UK Education Newswire Archive
08-01-2009 13:58This community project offers people a large carrier bag of seasonal veg for just £3, sold weekly at 2 community centres by volunteers.
08-01-2009 13:44Roelie Post’s book "For Export Only; the untold story of the Romanian ‘orphans’" is
essential reading for anyone who has an interest in this issue. 'The reader is taken along on an eight year travel, and will be shown the story of the Romanian ‘orphans’ from a different light, where global politics and private interests compete with the rights of the child.' http://www.romania-forexportonly.blogspot.com Extracts below.
08-01-2009 13:24It is generally acknowledged today that every single individual freedom, including of course academic freedom, has been effectively undermined, both on account of the systemic limitations imposed by the form of the system of market economy developed in neoliberal globalisation, and on account of the corresponding limitations imposed by the semi-totalitarian transformation of representative “democracy” in the aftermath of the 9/11 events. (…) unless universities are directly controlled by society itself (which, alone, could express the general interest) and the academic community, i.e., teachers and students, no real academic freedom is possible. (…) A democratic paideia, therefore, presupposes a struggle for radical change not just in the educational structures but also in the socio-economic structures, (…) there is little (if any) relation between market needs and human needs in the market economy system, in which what determines “market needs” is crucially conditioned by privileged social groups, through the concentration of income, wealth and economic power at their hands. It is therefore only within the context of an inclusive democracy, which institutionalises an equal distribution of political and economic power among all citizens that one could meaningfully talk about academic freedom.
07-01-2009 18:56The founders of the Palestine Solidarity Initiative ( http://www.palestinesolidarity.org/) have condemned the university's "hypocritical silence" over the atrocities being committed against the people of Gaza by Israeli military forces.
02-01-2009 11:42CALL FOR A EUROPEAN CONFERENCE OF SOCIAL CENTERS
BARCELONA/, 2009, January 8-10.
Network is Coming.
30-12-2008 15:30Make Wars History Tour
30-12-2008 15:19We've learnt that Ron Prosor, the Israeli Ambassador to the UK, will be speaking on Warwick Campus tomorrow at midday, as part of the Limmud conference. Clearly this is very short notice - it's been kept under wraps as far as I can tell. If you can make it along to protest, then please do, it's really important to have a presence, given the current situation.
16-12-2008 23:57Protests over education reform turned violent last week, with students clashing with police in Brest, Rennes and Lille, all cities in northern France that have fallen on hard economic times.
"When you see people confront each other with such violence, when you see the pillage, when you see what we have seen in a country like Greece, obviously it makes us think twice," said Sarkozy.
16-12-2008 20:24Arpad Busson, chairman of 'charity' ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) is also chairman of EIM Group; involved in the Subprime Mortgage disaster which stripped so many people of their homes. He now sponsors Academy Schools in London to help the 'disadvantaged'.
15-12-2008 14:51There is still a lot of activity in the streets of Italian cities from the Anomalous Wave movement. Last Friday a General Strike called by several unions saw actions, demos and shut-downs all over Italy. Here are some reports from the day.
Also good news of the taking up of The Wave by the ever-expanding school students movement who held a national assembly on 7th Dec. Finally, the evicted Horus social centre in Rome was re-occupied during the General Strike! Italy, Greece, France, Germany - the different movements are still out there keeping it real! Be inspired!
13-12-2008 17:00The University and Colleges Union (UCU) passed a motion at its national congress in 2008 calling on members to consider the implications of Israeli universities' complicity in the occupation. A group of anonymous members have threatened to sue the union. The union has stood by its policy but the solicitor for the members has claimed erroneously that the union has backed down
11-12-2008 21:53This short report highlights British researchers remarkable workl at the Salzburg Civilmedia Conference 08'
11-12-2008 18:44The Bologna Declaration amplify its rhetoric with the mobility of students.
09-12-2008 09:07Alexandros was our friend, our brother, our son, our classmate and our comrade.*** please repost it to other indymedias ***
07-12-2008 21:44According to the University and Colleges Union (UCU) website, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) management have backed down in their bid to derecognise the trade union and cut back on reps' facility time. This is good news for workers at the uni.