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Student occupation updates: Nottingham, Newcastle and Leeds

02 December 2010
Leeds University occupation goes into second week Some 100 students have been occupying Leeds University since Day X, Wednesday 24 November. They went in following the march by 3,000 people in the city against education cuts.

Occupation at Leeds shows student strength

29 November 2010
Students at the University of Leeds are now into their sixth day of occupation – and support for them is growing.

Leeds occupation to host all-Leeds general assembly

27 November 2010
From the occupation

Day X: Pictures from Leeds student protest

24 November 2010

Day X live coverage of student protests across Britain

24 November 2010
7.19pm The occupation at Leeds University is growing. A local cafe is donating 100 portions of rice and dahl for the students.

Leeds protesters shut down Vodafone

28 October 2010
Around 30 activists in Leeds shut down all three Vodafone stores in the city centre today, Thursday, in protest at the company’s legal tax dodge of £6 billion in tax.

Amber cars drivers send clear signal

26 October 2010
Two hundred and fifty drivers at the Amber Car firm in Leeds last week refused to work after a £10 a week increase in rental charges.

Bolton protester is innocent

12 October 2010
Dane Kelly, a 24-year-old student from Leeds, was cleared on Monday of a charge of using threatening and abusive words and behaviour against a police officer.

‘It’s like the Tories are ghettoising poor people’

03 August 2010
Clare suffers from depression and mental health problems, and is unable to work. She lives in Leeds and relies on housing benefit. She spoke to Socialist Worker about the impact the Tory proposals will have on her life.

Leeds and Nottingham teachers strike against bullying

27 July 2010
Teachers at Farnley Park Mathematics and Computing College in Leeds, West Yorkshire, struck on Wednesday of last week over bullying. The strike involved members of all three unions at the school – the NUT, NASUWT and ATL.

'We're ready to fight back'

22 June 2010
More than 100 people joined the budget day protest in Leeds, with banners and flags from the PCS, Unison, NUT, CWU and UCU unions as well as the trades council, Stop the War and the Labour Representation Committee.

Splash wins extension for Leeds sport centre

22 June 2010
Months of campaigning by SPLASH, a users’ group who want South Leeds sports centre to stay open, has won a four-month extension.

List of budget day protests, 22 June

08 June 2010
North London 12 noon outside Whittington Hospital Hackney 6pm, Hackney town hall Lewisham 6pm, at the clock tower Lambeth 6pm, Lambeth town hall Southwark 5.30pm, Elephant & Castle tube station Manchester 6pm, Piccadilly Gardens Newcastle 5pm, the Monument Leeds 6pm, Victoria Gardens Birmingham 5pm, Government House Sheffield 5pm, town hall Bolton 12 noon-2pm, town hall Southampton 5.30pm, town hall Glasgow 3pm onwards, George Sq Edinburgh 1pm rally, 5pm protest, City Square Wales 4.30-6.30pm, Cardiff Senedd

Leeds united as city rocks against racism once again

27 April 2010
More than 400 black, white and Asian people of all ages packed into a Love Music Hate Racism gig in Leeds last month.

Stopping the Nazis in Kent

20 April 2010
East Kent and Medway Unite Against Fascism activists leafleted outside the Gillingham versus Leeds football match at the Priestfield Stadium in Gillingham on Saturday.

Bosses retreat at Leeds - and strike is on at King’s

23 March 2010
Lecturers at Leeds university called off a planned one-day strike last week after forcing management to climb down.

Leeds university lecturers set new strike date

10 March 2010
Lecturers at Leeds University are set to strike on Thursday 18 March. They will be striking on the same day as lecturers at Sussex University.

Rally in support of Leeds university workers

09 March 2010
Around 150 workers and students rallied in support of Leeds university lecturers on Thursday of last week.

Leeds lecturers force a retreat

02 March 2010
Lecturers at Leeds University have won important concessions from their bosses by threatening to strike.

Leeds students sit in against the cuts

25 February 2010
Around 300 students and workers demonstrated at Leeds university today. They marched around the campus in defence of jobs and education.

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