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Gothenburg school pupils strike against job cuts

400 pupils at Sjumilaskolan in Gothenburg suburb Biskopsgården have been on a week long strike since angry parents got the message that half the staff was to be sacked due to the economic crisis and estimates of falling pupil numbers.

March 2003: Schoolkids against the Iraqi War

The actions of schoolkids in March 2003 throughout the world were perhaps the most interesting aspect of the opposition to the Iraqi war.

A heavy burden on young shoulders - TPTG

TPTG analyse the developments in Greek movements against education reforms.

Italian students: We will not pay for their crisis

Italian policemen in riot gears stand guard near students gathering outside Rome's Auditorium Friday, Oct. 24, 2008.

Italian students keep on demonstrating against the recent reforms supported by the Ministry of Education.

Germany: high school students strike

High School students struck and marched across Germany yesterday in protest against classroom overcrowding, lack of teachers, and the pressure of examinations.

Warm autumn? Heat rises in Italian education

Demonstration in Milan.

In response to new educational reforms from the Berlusconi government, staff and students at Italy's schools and universities have risen in revolt. What follows is an overview of what's been going on.

France: university strikes and occupations against the LRU continue

Students across France have been voting on the next step in the ongoing struggle against the so-called reforms of the LRU law.

Netherlands: Thousands walk out against school hours

Pupils demonstrate in Stadhuisplein

Thousands of Dutch school pupils walked out of lessons on Friday in wildcat protests organised online against lesson times.

France: Student strikes and blockades to continue

1000 school students march in solidarity demo in Perpignan

Today will be an important day for the student movement with Police and university authorities ending most occupations before the weekend.

Reflections on the black consciousness movement and the South African revolution - Selby Semela, Sam Thompson and Norman Abraham

The Soweto riots, 1976

A situationist-influenced text decribing how a protest by Soweto school students in 1976 spread and became a country-wide revolt - involving mass workers' strikes and violent confrontations that shook the foundations of white South Africa. Written as a collaboration between an American and two South Africans, the text also deals with the rise and fall of the Black Consciousness Movement.