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 NUS have proved that they are not going to do this and will actively try to stop us. It requires activists on the ground working together to make this happen.
This is where the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts comes in. Activists who are part of this organisation have spent months making this demonstration a success. None of us are experts or paid. We are all volunteers – students and workers just like you – who believe that we need a radical overhaul of the education system. We believe that sitting down with our vice chancellors is not going to get us, but direct action will. And we believe that we need to organise democratically, locally AND nationally.
But if we want to take this to another level, if we want to have even bigger actions than the one on Wednesday, then we need your help! Get involved with NCAFC, join our campaign and most importantly, come to our national conference happening on the 12-14th December in Manchester.