The demonstration on Wednesday was incredible. 10,000 people on the streets demanding free education in the biggest student march since 2010! But this didn’t come out of nowhere. Building marches like these requires huge amounts of organisation and if we are ever to win this campaign it’s going to require a whole lot more. The […]
We actually did pretty well! Every major news outlet in the UK reported about the demonstration in some way or another. We also got coverage in the international press, i.e. in Brasil, Germany, Canada, India and Slovenia. #FreeEducation also trended on Twitter nationwide for several hours! We have put together a collection of the coverage […]
PRESS RELEASE: LARGEST STUDENT DEMONSTRATION SINCE 2010 MET WITH POLICE VIOLENCE BUT PROTESTERS COME AWAY “INSPIRED”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 07821731481, 07749263622, 07891714146 LARGEST STUDENT DEMONSTRATION SINCE 2010 MET WITH POLICE VIOLENCE BUT PROTESTERS COME AWAY “INSPIRED”. – 10,000 students marched for Free Education – Protesters met with violence from the police – Days of action planned for 3rd and 6th December Yesterday 10,000 students marched through central London demanding “Free […]
Phone: 07749263622, 07989235178, 07821731481, 07891714146 Yesterday, as many as 10,000 students marched through London in what was probably the biggest demonstration in several years. We could well be on the verge of a new wave of student activism. But we know from experience that A to B marches are never enough. In order to build a serious […]
NCAFC is supporting the global “We are students not customers” student week of action, which is taking place 17-22 November (for more see here).
Thousands march in central London – follow @NCAFC_UK for updates Day of action planned for December 3rd Local marches and rallies planned for December 6th Thousands of students are marching on parliament today in the biggest student mobilisation since 2010 under the banner of FREE EDUCATION: no fees, no cuts, no debt. The demonstration has […]
Here are some ideas for chants to use on the demonstration tomorrow. Please feel free to add more as comments!
IT IS ALMOST DEMO TIME AND WE ARE ALL VERY EXCITED! Buuutttttt if you are coming down, make sure that you have a look at our top ten tips beforehand.. 1) Stick with your mates Make sure that you have the contact details for at least one other protester and look after each other. It […]
A statement of support from the Young Members’ Network of the PCS trade union, which organises civil service workers. Thanks to the comrades! Originally published on their website here.
Demonstration to be “start of big things” as students prepare for an autumn of protest Phone: 07821731481, 07749263622, 07989235178, 07891714146 Thousands of students expected to march tomorrow Press conference called for 10am at UCL. Email [email protected] for more details Further day of action called for December 3rd, and a day of community protests on December 6th This […]
Every year Further Education Students will be locked out of progressing onto Higher Education because they are too poor to learn. They are some of the most affected by the damaging Fees and Cuts our education system has faced. However all too often they have become depoliticised and activism can be invisible in their institutions. […]
Falmouth student Alex Azul Falconer writes about course cuts at his University, the response on campus and why he will be marching on November 19th: On the 5th of November Falmouth University announced the cessation of Contemporary Crafts for the following reasons. ‘BA (Hons) Contemporary Crafts – the University’s most costly and space intensive subject […]
Demo access Demos can’t be accessible to everyone – that’s impossible – but we have tried our utmost to make the demo as accessible as we can. It’s important to have as much information as possible to allow you to make an informed decision about whether the demo is accessible to you. We have also […]
On the 19th November, thousands of university students will join forces with thousands of school and college students in defence of the right to dream and hope. The mainstream political spectrum, from Labour on the “left” to UKIP on the far right, has decided that austerity – this constant drive to cut benefits, wages and […]
On the 6th December, as part of the plan of action for free education and a complete overhaul of the current educational system, students will descend upon regional cities to broaden the fight for education and integrate our communities into the heart of the free education movement. By Adriano Merola Marotta Many students at universities, […]
This was originally posted on Defend the Right to Protest’s website, here. If you’re going on next weeks free education demonstration use this downloadable bust card with key information on your rights if arrested/stopped and search and recommended lawyers who are there to help if needed. Here is a black and white version front and […]
It is now barely one week until the November 19th national demo for free education. One week today, we will be marching on parliament in what should be the biggest student mobilisation since 2010. With enough of a presence on the demo and in the weeks after it, we can force the issue of education […]
‘Everyone has the right to education.’ Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights By Taif Alkhudary, UCL Friends of Palestine ‘Right to Education’ (r2e) week is a student led campaign founded by Birzeit University in the West Bank. It aims to raise awareness of the innumerable obstacles facing students in Palestine today and […]
The NCAFC is different from many other organisations on the left because it is democratic. It belongs to our members – every person who becomes part of our campaign has a say in how it is run. Our upcoming national conference (December 12-14 in Manchester) is an opportunity for all of us to discuss, debate and decide where […]
As part of our National Conference 12-14 December, where we will debate and decide on plans for where to take our movement next, the NCAFC’s members will also select our endorsed candidates for the Presidency and Vice-Presidencies of the National Union of Students. Nominations are open now and will close at 23:59 Monday 1 December. […]