higher and further education to a whole generation.

Students who have defied sub-zero temperatures to take to the streets in protest have been subject to an unprecedented level of police repression, with thousands kettled long into the cold winter night, hundreds arrested. One student, Alfie Meadows, needed emergency brain surgery after being hit with a truncheon. Another, Tahmeena Bax, was knocked unconscious and then subject to racial abuse by police.

This generation that will not be silenced, kettled or denied an education. This revolt has already inspired parents, teachers and millions of people facing the Con-Dem axe. Now we need to come together and ask how we can defeat these attacks and win the right to education for all.

Click here for map

4pm – protest at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills
1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET
Called by Education Activist Network, supported by London Region UCU
Assemble 3:30pm Trafalgar Square

These events are part of a day of action to defend EMA, called by a coalition of trade unions. For more information see http://emacampaign.org.uk

Friends of Alfie Meadows

KETTLE THE COPS – Peaceful Protest against Police Violence

Tuesday 14th December 1pm.
New Scotland yard, 8-10 Broadway, London SW1H 0BG
Alfie Meadows was brutally assaulted by police on the 9th. He suffered severe brain haemorrhaging and has undergone 3 hours of brain surgery. Due to luck his situation is now stable. This is a call for all to show your solidarity with him and the fight for our civil liberties, of which the right to education and the right to protest are both crucial parts. Bring hard hats, fancy hats and any other kind of hat you can. Let’s get noticed.

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.

One Response to After the vote: Unkettle Education!

  1. Ram Pandit says:

    Dude, no offence but the guy you put up on BBC news needs media training or you should consider using someone else.

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