To show support to students and protesters brutally attacked by the police last week, Cardiff students joined yesterday’s national day of action with a demonstration outside of Cardiff university.
Nearly 40 students attended the cops of campus protest from two different universities and a local sixth form, all showing their anger at this attack on the right to protest.
A letter condemning the violence and demanding that the NUS call a national demonstration was signed by many on the protest, including students union officers. » Read more..
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by Hugh Caffrey
Bursaries offer a lifeline to poorer students. Now the government that gave us £9000 fees is snatching this away. Socialist Students supports the protests against this cut and agrees that while it is the government’s fault, nonetheless universities should be making up the shortfall in bursary funding from their own generous reserves. » Read more..
- Fight for the right to protest
- NUS call and mobilise a mass national demonstration to defend democratic rights on campus
- Drop all charges against arrested protesters
- Re-instate the five suspended Sussex students
- For the right to demonstrate on and off campus. Stop university management’s disciplining students for protesting
- For a student and trade union led inquiry into police violence at the University of London
- Workers and students unite. For trade union organised stewarding and ‘legal observers’ to help defend demonstrators
- Build a mass, national campaign against cuts, fees and privatisation – we will not be cowed!
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Socialist Students, an organisation central to the 2010 student movement against tuition fees, has strongly condemned the recent wave of repression against students protesting during the last week. Students from the group, who have been involved in the occupations and protests that have taken place over the last week, have said that the heavy handed and often violent police response, organised in collusion with university managements, is an ‘affront to democracy’. » Read more..
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