universities

Turkish state in unprovoked brutality against students

1,000 students have clashed with the police at the METU University in Ankara, Turkey. The students were protesting the visit of the Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan – who has been pushing an agenda of privatisation across higher education in Turkey for the last couple of years.

FIOM strike and student demonstrations

The union FIOM (the metalworkers’ federation) held a general strike on December 5 and 6 to protest against both the agreement’s merit and the fact of having a separate agreement signed by the sector’s right-wing unions excluding FIOM, the sector’s most representative union.

The history of the Quebec student movement and combative unionism

An article by Jerome Raza on the history of student syndicalism in Quebec and the conditions which gave rise to Classé.

Circulation and the new university - Reclamations Journal

Circulation and the new university - Reclamations Journal

An analysis of the financialisation of American universities and their integration into the circuits of capital accumulation.

Housing speculation, student debt, fees and dispossession; a 21st century love story - Communique concerning UCL Stratford

An article from the website of The Imaginary Party exposing the relationships between tuition fees, rents, student debt, university funding, and private equity funds, in the context of UCL's £1bn plans to dispossess the 300 residents of the Carpenters Estate in Stratford in order to build "profitable" student housing units.

Educate, disempower, destroy

The Imaginary Party on the NUS, the prospects for higher education and students and how the latter can organise around their material interests.

A book bloc's genealogy

A potted history of the book bloc - often students demonstrating against cuts to education using shields decorated as giant books.

14N European strike: Bologna

Demonstration in Bologna

Four rallies, involving 10,000 people, crossed Bologna as part of the European general strike on 14 November 2012. The rallies left at 9 a.m. from different parts of the city, marching along all major streets, from those of the university quarter to shopping areas to the avenues where most urban traffic circulates.

The students are angry

The school president comes out of his house to talk to students

As tuition reaches untenable levels, American University students are uniting and fighting back

The right to education: eviction and clashes in Torino

Peaceful demonstration for Verdi15.

Verdi15, an occupied student residence, was cleared out. Students and left wing activists demonstrated.