Author Archives: Edinburgh University Anti-Cuts Coalition

Our Demands

Our principles: Education should be free: funded through higher taxation on corporations and the rich. Education is a social, public good: universities should not be run for private profit. Universities should be democratically organised: directly controlled by staff and students. … Continue reading

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November 30th: The women fight back

Earlier this week, the Guardian asked the women of twitter what pissed them off most about the Con-Dem government. It was a testimony to women’s ingenuity that so many were able to fit so much into 140 characters. Among the … Continue reading

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Why I support the strikes

Students at the time of the last UCU strike seemed somewhat confused as to what picket lines were, and what supporting a strike means. Here is my short attempt (it’s nearly 3am here in Appleton tower) to explain it. On … Continue reading

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Schedule for 26/11/11

All welcome in the Free State of Apple Town, Appleton Tower, George Square, Edinburgh University of Edinburgh matriculation cards are required for entry outside of usual daytime opening hours Meetings will run on time! 1100-1130 Skipping (getting food)/ 1100-1130 Communications … Continue reading

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We’re not weirdos, honest

It’s a Friday night, I’m missing my friend’s boozy 20something birthday (it’s her third 21st…) because I’m sitting in Appleton Tower writing about strikes. Life fail? Maybe, but I hope not. Occupations are about more than just hummus eating, a … Continue reading

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Report – Edinburgh Occupation 23rd-24th

Following the Edinburgh University Students’ Association organised ‘RUKidding’ March against fees a group of students attempted to occupy several university management buildings across campus. Unfortunately the university and the police were tipped off prior to the action, activists encountered police … Continue reading

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Security at the door

Student X keeping the door open whilst a member of security takes their details.

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