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Police, politicians and the NUS can’t stop the fight for free education

By KD Tait 2014 was the year the student movement moved decisively from the defensive to the offensive. Tax the rich to fund education for all was the demand that…

On 19 November students can put free education back on the agenda

  By KD Tait The ritual central London march for free education, a staple of the student activist’s Autumn calendar for 15 years, has been called for 19 November by…

Tories deploy ‘British values’ against Muslims

By Bernie McAdam After their humiliation in the EU elections at the hands of UKIP the Tories had to do something to reclaim the mantle of Britain’s number one racist party.…

Protest: solidarity with victimised activists at Birmingham

In November, as part of a wave of occupations on campuses across the country, activists from Defend Education Birmingham occupied their University’s Senate Chamber for over a week. The University…

Free Education National Meeting

AGENDA Plenary discussion 11:00 – 12:15 Break 12:15-12:30 Workshops 12:30 – 1:30 1) NUS and free education: making the bureaucracy fight 2) Organising and making the arguments for free education…

Class[room] Struggle

DRAFT AGENDA (full speaker list to follow) 11.30-12 Opening plenary: workers rights on campuses across the country. 12-1 Workshop slot 1: – Fair Pay: postgrad teachers organising for pay and…

Teachers: all out on 26 march

 The National Union of Teachers has called a national strike in a continuing campaign to defend pay, pensions and conditions: report by NUT member Bernie McAdam Teachers are right to…

The NUT and the Grand old Duke of York

  By Bernie McAdam Teachers from both main unions have overwhelmingly supported a series of regional strikes against Education Secretary Michael Gove’s attacks on pay, pensions and workload. This action…

Teachers: national action the only way forward

Thousands of teachers thronged Markham Street in Westminster between the Home Office and Department for Education, writes Bernie McAdam, NUT. Some started jumping up and down as loud calls rang…

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