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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 November 2010

Goldsmiths students occupy town hall

About 50 students at Goldsmith's university in south London, including members of Socialist Students, went into occupation of Deptford town hall, now part of Goldsmiths on 3-4 November.

They were protesting at the expected effects of the Browne Review as well as at the plans to introduce new sky-high fees. The Con-Dem backed review, which calls for an end to public funding for arts and humanities courses, will have a devastating impact on Goldsmiths which is a more arts-oriented part of the University of London.

Martin Powell-Davies of Lewisham National Union of Teachers and the NUT national executive brought along a message of support from teachers and the local Socialist Party branch.

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In The Socialist 11 November 2010:


Socialist Students

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No to 9,000 tuition fees: Fight for your future!

Ireland: Largest student protest in a generation


Anti-cuts campaign

Stop the Con-Dems' slave labour scheme

What the capitalist cuts really mean

National Shop Stewards Network: Anti-cuts conference


Socialism 2010

Socialism 2010: An inspirational weekend


Youth

Youth Fight for Jobs and Socialist Students conference

Leeds: Stop the closure of Union Books

Goldsmiths students occupy town hall


Socialist Party editorial

London firefighters' dispute: the fight is not over

Massive anger must be organised into coordinated trade union action


Socialist Party workplace news

London tube strike - picket line reports

BBC staff fight for pensions: picket line reports

Protest at law centre closure

Fight the mail centre cuts


Socialist Party news and analysis

Vendetta continues against Tommy Sheridan, socialist fighter

Angry campaigners discuss Stroud fightback

NHS - workers looking for a fighting lead

Fast news


Socialist Party feature

Attacks on disabled people's rights


International socialist news and analysis

Scotland: potential to build a mass movement against cuts

US elections: Bankruptcy of Democrats leads to spectacular fall


Socialist Party review

Review: Call Mr Robeson: A Life, with Songs


 

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