This is such an interesting blog post: found it scrolling through sites mentioning the Leeds protests. UK is here mentioned in perspective of national demonstrations, but pinned with the rising current of anguish, frustration, and all-out anti-capitalist movements around the world.
With the new reforms the government reduces the national spending on education by 80% and the fees triple, reaching the amount of 9,000 pounds. The students occupied the University of Sussex in Brighton and the University of Leeds, a quite radical move for the british standards, since in British universities does not exist the asylum, as it is in Greece.
But it’s not just England that is currently in turmoil. In Portugal, a potential victim of the IMF, took place one of the biggest strikes, participating 3 out of the totally 10 million citizens of the country. In Italy, students stormed the building of the Senate, during the protest against the higher education reforms promoted by the government… Demonstrations, strikes, conflicts, occupations are taking place at this moment not only in Europe but throughout the world.
Click here to read more of the article. Very cool.