NUS announce plans for struggle in 2012

The National Union of Students have today released some of their poster designs for the protest they are organising later in the year. Let’s make #Millbank2012 the biggest #Millbank ever.

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Off Message: Ed Miliband subtly attacks the politics of social mobility – and rightly so

Today Ed Miliband spoke at the Sutton Trust’s annual conference on social mobility. I must admit that the politics of social mobility has always left me rather cold. To put it quite bluntly, when a banker or lawyer can earn 100 times more than the person who cleans their office, this situation raises far bigger […]

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Australian Administrators Fuck Music Education

Last week Australian National University announced that they will be making all of the staff in their music department reapply for their jobs resulting in cuts of over 10 academic staff (here’s the grim letter they sent to staff). This is on the basis that teaching music properly makes a loss, and is being done […]

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“Screw your election results” Europe tells Greece

It has been quite a weekend for Europe. The bondholders’ settlement has been well and truly shaken. First Hollande deposed Sarkozy. He has entered office on a pledge to amend or reject Fiscal Union, a treaty that will force Eurozone governments to cut spending during any present or future recession. Yet the real tremor came […]

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May Day Greetings

Wonderful to be greeted with a May Day rose from the Occupy people at Liverpool Street this morning. Caught them later on in Paternoster square waving banners and shouting down capitalism. It was a small and lively demonstration, but glad to see that after six months, they finally made it to the London Stock Exchange! May […]

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