Unite For Education!

Perhaps inspired by the mass movement in Tunisia, people have again been taking to the streets to oppose the government’s education massacre.

Last Tuesday’s day of action in defence of EMA saw protests and rallies at many colleges, some of them numbering several hundred people. And on the day of the MPs’ vote around a thousand students marched to Parliament chanting “Hands off our EMA, make the f**king bankers pay!” – see this video on the Guardian website:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/video/2011/jan/19/students-streets-ema-video

These have been part of a broader movement against cuts, including the 400 who marched in Carlisle last week and the 200 academics demonstrating against education cuts in Cambridge.

Now all roads lead to the demonstrations in London and Manchester this Saturday. We need to put thousands on the streets again and show that our movement is alive and kicking and prepared for a long fight to defend education.

LONDON: Unite for education, Fight every cut!

Called by EAN and NCAFC. Supported by UCU, PCS, UNISON HE Committee and London Student Assembly.

Assemble 12pm, ULU, Malet St

March on Parliament

Leaflet to download: https://educationactivistnetwork.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/fight-every-cut-ean-jf.pdf

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186143168067779

Manchester: A future that works

Hosted by TUC, NUS and UCU

NUS & UCU march: Assemble 10:30am, Manchester Museum (near the corner of Oxford Rd with Brunswick St)

TUC, NUS & UCU rally: 12:30pm Platt Fields Park

Leaflet to download: http://www.ucu.org.uk/media/pdf/2/f/futurethatworks_29jan_poster.pdf

National Assembly for Education

11am-4pm Sunday 30th November, London School of Economics

The day after the demonstration, a number of last term’s University occupations have called for the movement to get together again and discuss the strategy for moving forward. We encourage all Education Activist Network supporters to attend and participate in this important event – open to university students, school and college students, education workers and all those who support our movement.

Further details including agenda: http://educationassembly.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/agenda-for-national-assembly/

Leaflet to download: http://educationassembly.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/national-assembly-for-education-a5-ii1.pdf

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131135960280538

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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