Occupation over!

After 51 hours of occupation, London South Bank University management agreed to our demands. The occupation of the Language Centre ended with a march to the management building alongside comrades from the NUJ, SWP, Southwark Save our Services, UCU, Unite and others, where we celebrated our victory.

This is by no means the end of the fight back at LSBU. We now need to coordinate to make sure that management stick to their demands, and to ensure that attacks on students and staff end. We will also be organising to fight back within the national movement, against vicious and swingeing cuts to education and public services.

Thank you to all who helped and offered support. We will put out a full statement shortly.

Defend LSBU! Defend our Education!

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8 Responses to Occupation over!

  1. Miles says:

    Pete Murray, President of the National Union of Journalists, reports from in side the LSBU occupation.


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  3. Mono_S. says:

    I’m sad I didn’t get to come down and show my support, but awfully glad at this relatively swift and definitely positive end to the occupation!

    I have all my extremities crossed for the hopeful future of this movement!

  4. So pleased for you and the movement at large! Solidarity!

    Looking forward to seeing the full statement!

  5. kmfreepress says:

    Check out the highly creative and effective student protests in Italy this last week. Not content with occupying their universities and colleges and taking it to the streets, as is traditional now in Italy, students occupy key economic interests such as an airport, bridges into a city, train stations and now major tourist sites: The Coliseum in Rome and The Leaning Tower in Pisa. The point is not to just stay in the spaces of learning (which in some cases can be fairly invisible to others) but to take back other public spaces for occupation and debate and mass political effect.
    The occupations here are great and just the start but we could begin to think just a bit wider about creating new occupied spaces of protest, discussion, assembly and ultimately direct action against the cuts and Government. When we take such spaces we are also inviting others who are fighting the cuts to take the space with us and to all work together.

    Good round-up of Italian struggles here:

  6. Big F says:

    May I ask what the demands were, exactly? Having trouble finding out.

  7. LAWAS says:

    Congratulations to the LSBU occupiers!!!

    The Latin American Workers Association (LAWAS) wants to show its continued support to this occupation and our commitment to join you in the fight back within the national movement. Education and public service cuts are a disgrace and must be stopped. We won’t allow the poor to pay for the excesses of the banking system. We won’t allow this government to continue blaming migrants for their own miseries. We will fight exploitation and victimisation of the working class in the UK, not only cleaners, but across all sectors and communities, regardless of nationalities or immigration status. Students, workers, migrants, we are ALL ONE and as ONE we will fight. Because an injury to one is an injury to all.


    LAWAS General Assembly

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