10,000 march in Thessaloniki after police siege of university

Campaigners against a new government law allowing police to attack university grounds had been occupying the Aristotle University’s Rector’s Office, until a dawn raid yesterday. On Thursday morning the Greek police assaulted the cops off campus occupation, which had been running for 18 days as part of escalating action against the New Democracy Party’s attempt

BREAKING: Bristol uni threatens to withhold bursary payments from rent strikers

The management of the University of Bristol is attempting to break the student rent strike by witholding vital bursary payments from some of the most disadvantaged strikers. Ahead of a scheduled meeting between university trustees and strike leaders tomorrow, the Student Funding Office has writen to all striking students in receipt of bursaries, threatening to

Is genocide denial anti-imperialist now? How tankies are taking over leftbook and the London student scene

Picture a British second-year Sociology student holding a Socialist Worker’s Party placard and shouting “hands-off DPRK” outside your student halls (that image in your head, he’s male and wearing cargo shorts, right? He’s going to ask you out for a chai latte, take you to Bookmarks, explain the women’s lib. section to you, and then

Nantes: squatted refugee centre evicted

At early hours last Wednesday, the prefecture of Nantes, with the green light of the presidency of the university campus, evicted the Castle of Tertre: a university building occupied by students and refugees last Autumn in order to house child migrants. 300 cops took part in a very swift operation which made 150 young people

Loughborough Students Risk Disciplinary Action on Fossil Fuel Campaign

At the start of the academic year something unusual happened at Loughborough University. Whereas undergraduates normally avoid politics on campus a small group got together to discuss a campaign to encourage the university to take their investments out of fossil fuels. Initially the Loughborough People and Planet campaign had the support of Loughborough Students’ Union

Students occupy the London College of Communication

A section of The London College of Communication was occupied in protest against the Elephant Shopping Centre and College campus  gentrification plans and the LCC partnership in the social cleansing of the area. The occupation comes the night before the developer firm Delancey’s proposal for the redevelopment  goes to planning. The redevelopment plan, described by local

Students are suffering — rent strikes are the solution

If you thought that the student mental health “crisis” was something of an exaggeration, let us start off with some fun statistics. According to recent research by the National Union of Students, 78% of students have experienced mental health problems in the last year. Around half of those who have experienced problems with mental health

Only working-class self-organisation will kill the housing bill

With the Housing Bill about to come into effect, conditions are looking bleak for the working class. The Bill follows a plethora of attacks on poor people, the most notable of which are the benefit cap and the bedroom tax, not to mention the 2012 ban of residential squatting. Last year saw a record number