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
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!
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
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