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“Free Education for All” remains a pipedream under the policies of the ‘New ANC’

16-06-2007 02:46

This article argues that by adopting neo-liberal policies, like Tony Blair’s ‘New Labour’ Party the ‘New ANC’ has also sold out. And because of anti poor policies, on the 31st anniversary of the June 1976 ‘Soweto Uprising’, for poor working class kids, “The Doors of Learning” remain as shut as during apartheid.

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Students To Do Epic 50,000 Protestations In Front Of Giant Gordon Brown Photograph

13-06-2007 15:12

gordon brown
In a marathon art performance that will last one week, students from Camberwell College of the Arts are to prostrate themselves an incredible 50,000 times in front of a temporary shrine and giant photograph of the new Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Starting on Wednesday 20th June 2007 at 10am outside Camberwell College on Peckham Road the students will work in ten hour shifts in an attempt to reach their target.

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Cycle Cinema Public Meetng & Call-out

13-06-2007 13:17

A group of people in Cambridge are building a touring cycle powered cinema. They've managed to get some basic funding and their first gig and work has already started. They're holding a meeting this Sunday to introduce the project and hopefully get more people involved.

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Mamma Mia, it's a game we play!

12-06-2007 22:56

Two narratives - only one truth!
The Abba musical, Mamma Mia looks like it might not be playing in Israel. As part of a growing backlash against all things British, local theatre companies in Israel are refusing to stage the musical. Angered at the vote for academic sanctions against the zionist state, Israeli pressure groups calling for a boycott of all things British. “The British people should know we are very disappointed in England,” said Otniel Schneller, an Israeli parliament member who helped to draft the Bill aimed at punishing Britain.

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Renowned Kenyan dissident Ngugi wa Thiong'o in Leeds 29-30 June

12-06-2007 13:01

Two hundred years on from the parliamentary abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, the celebrated Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o will headline two major public events on today’s struggles in Africa and beyond for global social justice in late June being organised by the University of Leeds and the World Development Movement.

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Defend Adult Education. Save ESOL. No Redundancies.

08-06-2007 16:30

A demonstration is being called by UCU (University and College Union) in response to government cut backs which are resulting in the loss of over 100 adult education courses at Bradford College as well as a number of redundancies for the teaching staff involved.

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UK universities in internation Hall of Shame

08-06-2007 10:10

Two UK universities - Imperial College and Wolverhamptom - have received the inaugural 'Divestors in People' © award. ‘Divestors of People’© is a standard awarded to Higher Education institutions that excel in mismanaging, bullying, and harassing their staff.
Nominations remain open for the Hall of Shame.

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West Midlands Climate Activists Weekend

08-06-2007 01:18

Activists organising for this year's Camp for Climate Action in the West Midlands are putting on a two-day event of discussion, workshops and partying this weekend in Birmingham this weekend - Sat 9th June and Sunday 10th June.

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Let's push things forward

04-06-2007 11:08

Its one way, I suppose!
A few words upon the issue of boycots

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Opening of Barracks Lane Community Garden & Workshops, 16 June

04-06-2007 08:47

This looks like a very worthwhile development, with an exciting range of activities planned over the summer and beyond. You may be allergic to Andrew Smith MP, who is officially opening the event at 3:00pm, but the project itself seems excellent, so don't hang back if you're free this afternoon. Check out the pdf for more details.

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Investigation leads to chicke rescue by Gloucesntershire animal activists.

04-06-2007 08:39

Video and images of animal rescue following a five month investigation.

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Conference for Education Workers

03-06-2007 20:14

July 1St, Manchester, Education Workers Conference.

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Support the Cuban People -- Help Send a Bookmobile to Cuba!

03-06-2007 14:37

The US embargo on trade with Cuba continues. This summer Pastors for Peace will again challenge the blockade with a friendship caravan. A fully stocked bookmobile will accompany it. Before the revolution there were only 32 libraries in Cuba. In 2002 there were 400 public libraries and 6000 school libraries. Cubans are avid readers and life long learners but Cuban librarians struggle to meet their needs under the blockade. We urge you join us in sending books to Cuba!

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Oxford's Pro Choice Group Launched

01-06-2007 21:15

A new group has been formed in Oxford to facilitate and promote a pro-choice presence in the city.

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Liverpool: June 'News Not Profit' printed

01-06-2007 20:10

The June edition of 'News Not Profit' has been printed by the Liverpool Social Forum.

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Political film 'Return to Kurkuk, a year in the fire'

01-06-2007 19:57

Film @ Broadway Cinema Satarday 2nd June 1pm - about Karzan (imprisonewd and tortured by Saddam' regime) after 25 years in exile RETURNS TO KIRKUK - This thought provoking, intelligent and emotional story gives a unique insight into the true political feeling and civil unrest in Iraq today.

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Activists hijack phone boxes across London to raise their voice against poverty

29-05-2007 17:05

Phone message to Tony Blair
Oxfam, Cafod, Save the Children and over 90 other UK NGOs commandeered phoneboxes on the South Bank and Camden this weekend to give people the chance to let off steam. Members of the public went into the specially fitted out phone boxes to shout against poverty and let the G8 leaders know that they must act now on debt cancellation, aid, healthcare, sanitation, education and climate change.

The stunt is part of The World Can’t Wait – Your Voice Against Poverty Campaign, which will be followed by a huge rally in Westminster on Saturday 2nd June, prior to the G8 Summit which starts in Germany on 6th June.

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Funding crisis in higher education

24-05-2007 15:14

With the abolition of student grants—and, more recently, the introduction in England of tuition fees for students—ever-greater responsibility has been placed on individual students in Britain to fund their further education.

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Ceci n'est pas une pipe

24-05-2007 08:57

The evolution of species

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School biometrics in the City and Notts

21-05-2007 11:05

A recent article in the local rag contained the news that Big Wood School will be employing retina scans for class registration. Here's the latest on what schools are and aren't doing with biometrics in the region.
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