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Leeds: Students hold second day of fees protest

From Yorkshire Evening Post
30 Nov. 2010

Leeds: Students hold second day of fees protest

Hundreds of students will brave the snow to march through the streets of Leeds again to urge the government to re-think its plans to allow huge increases in university fees.

The second national day of action will see college and university students join forces at the Parkinson Steps at Leeds University to march to the Town Hall at lunchtime today.

FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Recent student actions across the world

This is an international movement, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that’s happening all over the world. Here are a few recent developments:

On Thursday, students in Rome occupied the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

On Friday: strikes in the Philippines, occupations in Canada, strikes and protest in Nepal, and Chile.

Something is in the air… Solidarity from Leeds!

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More videos from Wednesday

Leeds – good video, good vibes, good tunes, good luck!

London – another good video!

Also in London, today: Topshop targetted in protest at Tax Avoidance. “You have chosen to bring your markets into our education – we will bring our education into your markets!”

See you tomorrow on the streets!

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Fox News slants the UK cuts protests

From Left Foot Forward, on Fox News coverage of UK cuts protests. Help out by commenting with corrections to Fox News:

Within the report at around the 23-second mark, the Fox voiceover explains that:

“…a new rebellion against big Government and high taxes is resonating in Ye Olde England…”

There followed a series of soundbites from Matthew Sinclair, representing the TaxPayers’ Alliance. Whilst arguing the point that in fact the British people are increasingly for smaller government and cuts they use footage of a protest march to illustrate their point.

It is only used for a matter of seconds, however if one examines the video the protesters are in fact marching against education cuts and increased tuition fees which arguably are a direct contrast to what Fox reported.

The video handed the misrepresentation legitimacy, meaning the 99 per cent of viewers who would not have noticed what the banners and placards of the protesters actually said would have believed they were Tea Party activists.

FULL VIDEO & ARTICLE HERE

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“Leeds Students Day X – the march up to the occupation of Leeds University”

Footage of 24 Nov. 2010, march to Leeds city centre after university, college, school walkouts.

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Occupied Leeds Student Video – After the March

Video footage recorded by a student immediately after Leeds’ student march to the city centre on 24 Nov. 2010.

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VarsiTV: Report on the Cambridge Occupation

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from Socialist Worker online: Students at the University of Leeds are now into their sixth day of occupation – and support for them is growing

29 Nov. 2010
from Socialist Worker online:

Students at the University of Leeds are now into their sixth day of occupation – and support for them is growing.

Over 250 people attended a general assembly held in the occupied Rupert Beckett lecture theatre last Saturday.

These included delegations of school pupils, college students, teachers, lecturers and other trade unionists.

FULL ARTICLE HERE

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From University of Leeds UCU – Blog: leeds-occupiers-host-a-model-symposium

28 Nov. 2010

From University of Leeds UCU – Blog

Yesterday afternoon, between 2pm and 6pm, the student occupiers of the Michael Sadler building hosted a well-organised and very well attended symposium, a ‘General Assembly’ which they’d organised, advertised and promoted within 24 hours. Up to 200 people attended the assembly, with age ranges from 13 to 70 (though there was also a one year old baby in attendance) from student, school pupil, parent, teacher, Uni staff and resident demographics.

FULL ARTICLE HERE

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