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Middlesex university occupation calls for support as injunction served

Save Middlesex Philosophy have sent out the following update

Issue No. 2201

The student protesters occupying the Mansion Building at Trent Park campus were informed on Friday morning that the university management was seeking a court injunction to end our sit-in protest.

This news came as a surprise to us since we were in the midst of negotiations with management over the future of philosophy at Middlesex.

We are disappointed at the management’s provocative decision to bring lawyers in to resolve this dispute. We intend to continue our campaign to save philosophy at Middlesex University and intend to continue our protest at the Mansion Building in order to achieve that aim.

We urge everyone who supports our campaign to come and visit the occupied Mansion Building. We have a programme of speakers and events lined up over the weekend, including Eyal Weizman on Friday evening and Tariq Ali on Saturday afternoon.

To get campaign updates and read the full correspondence between the student protesters and management, including the solicitors’ letter we received this morning and our reply, visit: »

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Fri 14 May 2010, 18:00 BST
Issue No. 2201
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