STUDENT SOLIDARITY: Support The Students – Cuz You’re F***ing Next!

November 11, 2010

It says ‘MP’ on the helmet – and soon all MP’s will need to dress like this 😉

Millbank was just the start. Today the crowilition is attacking Britain’s poorest people. We need to learn from the students and stand our ground. The students have given all of us a wake-up call, it’s time for action. After all, most towns have Conservative Clubs don’t they 😉

The Brigade urges everyone to sign the statement of solidarity…

PLEASE SIGN: Statement of solidarity with students arrested at Millbank

National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts | 11.11.2010 03:02 | Education | Repression | Social Struggles

A statement in solidarity with the student protesters arrested in London today – to sign email teneleventen@gmail.com
We need unity to break the Con-Dems’ attacks
Stand with the protesters against victimisation

Wednesday’s national NUS/UCU 50,000-strong national demonstration was a magnificent show of strength against the Con-Dems’ savage attacks on education. The Tories want to make swingeing cuts, introduce £9,000 tuition fees and cut EMA. These attacks will close the doors to higher education and further education for a generation of young people.

During the demonstration over 5,000 students showed their determination to defend the future of education by occupying the Tory party HQ and its courtyards for several hours. The mood was good-spirited, with chants, singing and flares.

Yet at least 32 people have now been arrested, and the police and media appear to be launching a witch-hunt condemning peaceful protesters as “criminals” and violent.

A great deal is being made of a few windows smashed during the protest, but the real vandals are those waging a war on our education system.

We reject any attempt to characterise the Millbank protest as small, “extremist” or unrepresentative of our movement.

We celebrate the fact that thousands of students were willing to send a message to the Tories that we will fight to win. Occupations are a long established tradition in the student movement that should be defended. It is this kind of action in France and Greece that has been an inspiration to many workers and students in Britain faced with such a huge assault on jobs, benefits, housing and the public sector.

We stand with the protesters, and anyone who is victimised as a result of the protest.

Initial signatories include (all in a personal capacity):
Mark Bergfeld, NUS NEC
Ashok Kumar, Vice-President Education LSE
Vicki Baars, NUS LGBT Officer women’s place
Sean Rillo Raczka, Birkbeck SU Chair and NUS NEC (Mature Students’ Rep)
Nathan Bolton, Campaigns Officer Essex SU
James Haywood, Campaigns Officer Goldsmiths College SU
Steve Hedley, London regional organiser RMT
Wanda Canton, Women’s Officer QMUL
Michael Chessum, Education and Campaigns Officer UCL SU
Jade Baker, Education Officer Westminster Uni SU
Dan Swain, Essex Uni SU Postgrad Officer

To add your name or organisation email teneleventen@gmail.com

National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts
- e-mail: againstfeesandcuts@gmail.com
- Homepage: http://www.anticuts.com

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