EU Students | 13.02.2002 13:12
LATEST NEWS: Four students are arrested at February 12 in Sevilla because the assault of the February 8 in Sevilla. This morning students demonstrated in front of justice (the court) buildings in Sevilla for their release. The arrested are: Lito (Education Sciences student), Adan (Biology), Ricky (Information Sciences, Journalism), and Juan (lawyer).More info at:
But... What is LOU?:
The "Lou" is an approved law, the "Ley Organica de Universidades", whose aim is to essentially privatise the Spanish higher education system, to increase the involvement of business in universities, to force contracting-out of services inside the education system (security, office duties, cleaning, etc.), and to reduce the levels of democracy (student representation) inside universities.
More info at
Why are they arrested?:
Because on Friday February 9th. there was an assault protagonised by students to the Presidency Building of the University of Sevilla demanding not to apply the LOU in this university. For more info read the first page of
http://www.antilou.org/index.php?newlang=eng site, where the title shows "UNREST ON UNIVERSITIES ::: We are students, not delinquents!".
Please send solidarity e-mails to :
firstname.lastname@example.org (the spokesman of students camped), and
email@example.com (address of the General Strike Comitee of the Sevilla university) or
Or if you speak spanish ( We don't know if rafajh speaks english) call to
Organize demonstrations, picketlines,call or write the Spanish embassy, consulate in your country
and say no to LOU, GATS and the commercialization of education! Release all the prisoners!
The adresses of Spanish embassies and consulates are at:
(!!!Note that the site is in Spanish, here some translations: In Spanish Alemania is Germany, Grecia is Greece,Reino Unido is Great Brittain, Dinamarca is Denmark,Suecia is Sweden,Paises Bajos is Netherlands!!!)
World Spanish Embassies and Consulates: http://www.mae.es/mae/textos/embajadas/relalf.htm
EU-wide protestcampaign in 2002:
Forum about education and culture & international student demonstration in Salamanca(Spain) March 17-19
Forum about education and international studentblock at demonstration during EU summit in Sevilla (Spain) June 21-22
Decentral protests in Europe against the GATS treaty and the commercialization of education during the summer-semester 2002
anti-lou.org a student newssite with open-posting: (English, Spanish and Catalan):
The anti-lou website is looking for Spanish-English translaters and also Spanish-other languages and the other way around (English-Spanish Other Languages-Spanish)!
Website of Salamanca students (Organising the forum at March 17-19):