London Student protests - Wed 8th Dec+ Thurs 9th

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by editor, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified


    Wednesday: NUS’s national day of action with protests, rallies and teach-ins at university and college campuses across the city; in particular, campuses where student occupations continue.

    Ongoing occupations in London include UCL, KCL, UEL, SOAS, LSE, Goldsmiths, Camberwell College of Arts and London Met Uni. Organisers also hope for protests at FE and sixth-form colleges and schools.

    Thursday: national protest organised by ULU, the Education Activist Network and the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts will march at midday from ULU, Malet St to Parliament.

    From 1pm an NUS-organised lobby of MPs at Parliament is due to go on until 3pm when an NUS candle-lit vigil will take place at Victoria Embankment.
  2. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I work at 2 FE and sixth form colleges, students dont know this is going on, staff would like to make students aware of the demos, but are cautious of doing so due to how management would react.

    Most 6th formers seem to be accepting that either they'll have massive debt, or they wont go to uni, the level of awareness in FE and 6th form needs to be addressed.
  3. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    Yeah, after a chat with the NUT rep (who is also SWP) at my school, I was advised that it would have to come from the students themselves, but we have a very conservative (with a small c) senior management team at my school. He did speak to some of the 6th formers he knew who are involved in UAF stuff though, and there has been some posters for wed/thurs up at our school. Hopefully there will be a decent turnout in birmingham on thursday from schools/FE, and some HE, though alot of HE students are heading to london.
    No workers are likely to pull sickies though, I'm sure the thought hasn't even crossed their minds. RMT has called for it's members to support the students which is good, so hopefully off-duty RMT members will head to the demo.. students supported their pickets last week, great to see solidarity between the students and the unions.
  4. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I think we'd be deep in the shit if we told our students about it....... I wont be able to go, im teaching and got an observation :(
  5. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    :( no chance for a sickie then. I have far too much of a sense of responsibility to pull a sickie obviously (plus still on a temporary contract, I don't want to get sacked in my probation period).
  6. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

    I'll be going on a coach from uni, £8 return which aint bad. Hope we really do manage to shut down central London haha, needs more than just students there though..

    Might make a "Cameron is a Jeremy Hunt" sign... :cool:
  7. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Might have to steal that. :p

    I'm hoping the turnout is good, we're struggling in Manchester as the SU can't subsidise the tickets this time round, so many are faced with paying £24 for the coach, which is steep for this time of year.
  8. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    Every bit if social media your are on, get these protests out. Me, I have a great job and career because of a mid life tertiary education provided by the state I wont other to have this opertunity with so much passion. Get the message out, tell people the value of having a tertiatry educaiton that does not become a millstone round you neck and convince people after work to get down and show support for the next generation.
  9. lopsidedbunny

    lopsidedbunny Well-Known Member

    It's police vans algore in Whitehall/T Square.
  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    y'all know it's going to kick perhaps today but certainly tomorrow.
  11. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    A 2 hour vigil, with candles, in daylight?

    I hope somebody gives Porter a slap tomorrow.
  12. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    Meanwhile the NUS 'official' candlelit vigil goes from bad to worse. Now replaced by a glowstick vigil cos of health and safety rules. :facepalm:
  13. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    today too. and friday. and over the weekend, and every day for the rest of his life.
  14. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    I wish this to be true.
  15. TitanSound

    TitanSound Mr Beardy Drummer

    No idea why, but there are about 15 police bikes parked together along Upper Street, Islington. Must be something going on round here.
  16. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Anyone out today - please please resist the urge to resort to non-violence.
  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    push one over and watch the cop dominos
  18. TopCat

    TopCat It's hard it faster

  19. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I took a walk down to Westminster at lunchtime; quite a few police being bussed in although no sign of any protesters.

    Looks like the protest has been infiltrated by a loon though -
  20. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    i'm beginning to wish I was able to get tomorrow off work (typuically the only day of teh week I can't!)
  21. moon23

    moon23 Well-Known Member

    Says the Keyboard warrior sat drinking tea
  22. where to

    where to Well-Known Member

    a school in Camden has been occupied, and another that was going to be shut early as a preventive measure.
  23. eoin_k

    eoin_k Lawyer's fees, beetroot and music

    I don't know Butchersapron personally, but a mutual aquaintance has said good things about him. The said aquaintance works his proverbials off, organising community events, campaigning against the cuts, organising with the rank and file of a public service union, and publishing a community newsletter. If he has time for him, chances are Butchers has done his bit in the real world over the years.

    On the other hand all you seem to do is make appologies for the government and boast about how radical you were as a student.
  24. dennisr

    dennisr the acceptable face

    Urgent, need everyone esp NUT down to camden school for girls at 1 today. They've occupied! Report from inside: Yes we have a blog we are in occupation about a 100. the school has barricaded the doors and only allowing people in if they can prove we are student. The heating is also getting turned off this evening, teachers are saying that they are unable to support!
  25. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    There really are no depths to which you will not stoop, are there? You're also 100% wrong
  26. TopCat

    TopCat It's hard it faster

    Go Kids!
  27. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    oh gawd someone bloody SHOOT aaron porter!:facepalm::(
  28. dennisr

    dennisr the acceptable face

    "glowstick vigil"

    arf arf
  29. wtfftw

    wtfftw melting like a toastie

    Just heard that both Stoke Newington School and acland burghley school are both in occupation #demo2010 #solidarity

    Off @camdensitin
  30. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

    Don't you think throwing him into a pit of tigers would be more fun?

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