The National Union of Students (NUS) has called for a national demonstration on 21st November against the funding cuts which aim to transform education into a playground for speculators and profit-hungry capitalists.
The call is supported by National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, EAN, the UCU and others.
Young people have had our EMA robbed, fees tripled and our schools handed over to religious fanatics and greedy businesses. 1 million are unemployed.
This year 462,507 students will be billed £9,000 – the highest fees ever to go to university in overcrowded courses with few employment prospects.
This demonstration is our chance to strike back.
The wave of strikes, occupations and protests which followed the destruction of Tory HQ at Millbank in 2010 has given us plenty of experience.
Rebuilding anti-cuts groups this Freshers’, drawing national anti-cuts campaigns into organising school students, and preparing a fighting strategy to defend education is needed to make this demo a success.
Above all we need a commitment to unity on a democratic basis from the different education campaigns.
A march by the TUC, strikes by teachers and public sector workers will create a hot autumn. Let’s make sure November 21 keeps the heat up on the Con-Dem government into the winter.
REVOLUTION fights for
• Free education for all, living grants, abolition of student debt for local and international students
• No to all the education cuts
• Kick out the bosses – nationalise all academies, religious and ‘free’ schools