Could the occupation of London Metropolitan signal the rise of a working-class student’s movement?

In Cameron’s adventurous second term, the privatisation of culture has continued on a dramatic scale. Everywhere cultural avenues for poor people are severed. Public museums, art galleries and libraries, particularly those in predominantly working-class Labour boroughs, have had their funding cut. As they demolish our estates to make for upmarket flats, centres of working-class culture

Students, Class and Wildcat Strikes: Why free education must have a basis in working-class struggle

Reaching its second day on Friday, the wildcat strike and picket at the School of Oriental and African Studies was successful in putting further pressure on management to lift the suspension of union representative Sandy Nicoll. The suspension comes in response to Nicoll’s alleged support for the occupation there and its resilience against increasing repression

Occupy London: Stock Exchange takes it to the City

Assemble in front of St Pauls Cathedral at Midday – please try to be on time and not early or late. When you are there be ready and attentive. Make sure to follow @OccupyLSX on Twitter for updates on the day. If you don’t have a smartphone, sign up to twitter text updates for the

Student occupation of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

After the successful occupation of the George Square Lecture Theatre at the University of Edinburgh in protest at Scottish universities charging £9,000 in tuition fees, students occupied the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in Glasgow on Friday 23rd September. The action came after management decided to introduce the maximum charge for non-Scottish students to

Occupation of Wall Street

The dawn of a new American uprising, or a formulaic reaction bound to fizzle out? The belly of the beast, the finance capital of the world’s richest country, is experiencing some uncomfortable rumble. Wall Street (the equivalent of London’s City) has been directly targeted by protesters as the focus of their anger. On 17th of