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French student: ‘We are part of a united front against this law’

Eve Venetski is on the information committee at Censier university in Paris. She spoke to Socialist Worker about how the students have organised.

Issue No. 1993

Eve Venetski

Eve Venetski

Every morning at 7am students arrive to blockade our university. We put desks and chairs across the entrances.

On our campus this is mainly symbolic because the majority of students and staff support the struggle.

In other colleges there have been attempts by some students to break the occupations – though they are a minority with very little support.

From day one it was important that we kept everybody informed about the occupations.

We have daily general assemblies in the colleges that are addressed by union militants and campaigners on how to take the struggle forward.

We make decisions on tactics and strategy at these meetings, then issue leaflets and bulletins to the students, university staff and the local community.

These meetings send delegates to a student coordination committee that includes students and trade unions from across the country.

We are part of a united front against the government that goes beyond traditional politics.

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