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National student demonstration for free education, 25 February 2009

29-01-2009 16:00

A national student demonstration for free education, backed by student unions and activists from across the country, will take place on Wednesday 25 February 2009.

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Copenhagen Climate Summit:do we cheer them on, block them in or close them down?

29-01-2009 13:33

What? Mads and Sofie (Danish activists Klimax) will kick off a discussion about the movement to stop climate change.

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(Cambridge) Statement on the behaviour of the university authorities

29-01-2009 01:07

This is the statement issued by the general assembly of the Cambridge law school occupation about their imminent threat of eviction.

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Update on law school occupation

29-01-2009 00:51

At about 9pm the university closed the doors of the occupation not
allowing anyone to go in any more. A statement from the university was
distributed inside stating that the occupiers were trespassing (but of
course no injunction -- therefore not making it an actual legal issue
yet.) A group of about 50 people were outside to show their
solidarity, including lots of people who had left the occupation to be
present at the CUSU (student union) meeting where motions relating to
the occupation were discussed.

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Breaking News: Student Occupation at Nottingham University

28-01-2009 23:24

A sizable group of Nottingham students have tonight occupied a large lecture hall in the Law and Social Sciences building at Nottingham University. This action appears to be both in solidarity with the people of Gaza, and in defence of students' own right to protest and free speech, and students have already indicated a number of demands for action on the part of the University.

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Sussex Occupation Declares Victory

28-01-2009 11:39

At half past nine last night, an agreement was reached with the university management, ending negotiations and the occupation. We thank everybody who has contributed towards our success in achieving our demands.

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Craig Murray at the Cambridge Law School occupation

28-01-2009 11:22

On Tuesday 28th night, Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan was invited by the assembly of the occupation for a talk. The university authorities prevented him from crossing into the lobby, meaning that he had to give his talk, standing withing the sliding front doors of the faculty. This sends a strong message to those within the university that try to prevent freedom of speech.

The transcript of the talk was made by David P.

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Cannabis Protest London: Date set

28-01-2009 03:18

The protest date has been set for 10am wed 28th Jan 2009 as this will be Gordon Brown P.M’s first prime ministers question time in parliament since the new law came into place on the 26th Jan 2009. Gordon brown will be driving past on his way to and from parliament

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Cambridge occupation latest photos

26-01-2009 22:39

Lots of changes today at the occupation, that got visited by the proctors, and where people not belonging to the university see their access blocked again. Check the blog for details at:

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Cambridge occupation latest: soup wars and proctor mumble

26-01-2009 15:52

Today was the first day of lectures, that had to co-exist with the occupation at the Cambridge law Faculty. A couple of notable events included an ultimatum to vacate from the university, the Great Soup Battle, and the the meek attempt to intimidate the occupiers by requesting them to give their names individually.

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Latest news and comment from the Cambridge Occupied Law School

26-01-2009 02:39

I just spent the last 6 hours at the Law School occupation in Cambridge – this is the last report from Sunday evening / Monday early morning. It seems the university has issued an ultimatum for students to clear the school by Sunday midnight, which still has to happen, as people are slowly drifting to sleep in the lecture theatres. It seems they otherwise have refused to continue negotiations which has not allowed for any progress on the demands or people to go home. The music night planned was delayed by a talk from students of Sussex University that is still under occupation, as well as a last plenary for the evening.

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Sussex occupation: Discussion on boycott of Israel Mon 7pm

25-01-2009 21:59

Please join us to discuss the question of the boycott of Israeli produce and academic institutions tomorrow at 7pm in our occupied space: Arts A2.

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Latest report from the plenary of the Cambridge University Law School

25-01-2009 19:00

A quick report from the plenary discussion in the Cambridge occupation, Sunday 25 January 2009 evening.

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Montreal: professors and university employees call for Israel boycott

25-01-2009 07:54

We are a group of teachers and employees at Quebec colleges and universities who stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and with the people of Gaza who have suffered through the Israeli siege as targets of Israel’s brutal military attack. It will take more than ceasefires to bring a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel. We are acting in response to an appeal for support issued January 2, 2009 by the Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees. In the wake of the Israeli bombing of the Islamic University of Gaza, the Federation of Unions has urged academics around the world to support a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

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The Law Faculty Occupation - further developments.

24-01-2009 03:24

Meeting between students and building staff, with a Proctor present.
Currently there is a something of a low level power struggle going on inside the Law Faculty between the Proctors, other building staff and the occupying students.

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First photos from the Cambridge Uni occupation for Gaza

24-01-2009 00:02

Some first pic, of the vote to occupy, a talk from Iraqui trade unionist, and the Proctor's visit. More info on:

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University of Birmingham Free Gaza demo - 22/01/09

22-01-2009 23:40

the crowd gathers
Following an occupation on Tuesday in solidarity with Gaza, around 200 students gathered on the University of Birmingham's main campus for the Free Gaza demo, organised by a coalition of societies from the Guild of Students. There was also a small 'unauthorized' zionist 'peace' counter-demo separated by the presence of stewards, security, and police.

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The Siege of LR4 - Birmingham occupation ends

22-01-2009 21:53

The occupation of Arts LR4, University of Birmingham, which began at 9am on Tuesday 20 January, ended at around 9pm on the same day after 12 hours in. West Midlands Police and university security lay siege to the building from 7pm in a bid to isolate the protesters. The occupiers were denied access to water and food (from outside) and had to blockade the lecture theatre as police and security massed outside it...
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