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UK University Occupations for Gaza Newswire Archive

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Student University Occupations: A Growing Movement

21-02-2009 14:32

Around 200 students from the University of St. Andrews have been in occupation of Lower College Hall, a key University building, since Wednesday at 12 when a petition signed by over 600 students and staff was handed to the university.

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20-02-2009 22:44

Update from St Andrews Occupation

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A Campus Sit-in against Israeli Occupation: An Interview with Three Participants

19-02-2009 14:35

On Friday, February 6, the University of Rochester-SDS (UR-SDS) organized an occupation of Goergen Hall at the University of Rochester for peace and solidarity with the Palestinians. The action was partially inspired by the wave of occupations across the UK in support of Palestine the past few weeks. UR-SDS made a list of demands of the administration (including divestment from weapons manufacturers, educational and humanitarian aid to Gaza, and scholarships for Palestinian students). In a related event, on Thursday, February 12, 2008 Hampshire College of Amherst, MA. became the first US school to divest from corporations profiting from the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

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St Andrews: Student Occupation Enters Second Day

19-02-2009 14:04

The occupation of a key University building by nearly 100 student protestors in St Andrews is now entering its second day after a petition signed by nearly 800 students and lecturers calling for the University to investigate it links with Israel was handed to the University.

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St Andrews Students Occupy Building to Protest Uni's Complicity With Israel

18-02-2009 14:57

The Occupation Begins
Over 60 students from St. Andrews have occupied Lower College Hall after a petition demanding that the University cut ties with Israeli contractors and institute an aid and scholarship programme was handed to the Principal.

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Edinburgh University Occupation Ends

17-02-2009 13:04

The Edinburgh University Occupation ended today, with demands partially met. The press release concerns what was achieved and what remains to be done, as well as some comment on what took place.

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Aberdeen Students Call for Israeli Boycott

16-02-2009 08:57

University of Aberdeen Students campaigning on campus.
Students from the University of Aberdeen are fighting for the freedom of Palestinians through a 'Boycott Israeli Goods' Campaign.

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pflp salute british students occupying universities in solidarity with gaza

16-02-2009 01:43

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine commends the students of Britain for their movement of occupations in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and calls for the continuation and expansion of the movement, said the Front in a statement on February 12, 2009.

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Notts Students Die-In Protest Against Arms Trade

16-02-2009 00:28

On Wednesday 11th February, a group of students staged a die-in protest to highlight the University of Nottingham's extensive links with arms companies. This protest was held as part of a national day of action against the arms trade, called by Campaign Against the Arms Trade Universitys Network.

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UEA Students Break the Occupation After 24 Hours

12-02-2009 19:02

The students occupying one section of the Arts building on campus have peacefully ended their action, having seen their demands addressed by the University. This action was provisionally a success. Thankyou to everyone involved for their support.

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Rally in support of the occupation

12-02-2009 14:42

The UEA Occupation continues!

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Manchester students occupy roof of Royal Bank of Scotland

11-02-2009 22:16

Around 35 students held a climate change ‘Eviction Demonstration’ outside (and on top of) a Royal Bank of Scotland branch at the University of Manchester Students Union on Wednesday 11th February 2009. The group from People and Planet have submitted a motion to the Union General Meeting proposing that the Union does not renew the lease for RBS’ branch when it expires in January 2010.

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University of East Anglia Occupied

11-02-2009 19:54

UEA buliding Arts was occupied this by around 10-12 students tonight, the Union Council has voted to be support the occupation, security (initially heavy handed got suddenly more polite when the media and various onlookers turned up!) Below is a copy of the leaflet we are handing out...

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Golsmiths University Occupied!

11-02-2009 19:32

on the way

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Roof top protest about BAE systems at Preston University

11-02-2009 17:56

Three people arrested after roof top protest about arms company BAE systems' involvement at University of Central Lancashire

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Suspended for supporting Gaza! Stand in solidarity with Matt Vicary

11-02-2009 17:05

Sheffield Hallam Students' Union is victimising Matt Vicary, Equal Opportunities officer for supporting the protests and occupations against the siege of Gaza. Matt is a dedicated and committed activist trying to force his Union to take up political campaigns and has been suspended by dictat of the President without being informed of the complaints or charges against him.

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Edinburgh University Occupied!

11-02-2009 14:43

Breaking News - Students at Edinburgh University occupy the main lecture theatre, beginning the 24th university occupation to take place in this country in recent weeks.

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Glasgow Uni liberated for Gaza!

10-02-2009 18:57

At 2pm yesterday, Glasgow University became the 24th Uni in the UK to be occupied by students in solidarity with the people of Gaza.

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Victory to student in Rochester after show of solidarity with Gaza

09-02-2009 22:35

Students at the University of Rochester (UR) and their supporters from the community occupied a campus building February 6 in solidarity with the victims of Israel's siege of Gaza--and in a matter of half a day declared victory after winning important concessions from the administration.