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March to save London Met Uni

September 28, 2012 13:00


1pm on Friday 28th: Malet Street, Bloomsbury, marching to the UKBA at the Home Office, Marsham Street, Westminster.

UCU/NUT protest in london on strike day


several thousand lecturers and teachers were on strike today supported by many students and a delegation from the PCS  today on a protest march across london to the department for education in victoria. they are highlighting pension changes which will mean higher payments and much later retirement. thousands gathered in malet street this morning for the london march against pension changes. jeremy…

Demotix: Masked protesters questioned under Section 60

Masked protesters were pulled out of the crowds at the beginning of the June 30th strike from Lincoln's Inn Fields and detained and de-masked with their details taken under Section 60 of the Public Order Act. London, UK, 30/07/2011.

Demotix: Man scales lampost to drop banner at start of J30

Shortly after the June 30th strike and march began from Lincoln's Inn Fields around 12 noon, a man scaled a lamp post at the south end of Kingsway dropping a banner supporting the strike. London, UK, 30/07/2011.

UCU Strike, Demos, Actions and Occupations


Several hundred university workers, lecturers and students marched today following a call for a national strike by the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) This was the first national strike in higher education for five years, and the first in further education since 2008. It is clear the opposition to Government spending cuts and austerity measures is growing, and this became obvious today as th…

Pics of Today's UCU strike Demo to Downing St


Several hundred university workers, lecturers and students marched today following a call for a national strike by the Universities and Colleges Union against the cuts and to defend education. The demonstration assembled at the LSE campus at the Strand and marched to Downing Street, where a rally with several speakers took place. The march followed a day of picket lines held in many colleges and u…

Pics of UCU strike pickets in London Universities


Here there are some photos of today's pickets of the strike called by the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) at different campuses of the University of the Arts London and the London Metropolitan University.

Pics: UCU strike march to Downing Street


Hundreds of striking UCU union members and people protesting against the cuts marched through london from LSE to Downing Street where a rally was held with speakers including UCU President Alan Whittaker. On the march much of the converstaion was about the huge TUC demonstration planned for Saturday.

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Pics: Preparing for UCU strike march from LSE


1.30pm houghton street 

University Solidarity Occupations with UCU Strike


Students from Goldsmiths and UCL universities have occupied buildings in their campuses in solidarity with the UCU strike action called for today and for Thursday 26th. The Deptford town hall university building in Goldsmiths college, and the UCL REGISTRY admin building are currently under occupation.

This is the first national strike in higher education for five years and will be taking place …

Goldsmiths students occupy in Deptford



Goldsmiths students occupied the Deptford town hall university building on Monday night in solidarity with their lecturers in the University and College Union (UCU) who are striking on Tuesday and Thursday.

Students are calling on senior management to revoke previous statements sent to staff and students via email, which attempted to intimidate those taking action against higher education cut…

UCL Students occupy in solidarity with lecturers


In solidarity with striking lecturers and support staff students from UCL have occupied the Registry – the main administrative wing of the university.  As students, we do not have the power to withdraw our labour in solidarity with staff, and so we have decided to occupy in order to fight the current attack on our lecturers’ pay, pensions and conditions. Management may not value the staff at UCL, …

Eyewitness Account from the Egyptian Revolution

February 24, 2011 17:00

London Metropolitan University, Calcutta House, room CM218, Old Castle Street, 5-7pm

London Cuts + Fees Demo


Saturday saw the Defend Education, Fight Every Cut demonstration (called by EAN and NCAFC with trade union backing) with at least 7,000 people marching to Parliament from ULU. After heading to Millbank the protest refused to stop and continued via several routes to the Egyptian embassy for a protest which had been called in solidarity with the recent uprising in Egypt. After an hour and a half se…

DayX3: Betrayal and Anger


DayX3 ShutDownLondon: On the day that Parliament voted (narrowly) in favour of raising tuition fees, tens of thousands took to the streets in a display of anger. After gathering at 12 noon outside ULU in Malet Street [Video]. After a loud and powerful march police tried to stop the demo at Parliment Square, but protestors managed to break the police lines and occupied the square [Video] tearing do…

DayX3: Which Side Are You On?


9th Dec: On the day Parliament will vote on Tuition Fees tens of thousands of students, higher education staff and supporters are due to demonstrate in London and Edinburgh in the latest of a month long series of protests [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8] actions and over 30 occupations [1,2,3] including schools in london. With the student protests coinciding with the growth  of a wider anti-austerity cuts moveme…

Students Defy Police to Take Streets


Thousands of students and austerity cuts protestors took to the streets of London on DayX2 in another national day of action [uk reports]. Refusing to be stopped by hundreds of police officers [1,2] they took their protest mobile, marching miles across the capital city chanting slogans, chased by a police force playing catch up [report + pics]. Later having returned to Trafalgar Square clashes saw…

AFED: The students are revolting

The students are revolting - report on the occupation of the Millbank Tower

Yesterday saw one of the largest and most vibrant protests in London in recent history. Over 50,000 education workers and students took to the capital not only to protest against the rise in tuition fees but reforms in education in general and to protest for a fairer, free higher education system. The Anarchist Fe…

Millbank Occupied as 50,000 Protest Education Cuts


A massive protest of 50,000 students marched against education cuts in a national DEMOLITION demonstration called by UCU and NUS. Report and pics [1 | 2 | 3] Videos [1 | 2] The Tory HQ building at 30 Millbank was occupied and protesters took the roof saying:

"We oppose all cuts and we stand in solidarity with public sector workers, and all poor, disabled, elderly and working people. [...] This …

DEMO-LITION NUS National Anti-Education-Cuts Demo

November 10, 2010 12:00


* Assemble at 12pm - Horse Guards Avenue (Westminster SW1A) for a 1pm start.

* March through Westminster to the rally - speakers: Sally Hunt UCU General Secretary, Aaron Porter President NUS, Francis O'Grady - Deputy General Secretary TUC


college of north east london - cuts protest


the 'universities and college union' (UCU) organised a protest outside the college of north east london in tottenham at lunchtime today as part of the european TUC's day of action against cuts.  it was also supported by 'haringey alliance for public services'.  the demo is one of several running up to a big protest march and rally on the eve of the council budget on monday 18th october in wood gre…

: UAF officer in court over police assault claim

Unite Against Fascism (UAF) officer Martin Smith attended court today near Clapham Junction, as he has been charged with assaulting a police officer during a protest against Nick Griffin on Question Time. London, United Kingdom, 07/09/2010.

Victory! - SOAS Occupation wins demands