Update on the national demonstration
November 8, 2011 Leave a comment
Tomorrow’s national demonstration looks to see thousands of students, lecturers and academics take it to the streets of London. Coaches will be coming from York, Manchester, Essex, Oxford, Cambridge, Lancaster, Portsmouth, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Sheffield and many other places from across the country.
Here’s a timeline of the day:
6.40 am – The Education Activist Network will be starting the day by joining up with striking electricians facing 35% pay cuts at the Pinnacle (Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street tube). Power to the Sparks – Students and workers unite!
10am – Queen Mary University (Mile End Rd) & UEL University Square
10.30am – Tent City University – Occupy London’s education arm – is holding one of its ‘teach-outs’ at 10.30am at Russell Square, just around the corner from the march start point. It promises a lively discussion looking at the attacks on FE and HE education, the issues of social justice, commodification and radical alternatives. Speakers include George Monbiot, Polly Toynbee, Richard Hall and Dave Hill (of the Social Science Centre), Alex Callinicos (King’s College London), Guy Mitchell (the Really Open University, anti-cuts activist) with lots of space for discussion. oldsmiths College meet-up
11am – Rallies organised around Central London universities
12 – Assemble at ULU – March to the City!
3pm – Protest songs for Occupy LondonFrom at Occupy London Stock Exchange by St Paul’s there will be a very special gathering of political, folk and acoustic singers, supporting Occupy London and the student demonstration. Chumbawamba, Peggy Seeger, Billy Bragg, Roy Bailey, Steve Knightley, Leon Rosselson and Tony Benn will all be there, so bring your loudest singing voice and be ready to join in.