education

The work/energy crisis and the apocalypse - George Caffentzis

1980 essay by George Caffentzis examining capitalist society following the 1973 energy and economic crisis amidst the widespread refusal of work by women and the young.

The litany of natural stuffs - petroleum, natural gas, uranium, coal, wood, water, sunlight - apprehension about their limits, joy in their abundance, skepticism about their benefits, pass for the bulk of "analyses" of the "energy crisis" that "we" face.

Communique for an absent NUS

Communique for an absent NUS

A call for autonomous struggle, and to smash the National Union of Students.

In a recent twitter post, Sussex University Student Union President Kelly McBride wrote of the NUS conference, ‘Most draining and disappointing 3 days of my entire time involved in student ‘politics’ – where on earth is this movement heading?!’ Indeed, the NUS conference is draining.

In defence of smashed glass

In defence of smashed glass

Reflections on the demonstrations and occupations at the University of Sussex, and the wider issue of privatisation and marketisation of the education sector.

Sussex University, 25 March: An afternoon of fireworks, flares, and a not-so-friendly police force. Finally, a demonstration that began to demonstrate something. But this wasn’t merely “fuck the police” (although that sentiment was central); it was in opposition of the 235 jobs being cut through outsourcing at the university, in clear opposition to creeping corporate control of education.

Strike threat at the University of Sussex

Strike threat at the University of Sussex

The three recognised trade unions at the University of Sussex are conducting a co-ordinated indicative ballot for strike action, against plans to outsource 235 campus jobs.

The indicative ballot by Unite, Unison and UCU will open on Monday 8 April and will gauge the level of support for industrial action in an increasingly bitter dispute over outsourcing. This week has seen High Court bailiffs evict the 8-week occupation of the Bramber House conference centre.

Education Worker #10 - Victimisation

ew 10

The tenth issue of Education Worker, focuses on victimisation in education, including articles on the Halesowen Four, London Met, and an interview with a victimised NUT rep.

Education Worker: bulletin of the Education Workers Network. Issue 10.
Special Issue: Victimisation in Education

National demo against privatisation - University of Sussex - updates

National demo against privatisation - University of Sussex - updates

Monday March 25th is the national demonstration against privatisation being held at the University of Sussex. We'll edit this post with updates throughout the day. Also keep an eye on the comments for the latest, and the #Mar25 hashtag on twitter.


From @Kate_Trevor
16.15 We are ending our coverage of the #Mar25 events for now. Thanks for reading and your help on Twitter, read below for a sense of whats been happening at Sussex University today and check back later for more reports and analysis.

Occupy Sussex propaganda

Propaganda from the ongoing campaign against outsourcing and privatisation at Sussex University.

Sussex University anti-outsourcing struggle escalates

Sussex University anti-outsourcing struggle escalates

The anti-privatisation campaign at the University of Sussex is gathering strength - and there are signs university management are feeling the pressure.

The student-led occupation of the Bramber House conference centre is now 6 weeks old. Monday 25th March has been called as a national demonstration against the privatisation and marketisation of universities.

Hodgson, Keith, 1962-2013

An obituary for Liverpool-based anarchist and antifascist Keith Hodgson, who sadly died on 23 February 2013.

Keith Hodgson, long time activist in the Liverpool anarchist scene, died on Saturday 23rd February 2013, aged 50. Keith, like many of his generation, was radicalised by the re-vitalised Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and by the Thatcher onslaught against working class rights and freedoms in the 1980s.

Occupation as dead end?

Occupation as dead end?

A collection of short articles discussing the dangers of co-optation, and the possibilities for escalation, in the student occupation at the University of Sussex which began in February 2013.