UK Education Newswire Archive
11-02-2009 17:05Sheffield Hallam Students' Union is victimising Matt Vicary, Equal Opportunities officer for supporting the protests and occupations against the siege of Gaza. Matt is a dedicated and committed activist trying to force his Union to take up political campaigns and has been suspended by dictat of the President without being informed of the complaints or charges against him.
Wednesday 11th Feb, 1pm, Portland steps (Lakeside), Nottingham Uni campus
08-02-2009 03:19In the university town of Mérida, Venezuela, student political organizations have had a significant presence at marches both for and against a proposed constitutional amendment that will eliminate the two-term limit on elected offices if it is approved in a national vote this February 15th. The predominant discourse has been quite polarized between opponents and supporters of President Hugo Chávez, who plans to run for a third term in office and carry on the construction of “21st Century Socialism” if the amendment passes. However, nuanced voices have emerged from the campaign hype. Seeking to highlight the deeper analysis provided by these non-conformist voices, Venezuelanalysis.com interviewed student leader and social activist Carmen Pulido about the state of radical student activism and the amendment. Pulido regularly organizes student-labor solidarity activities and other political events along with a loose network of anti-capitalist university students. These students have been staunch supporters of many of the initiatives undertaken by Chávez’s ten year administration. Nonetheless, the students persistently retain their autonomy in order to push the “Bolivarian Revolution” led by Chávez toward what they see as a more just and revolutionary path.
07-02-2009 13:39The Greater London Authority (GLA) have recently produced a damning document critising the plans for ARK to build on the Wembley Park Sports Ground at Brent. However, some at Brent Council are still determined to drive this forward, in the face of enormous public opposition. The following demonstrates Nitin Partosham's role in this and his association with Shishukunj charity, with a logo 'Baal Devo Bhava'; 'Honour Baal as God'.
06-02-2009 12:11A study was recently published "showing that a performance gap between African-Americans and whites on a 20-question test administered before Mr. Obama’s nomination all but disappeared when the exam was administered after his acceptance speech and again after the presidential election." Earlier researchers had "assembled university students with identical SAT scores and administered tests to them, discovering that blacks performed significantly poorer when asked at the start to fill out a form identifying themselves by race. The researchers attributed those results to anxiety that caused them to tighten up during exams in which they risked confirming a racial stereotype."
06-02-2009 08:04On Friday the 6th of February 2009 at 2:30pm, University of Nottingham students and academics as well as members of the local community will come together and urge the University administration to re-focus its connections to the Israel and Palestine conflict.
05-02-2009 20:13New book describes young man's flight from war torn Africa. His hopelessness, refugee camps and eventual escape to the West.
05-02-2009 20:07Students who were, until this afternoon, occupying the McCance building at Strathclyde have today won some concessions and guarantees from the university.
05-02-2009 19:34The occupation of Manchester University in Solidarity with the heroic people of Gaza is under threat of eviction by riot police.
04-02-2009 19:24Students of the Queen Mary Occupation have claimed victory after eight days of occupying one of the main lecture theatres at the University.
04-02-2009 17:52Over 150 University of Manchester students have occupied the main university administration building in a demand for a stronger and more proactive position from the university on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
04-02-2009 02:54Salford University intends to make 150 staff redundant in 2009.
03-02-2009 13:19Facing a small opposition, the students from Queen Mary Occupation have already had two successes.
Dear Australian Parliament and the Australian Federal Police,
I give notice of a Judicial and Constitutional crisis in the Australian legal system.
By giving me authority to join to my action, ALL actions against Mr John Wilson are now suspended until the High Court Australia determines all Questions of Law, and Notices of a constitutional matter.
A judicial and constitutional crisis means a void in jurisdiction of all legal proceedings in the Australian legal system.
01-02-2009 22:49At around 6pm today the student occupation of B62 at Nottingham University was violently evicted by campus security. Around 10 security staff used force to remove the occupants into the snow outside. Students are being forced to wait in the cold whilst they go in one by one to pick up belongings. They are being forced to give ID in order to be allowed entry.
01-02-2009 22:02Forward from the occupation blog - university attempts to silence dissent, first by violently evicting the occupation, then by censoring media, refusing to record security guards' abuse and keeping protesters in the cold.
2. A Case Study Of Occupation as Non-Event
3. Seven Points on Occupation