Happy New Year from Defend LSBU! Defend our Education!
We hoped you’re all rested, because it’s going to be a mammoth year in our fight to keep higher and further education for the masses. Most people don’t want this government’s cuts and neither do they believe they are necessary. As the coalition becomes increasingly unpopular, cracks will start to appear. Our determination can fracture this government until it crumbles: we’re all in it together!
We will shortly be launching a new campaign on campus, which we’re very excited about. There’s also plenty of activity behind the scenes in planning for forthcoming demonstrations as part of the wider student movement.
So, while you wait, please make sure you’re aaware of the following:
Wednesday 19th January: March on Parliament to save EMA. Assemble 4pm Piccadilly Circus.
Wednesday 26th January: Day of Action – student strike to Save EMA. Assemble 12pm Trafalgar Square.
Saturday 29th January: National demonstrations in London and Manchester against the education cuts. Details TBC on assembly point.
Also our local anti-cuts group, Southwark Save Our Services, also has some important events coming up: http://southwarksaveourservices.blogspot.com/
Monday 17th January: 11am-8pm, Teach-In at Thomas Calton Adult Learning Centre, Alpha St, Peckham SE15 4NX. See the value of Adult Education and resist the cuts in this area as part of the wider assault on education by the ConDem government.
Tuesday 25th January: From 3pm, lobby outside Southwark Town Hall, Peckham Road, Peckham SE5 8UB. This is the day our local council votes through the massive cuts imposed by coalition. This is the future of the people of Southwark is sold up the river. We need a decent loud demo outside!
P.S. For those of you requiring reassurance about people power, just look at what’s happening in Tunisia at the moment…