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Follow this demo with education action everywhere

Issue No. 2227

After the great demonstration, we need to keep up the momentum to build a movement that can bring the coalition government to its knees.

Be bold, take the initiative—join the day of dissent on 24 November, called by the Education Activist Network, with demos, stunts, occupations and walkouts.

The attacks are coming thick and fast in education. We have to be organised and ready for action—students, lecturers and other workers, organising together to build massive resistance.

The money is there for education, but the government chooses to spend it on wars, weapons and bailing out the banks.

This isn’t just about tuition fees. It’s about fighting the Tory vision of education, where private companies have free rein in providing and deciding the content of courses, and universities are privatised.

We need a huge campaign that turns every college into a centre of resistance.

As soon as people get back to their college they need to organise an anti‑cuts meeting. Invite local trade unionists to come along.

Mass meetings can call demonstrations—and they can end in occupations. Taking over our colleges will show that we simply won’t accept the government’s nasty attacks on us.

A wave of college occupations around the country will show that we can escalate our campaign.

Every campaign against cuts should receive support, and every strike, such as the one at the BBC next Monday, needs support and solidarity.

If we can pull together, students and workers united, we stop the cuts in their tracks.

Where next after the national demo?

Education Activist Network coordinating meeting. Monday 15 November, 6pm, King’s College, London.

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