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Voices from student occupations in Austria and Serbia

As student occupations and protests erupt across Europe, student activists from Austria, Serbia and Britain speak to Socialist Worker about how they are organising, why they are fighting – and the impact of their struggles

Issue No. 2181

Protesting in Vienna

Protesting in Vienna


Katharina Litschauer, a student from the University of Vienna explains why the neoliberal EU Bologna Process have led to students across Austria occupying, and how the movement has now spread to other countries » ‘We surrounded parliament’

Dietmar Meister goes through how the Austrian students have organised three months of occupations » ‘Working groups involve thousands of students’

» Photo of the Austrian student occupation

Matija Medenica from the student protest in Belgrade, Serbia, talks about the anger that has led to unity between » ‘Pull together all who are being made to pay for the crisis’

Simon Englert from Sussex University on how the situation has radicalised even in British Universities » ‘A year ago this would have been unthinkable’


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