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At the sharp end of the crisis

YOUNG PEOPLE in Tory Britain are caught between a rock and a hard place. Youth unemployment stands at over 20 per cent – over one million people. For young black…

London Met: thousands face deportation in racist crackdown

JUST WEEKS after London was touted as a multicultural paradise during the Olympics, international students at London Metropolitan University have been told to find a new university place or face deportation.…

Student strikes rock Quebec and Chile

Students in Québec, Canada have been on strike for three months against the government’s attempts to raise university tuition fees, while Chilean students are protesting for reforms in the public…

Alfie Meadows: drop the charges, put the police in the dock

Sally Turner Monday 26 March was the first day of Alfie Meadows’ trial for ‘violent disorder’ after police beat him into a near-fatal coma – a crime for which no…

NCAFC Conference: Despite the problems, a step forward

Anyone reading the #NCAFC Twitter feed over the weekend will have got the impression that the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts descended into uncontrollable orgy of bickering and sectarianism. The…

Willett’s privatisation bill rolled into ditch – for now

The government has dropped controversial proposals to make it easier for private businesses to set up universities, after several months of protest by students. The White Paper drawn up last…

Education not for sale

Public education is under attack. Greedy corporations are hell bent on getting their hands on schools, colleges and universities – desperate to make a profit out of education and knowledge.…

More political persecution of student activists

Dan Edmonds reports on the latest round of students going through the courts after the protests AS THE courts prepare to give recent alleged rioters punitive sentences and the right…

Militant action can reverse Con-Dem education reforms

A year after students took to the streets, the fight for the future of education in Britain continues. As young people are confronted with few university places and even fewer…

General strike: Chilean workers and students unite

Massive student protests and strikes have rocked Chile as people fight back against education cuts by the unpopular right wing government, write Jeremy Dewar and Dave Stockton…

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