March for free eduction on November 21st: NCAFC and ULU feeder march

University of London Union (ULU) and the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) have called a feeder march to the National Union of Students (NUS) demonstration on Wednesday 21 November.

It will assemble at 10am outside ULU on Malet Street and march to meet the NUS demonstration.

It will raise slogans about taxing the rich and using the wealth of the banks to fund education, free education with living grants for all and the write-off of all student debt, defending international students and supporting workers fighting for their rights on campus and beyond.

Michael Chessum (NUS NEC and NCAFC) said: “November 21st is about articulating a serious, determined alternative to the agenda of this government, and taking that energy back onto campuses and into a fresh wave of action. For millions of ordinary people, access to education – and to a future – is at stake: it would be irresponsible and undemocratic for the student movement simply to march to Kennington under a slogan that no-one voted for. So we’re calling this feeder so that we can march under the slogans that were democratically decided: ‘tax the rich to fund education’”

Daniel Cooper (ULU Vice President) said: “We are involved in a serious fight in higher education, the outcome of which will decide the shape of the sector for decades to come. Such a fight needs clear slogans and demands, so we are calling this feeder march to promote a sharp political alternative to the vision of education offered by the government.”

Maham Hashmi (SOAS student’s union International Officer) said: “International students are under attack from a xenophobic government using draconian immigration controls and regulations. As well as being treated as criminals, they are being used as cash-cows by universities in an increasingly unregulated fees market. The NUS demonstration needs to raise these issues clearly on November 21st. If it doesn’t, it will have further lost touch with the needs of students and its obligation to fight for our rights.”

Contact:

Daniel Lemberger Cooper
University of London Union Vice President and Acting President 2012/13 (ULU)
Twitter: ULUVICEPRESDLC
http://dancooperulu.wordpress.com/
07840136728
Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY

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