This weekend, restart the movement for 2011

This Saturday’s demonstrations are a perfect opportunity to bring the spirit of last year’s student revolt back onto the streets – in Manchester and in London. And the National Assembly for Education on Sunday can bring our movement back together to discuss and unite around a strategy for 2011.

 Momentum for the march on Parliament continues to build up in. Leading trade unionists have sent messages of support, including Billy Hayes of the CWU and Mark Serwotka of the PCS. The newly-established Tunisia Solidarity Campaign will now be marching with us to bring the spirit of the movement that brought down dictator Ben Ali. And we have reports of coaches being booked from across the southern half of the country.

 A number of the occupations from last term have also called for a National Education Assembly the day after the demonstration to bring together the students who have walked out and sat in and the education workers who, in the case of UCU, will now be balloting for strike action. We can share experiences and coordinate future campaigns through February and beyond – up to and including a national shutdown of universities and colleges on strike day or budget day.


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

Saturday 29th January

Assemble 12pm, ULU, Malet St, to march on Parliament

Line-up for opening rally at ULU: 

  • Ruby Hirsch La Swap College occupation
  • Alan Whittaker UCU President
  • Michael Chessum NCAFC
  • Max Watson UNISON NEC
  • UCL occupier
  • Alfie Meadows, Defend the Right to Protest
  • Kings College London, We Support our Teachers
  • Tunisia Solidarity Campaign

  Closing rally from 2pm outside Parliament

  • Jody McIntyre activist and journalist
  • John McDonnell MP
  • Barnaby Raine Westminster School, School students against the War
  • Zita Holbourne PCS, Black Activists Rising Against Cuts
  • Jim Wolfreys UCU NEC, Kings College
  • Kanja Sessay NUS Black Students Campaign
  • Alex Kenny NUT NEC
  • Mark Bergfeld NUS NEC, Education Activist Network
  • LSE occupier

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Demonstration in Manchester called by NUS, TUC and UCU

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11am-4pm Sunday 30th January

The Quad, London School of Economics, Houghton St

Called by Autumn 2010 university occupations including Kings College London, LSE, Sheffield, Manchester, UWE and UEL. Supported by Education Activist Network, National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, London Student Assembly.

10.30 – 11am Registration

11am – 12noon Opening session: Short introductions followed by discussion with:

  • Jody McIntyre, journalist and activist
  • Ben Beach, UCL occupation
  • Ruby Hirsch, Le Swap school
  • Mohamed Bani, eye witness to Tunisian revolution
  • Jim Wolfreys UCU NEC, Kings College

12noon – 2pm break outs

* Higher Education students * organising the occupation movement * building support for the education strike and shut down of education

* School and College Students * organising at school and college * building a walk out * supporting strike action

* Education workers * Building for the strike ballot * Building for 26th March TUC national demonstration

2pm – 2.30pm lunch

2.30pm – 4pm Report backs from break outs and discussion of future actions.

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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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