National Walkout Against Fees and Cuts
November 24, 2010 11:00Tagged as: culture cuts education education_cuts social_struggles workers_struggles
Students across the UK are expected to take part in a wave of protest after the huge march and angry protests at the Tory Party head office.
Clare Solomon, president of the University of London Union, said a day of action has been called for November 24 by the National Campaign Against Fees And Cuts. She urged students to launch "maximum disruption and resistance". "I expect students to take over…their universities and show the Government we will not stand for them trashing our education system", she added
NATIONAL WALKOUT AND DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST TUITION FEES – NO TO CUTS, SAVE EMA!
24th NOVEMBER, 11am
National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts
National Walkout and Day of Protest Against Tuition Fees
London, 12th November 2010
After the Browne Review, which recommended the total lift of the cap on tuition fees; after the Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts, proposed the tripling of yearly undergraduate tuition costs; and after the Comprehensive Spending Review announced 80% cuts on teaching resource funding, as well as the plans to acutely limit the access to the Education Maintenance Allowance, the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts has called for a national walkout and day of protest on Wednesday, the 24th of November 2010. Actions are to start at 11am and continue through the rest of the day.
The event aims to mobilise university and college students across the country to protest against the proposed increase in tuition fees and cuts to education funding.
Albeit called by a national-wide organisation, all actions are to be coordinated and taken locally, by associated, but independent groups of students. The NCAFC will provide materials (such as flyers, posters and placards) as well as human resources.
We would like to encourage students of all ages and backgrounds to take peaceful and creative forms of political protest and direct action. University occupations, demonstrations, banner droppings and walkouts are all welcomed as ways to show students’ discontentment.
Student activists across the country will continue to pressure the government to scrap its regressive policies.
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Event supported by:
Coalition of Resistance
Education Activist Network
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