UK University Occupations for Gaza Newswire Archive
31-01-2009 03:33Listen to the members of the occupation and their experiences of the day’s events. Including four people making their Riseup Radio debuts and more insights into the University’s feeble threats.
30-01-2009 11:54King's Occupation needs your support to win their full set of demands. Support the occupations, deprive Israel of support and investment.
30-01-2009 03:51This months podcast comes from the Law and Social Science building, room B52. Listen here: http://riseupradio.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/13-february-2009-occupation-special/
29-01-2009 04:58We speak to four students about their experiences on the first night of the occupation of room B62 in the Law and Social Science Building at University of Nottingham.
Here goes...possibly what will be my last photo report from inside the occupation, given recent events.
Mind you, it's not over yet!
29-01-2009 01:07This is the statement issued by the general assembly of the Cambridge law school occupation about their imminent threat of eviction.
29-01-2009 00:51At about 9pm the university closed the doors of the occupation not
allowing anyone to go in any more. A statement from the university was
distributed inside stating that the occupiers were trespassing (but of
course no injunction -- therefore not making it an actual legal issue
yet.) A group of about 50 people were outside to show their
solidarity, including lots of people who had left the occupation to be
present at the CUSU (student union) meeting where motions relating to
the occupation were discussed.
28-01-2009 22:05The following is from the Cambridge Gaza Solidarity Occupation at the Law Faculty...
28-01-2009 20:40Students of Sheffield this evening occupied an upper floor lecture theater in Sheffield Hallam University after a meeting on the conflict in Gaza.
28-01-2009 13:44At midday today an agreement was reached with the university management, ending negotiations and the occupation. We thank everybody who has contributed towards this success; the students for taking part, the staff for their friendly comments, our MP for his support and the university management for their prompt willingness to meet with us.
28-01-2009 11:39At half past nine last night, an agreement was reached with the university management, ending negotiations and the occupation. We thank everybody who has contributed towards our success in achieving our demands.
28-01-2009 03:03Despite being denied proper access to the Law Faculty building, ex-ambassador Craig Murray spoke and answered questions from the entrance for over 45 minutes. He spoke on the US war in Central Asia for control over natural gas pipelines, Lord Taylor of Blackburn and other war profiteers, and anti-Muslim propaganda in the media. Murray explicitly supported several key demands of the occupation as reasonable: that the university withdraw investment from the arms trade; that there be bursaries for Palestinian students; and that the university condemn Israel's recent actions towards Gaza.
27-01-2009 22:55breaking news
27-01-2009 13:33Following a midday rally in the centre of campus, over 80 students took occupation of the university's boardroom. The previous week, students had voted to submit various demands to the university relating to the Gaza conflict but the Vice-Chancellor has yet to respond fully.
27-01-2009 13:21In solidarity with the people of Gaza, students at Sussex University have now occupied a leacture theater for over a week. Yesterday Last Hours interviewed a student that has been involved with the occupation.
26-01-2009 02:39I just spent the last 6 hours at the Law School occupation in Cambridge – this is the last report from Sunday evening / Monday early morning. It seems the university has issued an ultimatum for students to clear the school by Sunday midnight, which still has to happen, as people are slowly drifting to sleep in the lecture theatres. It seems they otherwise have refused to continue negotiations which has not allowed for any progress on the demands or people to go home. The music night planned was delayed by a talk from students of Sussex University that is still under occupation, as well as a last plenary for the evening.