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Hundreds turn out for anti-cuts and resistance meeting

December 7, 2010

Today saw hundreds of students at Camden School for Girls assemble for a lunchtime meeting about the true effects of the cuts proposed to higher education, EMA and beyond.

The students gave up their lunchtimes to hear guest speakers, including two of the UCL occupiers, with whom we have been working closely in solidarity over the past few weeks.

This meeting was a precursor to tomorrow’s planned ‘teach-in’ action, which will see students voicing their protests at the government’s proposals, respecting the school’s educational provision through attending lessons, while emphasising education’s sacred nature through staging a programme of self-teaching and constructive protest.

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  1. December 8, 2010 11:33 am

    Good stuff!

    Keep on keeping on – you’re inspiring a lot of old people 🙂

  2. December 8, 2010 11:34 am

    Good job Camden! Keep the heat on your school, and let us know how we can help! Love and solidarity, from the St Andrews Occupiers

  3. December 8, 2010 11:37 am

    Don’t give up!! This is inspiring stuff!

  4. Claire Miller permalink
    December 8, 2010 1:39 pm

    Dear Students,

    You are a true inspiration to all other students out there who feel the same way about the planned savage cuts in education.

    I’m a student history teacher in another school in north west London and I will be telling all my students of the fantastic work you’re doing – keep up the good work, you’re all amazing.

    In solidarity,

    Miss Miller.

  5. T Keating permalink
    December 8, 2010 1:57 pm

    Well done all of you. What the government are doing is atrocious! Is an education (and therefore decent jobs) only going to be available to the very well off?

  6. Kate permalink
    December 8, 2010 2:40 pm

    Just wanted to say well done – you guys are a real inspiration standing up for whats right. It has always been the camden way and it is good to know things haven’t changed since I was there.

    Keep up the good work

  7. December 8, 2010 3:42 pm

    This is great to see. Keep going!

  8. chjh permalink
    December 8, 2010 11:16 pm

    I first got into political activity through the Schools Action Union (a few years ago…), and I can’t tell you how much this has inspired me. Keep on fighting!

  9. December 9, 2010 10:45 am

    Brilliant work. You’re doing a great job!

    Loads of my students receive EMA and they’re going to be put under a lot more pressure now it’s being slashed. Couple that with huge hikes in fees and it looks like an attempt to take education back to the time when only the rich could afford it.

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