January 24, 2009

23 January 2009 – Student Occupations for gaza

Posted in demonstration information tagged , , , , , at 12:57 am by Alexia

WAVE OF STUDENT OCCUPATIONS FOR GAZA

There has been an extraordinary wave of student occupations in solidarity with Gaza in universities and colleges across Britain — in London, Oxford, Sussex, Warwick, Kingston and elsewhere. (See Guardian report here: http://tinyurl.com/d6r8u4)

Among the students’ demands are a call for aid to be organised for Gaza and for colleges to disinvest in arm companies which supply Israel.

The occupations in SOAS, the London School of Economics and Essex have all been victorious in winning these demands.

Other occupations are demanding that old computers and text books are sent to Gaza to replace those that have been destroyed. At Kings College, the students are occupying to demand the rescinding of the honorary doctorate awarded to Shimon Peres, the president of Israel. At Oxford, the students want a series of lectures by Peres cancelled.

SEND MESSAGES OF SUPPORT Five website have been set up by students involved in the occupations for Gaza, through which you can send messages of support.

LSE: http://lseoccupation.blogspot.com/

KINGS: http://kcloccupation.blogspot.com/

SUSSEX: http://sussexoccupation.blogspot.com/

WARWICK: http://warwicksolidaritysitin.wordpress.com/

OXFORD: http://occupiedoxford.wordpress.com/

JOIN THE OCCUPATIONS FOR GAZA CAMPAIGN If you are a student in a college or school and want advice on how you can join the occupation campaign in solidarity with Gaza, call 020 7278 6694.

We will then put you in touch with students already organising occupations. There will be a discussion of the student occupation campaign at the national activists meeting in London this Saturday (see below for details). Representatives from the university and college occupations have been invited to attend.

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