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Demonstration for Alfie Meadows - Tuesday 14th December London

12-12-2010 12:30

Friends of Alfie Meadows
Tuesday 14th December
1pm. New Scotland yard,
8-10 Broadway,
London SW1H 0BG

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More Images (Tuition Fees Protest)

12-12-2010 10:58

More pics and report of London Tuition Fees Protest (9 Dec 10)

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12-12-2010 00:44

we are a community group looking for active members wishing to set up a community supported agricultural scheme in Shirehampton Bristol or work an individual allotment.

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Goldsmiths Library Occupation is successful

11-12-2010 23:22

Goldsmiths University Management has agreed to the occupation's demand that the Library is reopened tomorrow morning.

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London Tuition Fees Demonstration (09/12/2010) - Part 2

11-12-2010 18:41

Succinct message!
London Tuition Fees Demonstration (09/12/2010) Part 2: Parlaiment Square.

I arrived in Parlaiment Square at approximately 2:30pm, by which time there were already several thousand other people there.

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Goldsmiths Students Open University Library to the public

11-12-2010 10:25

Goldsmiths Occupation
A group of Goldsmiths students and staff have re-opened the University Library to the public for discussions, idea-sharing and teach-ins. Statement by the group.

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The Fight For Parliament (A Personal Recap of the 9th Dec)

11-12-2010 02:12

from the position of a protester as opposed to the police force or the media

Note - I am not the original author, the original author has agreed for me to post this to help spread alternative views. Although he has been cited in the link approve, he would probably appreciate it if you didn't contact him.

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You want the Wombles to return?

11-12-2010 01:57

"So what? So what if this country tells us that we're down and out"

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Radcliffe reclaimed (Oxford)

10-12-2010 23:55

In Oxford, 500 people gathered on Cornmarket to protest against cuts to education, and ended up occupying the famous Bodlean Library for over 28 hours. Students from local schools and colleges joined those from Oxford Uni, Brookes and Ruskin.

Article taken from Issue 2 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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Roaming marches stun Oxford

10-12-2010 23:52

Large anti-cuts marches disrupted Oxford city centre on 30th November, briefly occupying County Hall, Barclays, Lloyds, and Castle Mound, disrupting traffic, roaming through streets and shopping centres.

Article taken from Issue 2 of The Ox-Fly - Oxford's radical newsletter:

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Guerrilla Orchestra - Birmingham musicians protest against cuts

10-12-2010 23:38

At 18.00 on Friday 10th December musicians staged a 'Guerrilla Orchestra' in Birmingham city centre in protest of cuts to higher education, the Arts Council, and local councils..

Click here to view video..

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Tuition Fees Demo - Imgs (2)

10-12-2010 23:24

Burning Placard
Images of Student Tuition Fees Demo 9 Dec 2010

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Tuition Fees Demo - Imgs (1)

10-12-2010 22:27

Images of Student Tuition Fees Demo 9 Dec 2010

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Festive Greetings from Student Demonstrators

10-12-2010 18:29

Christmas Card
A festive response to the Christmas message sent by Greek demonstrators during the 2008 riots ...Sorry for the late reply.

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London Tuition Fees Demonstration (09/12/2010) - Part 1

10-12-2010 17:22

A sea of Placards!
London Tuition Fees Demonstration (09/12/2010) Part 1: Before Parlaiment Square.

Here starts my coverage of events as I witnessed them yesterday. Because what happened at Parlaiment Square turned to be such a turning point in the demo, I have decided to divide this report into two sections, with this first section covering what happened before we reached Parlaiment Square.

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Images Trafalgar Square Student Protest

10-12-2010 16:36

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree Torched!
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree Torched!

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Lincoln Uni Indefinitely Occupied

10-12-2010 12:15

Lincoln University has gone into 'spontaneous' occupation on 8th Dec following a protest through the city.

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A sad day for democracy

10-12-2010 04:59

Parliament Square
When Parliament is surrounded by barricades to keep the people out. When Parliament is guarded by riot police to keep the people out. When this happens we know that those inside no longer represent the people.

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European Calling: It Is Just the Beginning!

10-12-2010 01:22

…You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows: occupation of universities everywhere in Europe, blockage of the cities, manif sauvage, rage. This is the answer of a generation to whom they want to cut the future with debts for studying, cuts of welfare state and increasing of tuition fees. 

The determination of thousand of students in London, the rage of who assault the Italian Senate house against the austerity and the education cuts, has opened the present time: this is because the future is something to gain that start when you decide collectively to take risk and to struggle.

The extraordinary struggles that we are living have the capacity to show a present with an intensity that exceed the linearity of the time, that refuse our precarity condition: it is an assault to the future!

We don’t want to get into debt, we don’t want to pay more fees to study in London as well as in Paris, Wien, Rome, Athens, Madrid, Dublin, Lisbon. This European movement is about refusing austerity policies, refusing to get into debt for these miserable politicians. Que se vayan todos!

What is happening nowadays in Rome first spread out in Athens and Paris, then in Dublin and London: it is the irruption of a movement who speaks a common language, the same young generation in revolt, who inhabits different cities but shares the same determination to struggle, «floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee».

We have to meet each other and invent a new political grammar against the weakness of the Nation-state and their strategy to face the crisis: their receipt is just austerity, cuts and debt.          

In Italy we have occupied not only universities, but also blocked motorways and the mobility of the country in order to circulate struggles outside the national borders and coming in Europe and beyond. The circulation of struggles is living within the Book Block and the wild demonstration in London, Paris and Rome.

This autumn we are living a real European student movement, that is various and radical, really heterogeneous. Its common reclaim comes from a protest that is born in the middle of the crisis, and that represents the most courageous answer. It is a struggle composed by different struggles, heterogeneous temporalities that reclaim more scholarships for student and a public university for everyone.  

Within the book block a new generation recognized and found itself in the protest. Today in lots of cities the Italian student movement is showing something more than just solidarity: this is because your struggle is our struggle and all around Europe students are against the increasing of fees, the privatisation of the university and the education cuts.  You are not alone in UK: an European event, a new generation do not want to stop. We have the force whom want to change the world and we have the intelligence to do it. It is just the beginning!

We propose to students, researchers, precarious workers and PhD students to build up together an European meeting at the beginning of the 2011, to continue the struggle, to transform this wind in a tempest!

Uniriot Roma, Anomalia Sapienza

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