UK Education Newswire Archive
04-03-2007 19:45It has, already, been eight weeks since the world of education in Greece has been struggling. Today we can count up to 280 occupied faculties out of the 420, six national mobilizations in Athens and six decentralized, a few occupations of secondary schools, a three week strike by university personnel and three days of nation-wide strike in several sectors of the industry
04-03-2007 16:23Over fifty Sixth Form students at Riverside College, Runcorn, Cheshire reacted against the removal of I.T. facilities from the college and the atmosphere of secrecy in which the ill-disguised asset strip was carried out.
03-03-2007 14:33How to influence local, national, and global planning policy using a simple criminal law argument....
A new local bulletin by the Nottingham group of the Anarchist Federation is launched this month to 'celebrate' the opening of Nottingham's new Market Square later this month. Further issues will come out whenever we
have something new to say. We welcome letters and leads for the next issue. Contact Nottingham AF at: http://www.afed.org.uk/nottingham/
26-02-2007 17:15In an attempt to improve the diet of its young fans, Celtic is inviting them to dine on fine fare.
25-02-2007 19:04A small minority of Council members have acted unethically to terminate the East Oxford Social Club sometime this week.
24-02-2007 17:14"the fight for a Public, Free and Social University will transform the fake dilemma of state or private University into the pragmatic and really essential dilemma: FREEDOM or CAPITALISM! ..."
23-02-2007 23:02A new website, www.darrengrover.co.uk allows protesters to air their thoughts on development, the environment, and politics.
23-02-2007 22:57The speech of Michalis Charalambidis during the unveiling of the Pontian genocide Monument in Pennsylvania, United States of America, September 10, 2006.
23-02-2007 22:27More than 25,000 people, got into the streets of Athens, as a response to the reform of the higher education
20-02-2007 20:47Students in Wales claim that only 1.5% of higher education students in Wales receive courses in their own language and that only 0.3 of the University of Wales' budget is spent on Welsh language courses
20-02-2007 00:20The following is an essay that deconstructs the charges of research misconduct that were leveled against Ward Churchill - charges that were obvious retaliation for his comments concerning 9-11.
Please take the time to read this report. Internal appeals are now underway and it is possible that Ward Churchill may be fired from his tenured position at the University of Colorado at any time now.
If this happens, we cannot let it go unchallenged.....
On the 16th February 2007 former Uzbekistan ambassdor with a conscience, Craig Murray, was elected to the position of Lord Rector at the University of Dundee. Craig Murray promised his best to kick out Special Branch from the campus and from spying on the Islamic Society and also pledges to defeat severe cuts in the departments of town and regional planning, modern languages and community education, which also could see the Botanic Gardens sold off.
The election saw an increase in turnout of 50% from the previous election, [Wikipedia]
Workshops were based around questions such as 'how do we know'? what is knowledge'? 'where do we gain our knowledge from'? 'does someone hold control over our knowledge'? 'how does gender affect knowledge'? 'how does education effect knowledge'? 'how are our senses affected by advertising and the media'? 'how can suppressed knowledge be released into the mainstream'? Other sessions included a presentation on alternative education projects, an Indymedia session showing people how to use the website and publish news, and an experiment in anarchism called SOMA - Consensus decision making without the mind/body split.
We recorded an interview with one of the organisers of the event and a chat with a 'knowledgelab-regular' about the history and aims of the knowledgelabs. The last recording is part of a session called Open Spaces for Dialogue and Enquiry (OSDE) which looked at knowledge, what it is and how our knowledge is affected.