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UK Education Newswire Archive

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Strike to close one third of Nottingham schools

22-04-2008 16:54

According to Nottingham City Council's own estimates, Thursday's teachers' strike will close one third of the authority's schools.

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Transition Town meeting with founder Rob Hopkins & Ecoceleb Penny Poyzer

21-04-2008 20:47

27th may at mechanics,7.30pm
North sherwood street near the Vic centre Fire station.
Photo attached of flyer, next meet 4th june, no title yet but Ben did talk on local authorities at the recent conference so maybe that should be the title.

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Photos from Civil Liberties Conference at Nottm Uni

20-04-2008 19:29

A selection of photos taken at the Civil Liberties conference organised by Nottingham Student Peace Movement at the Portland Building, University of Nottingham in Saturday April 19.

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911 Cultist and UCL Research Fellow in Holocaust Denial Shame

18-04-2008 20:03

The dark side of conspiracy theory has been exposed this week with the news that prominent 911 'truth' activist and UCL Research Fellow, Dr Nicholas Kollerstrom is a committed holocaust revisionist who has published many articles online detailing his warped views on the holocaust (1).

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We Are Change UK - 11th of every month: US Embassy

17-04-2008 02:31

Members of We Are Change UK visited the United States Embassy in London this April 11th in support of the international autonomous grassroots campaign 'The Eleventh of Every Month'.

We encountered some Iraqi refugee's and a large number of police officers.

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Lecturers to join teachers' strike

16-04-2008 23:29

College lecturers in England have voted to strike on Thursday 24 April in support of a demand to bring their pay up to that of schoolteachers.

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Interview with NUT activist

16-04-2008 18:43


On April 24, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will hold the first national teachers strike in more than twenty years. Angry at a below inflation pay award, NUT members across the country have voted for industrial action at a ratio of four to one.

With real terms pay cuts being the in thing in the public sector right now, civil servants in the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) and further education lecturers in the University and College Union (UCU) have also voted to strike on the same day.

In Nottingham there will be a march from The Forest Recreation Ground at 10am, with a rally at the Congregation Hall, Castle Gate at 11am. Speakers will include Martin Sleath (Unison - who aren't striking), Mary Pope (PCS), Helen Bowler (UCU) and Liam Conway (NUT).

To give some insight into why teachers are striking, I interviewed Liam Conway, the Joint Secretary of Notts NUT and began by asking him what his impressive sounding title actually entails.

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Review of Eric Larsen’s "A Nation Gone Blind"

16-04-2008 17:38

"For the same reasons [that America's literary future looks grim], the social-political future is equally or more unpromising. The odds in favor of the United States remaining a free country are insufficient to encourage a bet on the prospect. Worse, the question as to whether we’re now a free country may be a mere technicality."

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Leicester College boss tries to intimidateIWW & proves how much he sucks

14-04-2008 21:50

Leicester Adult Education College boss Chris Minter tries to intimidate & proves how much he sucks at protest meeting against planned privatisation,job cuts&sell offs of public assets

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Plane Stupid Scotland Scale Parliament To Challenge Backdoor Airport Expansion

14-04-2008 15:16

Plane Stupid Scotland scaled the Scottish Parliament building today, in an early morning protest at Scottish Government plans to impose massive airport expansion by the back door. At 2pm the protestors voluntary walked off the building, were arrested and taken to St.Leonards police station.

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Where next for the student movement? Reclaim the Campus conference, LSE, 17 May

13-04-2008 12:23

After the defeat of the National Union of Students' leadership's anti-democratic "governance review", left student activists are holding a conference at the London School of Economics on 17 May to discuss the way forward for building a campaigning student movement.

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Teaching King Lear in occupied Palestine

12-04-2008 15:54

When a Brighton deelgation visited a remote school in the Jordan Valley, occupied palestine, one of them found themself teaching King Lear to a class of students, but who learnt the most?

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Education and resistance in occupied Palestine

12-04-2008 15:45

In many areas of the West Bank Palestinians are prevented from constructing, improving or repairing any buildings - this can be homes, schools, clinics or animal shelters. In Al Jiftlik and Fasayil the local people have resisted draconian laws and demolition orders, and built their own schools.

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Student Climate Campaigners protest at Strathclyde Management

11-04-2008 12:27

Strathclyde Climate Banner Hang
Students and workers opposed to University environmental practices have scaled the roof of the famous Rottenrow Garden Arches, the focal point of the University of Strathclyde and hung protest banners directly before the Senior Managements building.

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Cannabis Campaigners Complain about Spinning Brains

11-04-2008 09:44

Alun Buffry BSc, of the LCA, said: “This is serious scientific research and must be followed up immediately, yet it is being ignored by this Government. Likewise, the recommendations of the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD). After asking for a review on cannabis classification in law, it appears about to be tossed aside for expedient short term electoral gains.”

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Exciting Weekend of Student Climate Gatherings

09-04-2008 17:15

The weekend of the 19th to 20th April will see two national student climate gatherings take place at the London Action Resource Centre. The first for Climate Camp, and the second for the Student Climate Project. Please forward this message far and wide and persuade all to come along. You don't have to be a student, and crash space is available!

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Oxfam scandal

09-04-2008 13:08

Oxfam are trashing perfectly good books that people have donated to them in good faith.

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Reclaim NUS! Reclaim the campus!

06-04-2008 16:32

Following the defeat of the NUS bureaucracy's anti-democratic Governance Review, which would have consolidated the conversion of NUS from a union into a bureaucratic NGO/lobbying organisation, Education Not for Sale and other activists have called a conference at LSE on 17 May in order to discuss how we can reclaim our unions, our education and our society.

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Operation Happy Shopper

02-04-2008 11:35

A short summary of Opperation Happy Shopper, a Protest against the CCHR exhibit "Psychiatry - An Industry Of Death" For more infomation on the the exhibit itself, please read the following link;

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Major left rebellion cripples anti-democratic agenda

01-04-2008 15:45

The Labourite/Right-wing/Corporatist establishment of NUS have suffered a shock defeat at the Student bodies annual conference. The big debate of this year's event, the controversial Governance Review, has been voted down by a margin of just 20 votes, despite progressives preparing to see democracy eroded, and in some cases removed by the Union's anti-grassroots establishment.
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