More student protests sweep Italy

Demonstrators in Rome.

In the same week that saw students occupy the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy today has seen more occupations, street battles and blockades of railway stations by students opposing new education reforms.

November 30th day of action against cuts and fees

Tens of thousands of students will walk out of class for the third time in as many weeks today during a national day of action against cuts and tuition fees.

My account of the student national day of action - Manchester 24/11/2010

The mainstream media's accounts of what happened in manchester on wednesday 24th november have been laughably inaccurate. The 3000-strong peaceful demonstration is a work of pure fiction. What follows is my personal account of what really took place.

Today we are the lions! Student protests in Italy

Student protests literally exploded all over Italy to block the approval of the new infamous Gelmini reform, which aims at privatising the university and turning it into a profit-making machine. Thousands and thousands of students have held demonstrations all over the peninsula and occupied university buildings.

"Stop the country, take back the future!" Italian students protest education reform

English-language press release from student protesters in Italy, which saw spontaneous demonstrations, university occupations, bridges, train stations and even airports blocked by students.

Student protests against cuts and fees photo gallery, November 24 2010

Photographs from the student protests against the tripling of university tuition fees and the ending of Education Maintenance Allowance funding for poor college students in the UK, November 24 2010.

Students smash Tory headquarters

A first person report of the 10 November demonstration against huge hikes in university tuition fees which ended in the occupation and vandalism of the Conservative Party offices.

Protest of Hospital Sanitary Workers in Starachowice

Workers protest against outsourcing of jobs.

Salonica Expo protest marches signal the start of the new struggle season in Greece

The traditional protest marches accompanying the PM's speech at the Salonica Expo opened the new struggle season in Greece, which everyone expects to be angry and unpredictable

Mankato student resistance to the downsizing of education

Last week members of the Mankato Area Activist Collective, an anti-authoritarian organization, took action against the $7 million budget cut facing Minnesota State University, Mankato over the next two years. Last spring the university cut 79 ½ positions, one out of every ten faculty members. With tuition predicted to increase as much as 15 percent students are being forced to pay more for less.