Conflicts in the university

Tuition fees abolished in Westphalia- Germany!

Tuition fees abolished in Westphalia- Germany!

The minority government of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is pushing ahead with a draft bill to abolish tuition fees by the 2011-12 winter semester despite a complex political situation.
Higher Education Minister Svenja Schulze said: "I want to get rid of the fees at last and do so on a legally secure basis. Universities ought to be adequately compensated for the resulting loss of revenue."

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LSE Against University’s Ties To Libyan Regime

LSE Against University’s Ties To Libyan Regime

At 7PM on February 22nd, Students at the LSE began an occupation of the Senior Common Room in the Old Building (Houghton St.) against the LSE’s regarding their association with the Libyan regime.  In light of recent events the LSE administration announced that they would no longer be accepting the money from the Gaddafi family.  They have already a...

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The life on Mars - Really Free School in London

The life on Mars - Really Free School in London

 

This is one of the most interesting political experiment now in London!  After the anti-cuts struggles of the Autumn a group of people with different background and age decided to occupy a place in the centre of London, near to important universities as UCL, Birbeck, SOAS, and to set there a free school: The Really Free School. There, they started...

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Squatters move into Guy Ritchie's £6m house ... to set up a free school

Squatters move into Guy Ritchie's £6m house ... to set up a free school

A GROUP of squatters has taken over a £6 million central London house belonging to film directorGuy Ritchie. At least 12 people have occupied the large Grade I listed property in Fitzroviaand claim they now plan to convert the building into a free school. The collective known as the Really Free School entered Mr Ritchie's property over the weekend....

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England - New fronts in the fight for education

England - New fronts in the fight for education

Walk out for education - Thursday 24th February: Day X4 - Today’s papers have been full of reports that Oxford and Cambridge are set to charge the maximum £9,000 tuition fees and speculation that other universities could soon follow suit. An education from a top university could soon cost over £30,000 in fees alone. Leading vice-chancellors have al...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 February 2011 18:00 )

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London - Beauty, Anger, Joy ENG/ITA

London - Beauty, Anger, Joy ENG/ITA

London, 10th of November 2010, we go to the demonstration against the cuts. The government is going to drastically cut the funding of education, Goldsmiths’ public funding for example will be cut entirely, and the fees could be raised to 9.000 pounds a year. But this is not just a demonstration “against”, it is also a celebration of something, it’s...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 February 2011 17:14 )

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26th March European day of action - Report from UK Assembly for Education

26th March European day of action - Report from UK Assembly for Education

Here is the first part of the report from the 1st National Assembly for Education. The rest of the report willbe uploaded soon. Student Session – Proposals voted on Occupations :
Occupations are one of a range of actions that activists can use. Occupations should hit leaders of institutions and budgets.  They should include direct action. We need to b...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 February 2011 12:44 )

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Londra: l`inverno è finito! ITA/ENG

Londra: l`inverno è finito!  ITA/ENG

Il 29 Gennaio almeno diecimila persone hanno sfilato a Londra per protestare contro i tagli promessi al piano EMA “Education Maintenance Allowance”, ovvero uno schema di finanziamento pubblico dedicato a quegli studenti di 16-19 anni provenienti di ceti più bisognosi che vogliono continuare a studiare.

A Londra e a Manchester ci sono state le due pi...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 February 2011 12:24 )

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Autismo politico nel Regno Unito

Autismo politico nel Regno Unito

Gli ultimi 15 anni: a metà anni ’90 la precarietà ha preso piede, cominciando dalla forza lavoratrice che sosteneva le infrastrutture universitarie: portieri, personale delle pulizie, servizi di ristorazione e bar universitari sono stati venduti ad agenzie e contractors privati. Nel frattempo, venivano stabilite delle gerarchie fra le discipline ac...

Last Updated ( Monday, 07 February 2011 13:08 )

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Juventud sin futuro

Italian Anomaly

Are they stealing your life? # Occupyourlife

We are students, precarious workers, young people, we are a part of the famous 99%. We are the ones who took the streets throughout Italy opening a space of conflict, but we are also the streets and...
Don’t pay their debt off! Claim your social credit!

#occupybankitalia #15oct #globalchange - In Madrid and New York, Santiago and Athens, Tel Aviv and Reykjavik we, the “(multi)generations with no future” are rising up – refusing to pay for...
Waves of Change - Disorder in the discourse that transforms existence

On returning from Lampedusa we thought we couldn’t be shocked any more. We were convinced that the absurd scenes still fresh in our minds would prevent any further surprises. Thousands of people...
The wind of the South - Unicommon march to Tunisi [7-12 April]

We are students, precarious, unemployed, a young generation that is too much skilled for a job... We are the 'generation without future' of a Europe in crisis that we don't like and we want to...
Red is our color! letter to President Berlusconi after a million women demo in Italy

I'm a girl, we are the girls of this Berlusconian Italy. We grew up with 'Non e' la RAI' and 'Beverly Hills', the TV programmes that somewhat moulded the aesthetic models we carry with us. We wear...

Events

Continental education summit: 1-2-3 April Vienna, Austria

A specter is haunting in Europe. Be it in Albania, England, Serbia or in Austria, thousands of students, parents, teachers, all in all concerned citizens in different countries are raising their...
From Tute Bianche to the Book Bloc: the Italian movement and the coming European insurrection

What thread links the political experience of Tute Bianche with the Book Blocs we have seen last autumn on the streets of Rome and London? What is the link between the alter-globalisation movement of...

UniCommon March in Tunisi

Invent the future, revolt the present