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Reflections on Cardiff University Occupation

Salaam 'Alaykum | 28.02.2009 14:07 | University Occupations for Gaza | Free Spaces | Palestine

Following on from comments made on an earlier post:
I am angry and wanted to say things which people would see, not comment on an old article.

The occupation is a success, we made our point, no point in dragging it out, blah blah fucking blah!

Forgive me if I sound pissed off, the occupation of the Large Shandon Lecture Theatre meant a lot to me, but as I now sit in more comfortable surroundings I can't help but feel that people from OUTSIDE the university with VERY DIFFERENT agendas SOLD US OUT. We only got a few of our demands met and by leaving so early lost an opportunity to spread our message throughout the student body as a whole.

These people from the SWP only want to add members to their tiny little group, not fight for justice in Palestine. The way one of them lectured our brothers in Gaza during the video link up made me feel ill. They may join us condemning Israel, but they are not really our friends.

Some other people gave support and came down to give HELP (not CONTROL) if only the SWP could have acted in the same way, thankyou to the people behind;


Salaam 'Alaykum
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Display the following 17 comments

  1. swp - and the student occupations — same old story !
  2. Should still be there! — not happy
  3. Unity — Adam J
  4. It really is — we never learn
  5. Sectarian Bullshit — Rebel with a cause
  6. Nice words Adam — @ trotwatcher
  7. To sum up . . . — Adam J
  8. What do you expect? — same old story
  9. enough said — occupying student
  10. C'mon!! — Occupier
  11. Let's rock and roll — Adam J
  12. Monopolise Resistance - a critique of how the SWP operates — Worth reading
  13. Further Comment — Adam J
  14. The lady doth protest too much methinks — ex-trot
  15. unity means what.. — FTP
  16. In defence of Marx — Adam J
  17. Cut The Shit — Dan