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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:
£9,000 student fees: we won't pay!
No to £9,000 tuition fees: Fight for your future!
Ireland: Largest student protest in a generation
Stop the Con-Dems' slave labour scheme
What the capitalist cuts really mean
National Shop Stewards Network: Anti-cuts conference
Socialism 2010: An inspirational weekend
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
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
The Socialist 11 November 2010 |
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