Tag Archives: university occupations

The occupiers who came in from the cold: workplace round-up for late Feb/early March

One of the biggest and most notable disputes going on at the moment is the UCU dispute over attacks on the USS university pension scheme. Academic staff at 61 universities are currently in the middle of 14 days of strike … Continue reading

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Once More With Feeling – some thoughts on why it’s all kicking off on campus

The past week has seen a sudden upsurge in antagonism at universities, reminiscent of the wave of anger that erupted at the end of 2010 and served as the starting point for the anti-austerity protests of the last few years. … Continue reading

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2011 in review: some forgotten highlights of the year

It’s that time of year when everyone’s making end-of-year lists, and, just as predictably, pretty much is everyone is going to be enraged by the fact that everyone else’s list misses off something that they consider to be vitally important. … Continue reading

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I am Spark-ticus! – Street battles in Egypt, occupations everywhere else.

Events are moving faster and faster. This post will probably be out of date by the time it’s finished. Still, for what it’s worth, here’s a few recent developments that’ve grabbed my attention: Birmingham, Warwick and Cambridge have all gone … Continue reading

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Springtime for campus and university, springtime for you and me?

The universities have been a fair bit quieter in 2011 than in the last few months of last year, but that seems to be changing this week. The UCU strikes that took place in several regions on Tuesday, and will … Continue reading

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Spreading the idea of occupations

One issue that anyone who’s involved in revolutionary politics and still has some grasp on reality has to deal with sooner or later is that, most of the time, what we do is pretty much pointless. Outside revolutionary situations, our … Continue reading

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Day X3, 9th December: They won the vote, but who won the riot?

Something really good has happened. I can’t say about anywhere else, but where I live the ice is starting to melt. This is nice in and of itself, because it means you can walk up the street without risking falling … Continue reading

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