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The student revolt shows how to fight

The student protest last week was the start of the unity we need to go forward—now we need mass action against the government, says Mark Bergfeld, NUS executive (pc)

Issue No. 2228

I am proud of the student protest last week—and students across Britain have received enthusiastic messages of solidarity from workers.

This is the start of the unity we need to go forward. The occupation of the Tory headquarters at Millbank was excellent. Now we need mass action against the government.

Students and workers have to act together. We need meetings, demonstrations and stunts.

But what the government really fears is walkouts from workplaces, schools, colleges and universities.

It has no mandate for these cuts—and the Lib Dems lied when they said they wouldn’t raise tuition fees.

Coordinated action—and building for a general strike against cuts across the working class—can see the Tory toffs and their smug Lib Dem friends hounded from office.

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