Category Archives: Students

The centre cannot hold: 2016 in review

So, this was a pretty brutal year in a lot of ways. It wasn’t all grim all the time, but there was certainly more than enough pain and misery to go around. This is an attempt to try and trace … Continue reading

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Cleaners, couriers, casualisation, cereal and construction: news from grassroots workers’ struggles

A few stories you might have missed from recent days: The LSE has just announced a pay rise for cleaners that will take them up to the current London Living Wage of £9.75 an hour, which is one of the … Continue reading

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Practical resistance in education: rent strikes and survey sabotage

The UK’s student movement has had some really impressive moments in the last few years, but it’s also often struggled to come up with lasting ways of building power beyond brief and quickly-evicted occupations. One of the most promising steps … Continue reading

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The day the rent fell

Congratulations to students at University College London, where a hard-fought rent strike has now led to an offer to cut rents by 2.5% over the next few years. It’s not enough, but it’s a step in the right direction. The rent … Continue reading

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Mid-May round-up: notes on housing, Syria, the courts and more…

A quick round-up of news across a few various different fronts: In housing news, the Hackney renters’ group DIGS has been taking the fight to letting agents who refuse to lease to tenants on housing benefit. So far, their “YesDSS” … Continue reading

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On SATs, strategy and the social strike

On August 9th, 2014, police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown. While police killings of young black people may be almost routine in the US, what followed was very far from routine, as angry protests and riots erupted … Continue reading

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Early March round-up: doctors, housing, antifascism and more…

Another general round-up of news and upcoming events across a few different areas: You’ll probably be aware of this already, but the doctor’s strike is still going ahead this Wednesday and Thursday, so try and get down to your local … Continue reading

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