Protest: no fees, no cuts, no deals with dictators!
February 23, 2011 Leave a comment
Thurs 24 Feb
Demonstration at the Universities UK spring meeting
2pm Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ
University Vice Chancellors, whose organisation Universities UK will be holding its members’ meeting this Thursday, are preparing to hike up tuition fees and make attacks on the jobs, pay and pensions of university workers, who are now being balloted for strike action. Many of them are also complicit in the brutal repression of protestors in the Middle East: for example, the London School of Economics (LSE) Centre for Global Governance accepted a £1.5million donation from Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, now the public face of the murderous dictatorship in Libya, and many universities work closely with arms manufacturers whose weapons have been sold across the region.
We stand in solidarity with the people of countries like Tunisia, Egypt and Libya as they demand bread, freedom and dignity. Part of this is fighting for a free and publicly funded education system, without fees, cuts or dodgy deals with dictators and arms dealers. This is why we will be marching on the Vice Chancellors’ Universities UK conference on Thursday, and why we support strike action by education workers against the VCs’ attacks.
Click to download:
- leaflet: After LSE accepts blood money, we need universities of solidarity
- poster/flyer for Thursday’s demonstration in London
- leaflet to UCU members: students will support strike action