NUS national protest against the cuts 10.11.10 [London]

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by where to, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. where to

    where to Well-Known Member

    more info:
    http://www.demo2010.org/
     
  2. mrothe

    mrothe New Member

  3. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    good on you..
     
  4. Pickman's model

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

    i thought it was traditional to have these on a wednesday afternoon to maximise turnout rather than in the morning which rather works against many from eg newcastle attending.
     
  5. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    Or Cornwall.
     
  6. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap

    Oh my word, is this going to be an armed demonstration? Things are getting really serious. :eek:

    I am glad you are looking forward to it. After 25 years of demonstrating it gets quite depressing.
     
  7. where to

    where to Well-Known Member

  8. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    Im cant go to this unfortunately :( a lot of my mates who've never ever been on anything like that before will be going to it though.
     
  9. Pickman's model

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

    but, to use a famous anl slogan, 'never again'
     
  10. Pickman's model

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

    every bloody year for as long as i can remember there's been the obligatory student march and much bloody good it's done.
     
  11. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

    bloody students
     
  12. Fruitloop

    Fruitloop communism will win

    This one's going to the start of the revolution, grumpy-guts.
     
  13. grogwilton

    grogwilton Well-Known Member

    Actually there wasn't one for the last 3 years of my 4 year uni course, which I started in 2003. The NUS was run by either Labour Students then or Broad left. Labour Students only wanted to offer token opposition to fees increases for obvious reasons, and Broad left seemed intent on cuting back on union democracy to plug a funding shortfall created by Labour Students bizarrely. This is the first big national student demo properly backed by NUS since that demo in 2003 if my memory serves me correctly.
     
  14. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

  15. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Well-Known Member

    Don't be such a pessimist ;)

    Good luck to everyone attending tomorrow!
     
  16. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    Its also backed by the UCU
     
  17. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    i never went to any student themed marches the whole time i was at uni, they never really did ayn good tho adn was sort of dominated by lib dems lol
     
  18. Dovydaitis

    Dovydaitis Official fishco fish groupie

    I'm going! There are over 100 of us traipsing down from Oxford Brookes. The union are even paying for our travel
     
  19. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    good luck , i really hope this time will be different
     
  20. Ungrateful

    Ungrateful Tired and Weary

    Yup good luck to all students and university employees involved in the protests. I travelled down to the protests in the late 80s and early 90s when grants were stopped and loans were brought in. As these were peacefuul, disciplined and respctful they did nothing to stop the introduction of loans and the move towards fees - though it did help build the careers of politicos who organised the safe, disciplined demonstrations (people like Baroness Sherlock, Steven twigg - and oh yes, disgraced racist liar Phil Woolas).

    Sadly, history suggests the students and university workers are only likely to be successful if they are so disruptive that the costs of their rebellion is likely to be higher than the 'savings' to the teasury of placing more debt on students.
     
  21. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    good luck studes, hope you make a nuisance of yourselves
     
  22. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    check pm's streathamite x
     
  23. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Just waved at them from my office :cool:
     
  24. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Some students from (I think) Edinburgh, carrying placards stating 'Gonnae no do that' on the front, and 'Just gonnae no' on the back.
     
  25. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    The thread title should be the same as the Irish students one and have massive in the title, it is looking like that...
     
  26. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Another, much larger, lot just went by. Some had a giant carrot with them. One had a placard bearing the legend 'We're not Sam Cameron, you can't fuck us.'
     
  27. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    blimey......
     
  28. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    "It's over 9000"
     
  29. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    'David Cameron admits tuition fees increase will keep cost to foreign students down
    The Coalition’s decision to increase tuition fees by thousands of pounds will help keep down the cost to foreign students of studying in Britain, David Cameron has admitted.'

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/educatio...-will-keep-cost-to-foreign-students-down.html

    So UK students are going to subsidise students from rich backgrounds around the world, so 'Uk can be a market leader in education'
     
  30. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

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