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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 December 2006

CDF online petition launched!

Socialist Students has received a fantastic response from the Campaign to Defeat Fees online petition. In a matter of days, over 200 people have signed the petition from over 60 universities and colleges.

Matt Dobson

Many of them have contacted us to get campaigning materials and to find out about getting actively involved. Here are some quotes from students around the country.

Jonathon from King's College London: "Education is being marketised - we need to fight back effectively, no token gestures. The NUS needs to recognise this and provide a lead for students in the fight against top-up fees. We have seen victories in other countries where school students fought back and won. We need to build that success here".

Daniel from Portsmouth: "Where does my money go? If the government stopped paying to kill people through war then perhaps it could invest in the future of this country by providing us with free education just like they had! If it's good for them then it's good for us."

Jen from Canterbury: "I was at uni for one term and got a loan to make life easier what with how expensive university has become. It's so stupid! Education should be for everyone not just those who can afford it. Over £4,000 to be educated and have somewhere to live? That's got to end."

Sean from University of Manchester: "Education should be a right, not a privilege". Archie from North Shropshire: "Keep up the good work and more local demos".

As well as students, trade unionists have also signed the petition from Unison, CWU, USDAW, T&G, NUS and the UCU. Students all around the world have sent messages of solidarity to the campaign from India, the United States, the Netherlands and Mexico.

  • Get online now and get people in your school, college, university, trade union branch and students' union to sign the petition and get involved in the campaign. www.socialiststudents.org.uk

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    In The Socialist 7 December 2006:

    NHS campaigns unite

    Blair's health service lies

    NHS mass protests continue

    Building the national day of action

    ITC programme fails

    Diary of events


    War and terrorism

    Bush and Blair still in denial

    "The greatest strategic disaster in American history"


    Workplace news

    Strike threat forces victory

    300,000 workers in PCS strike Ballot

    "Merry Christmas Mr SCCrooge"

    Blood service staff prepared to fight job losses

    UCU: Left victory in sight

    JJB workers fight sackings


    Socialist Students

    "Stop the rent rises!"

    Campaign to Defeat Fees is building across London

    CDF online petition launched!

    Fight Blair's divisive academy programme


    Socialism 2006

    Socialism 2006

    Britain's Muslims under siege - which way forward?

    "Inspired and informed"

    Do you have to be red to be green?

    Socialism 2006 - another major step forward


    Socialist Party news and analysis

    200 march against Lincoln's far right

    Trident - a waste of our money

    Privatised rail bosses hike up fares

    MPs wannabe rich


    International socialist news and analysis

    Chávez re-election - a set-back for the right

    Balance sheet of WASG national conference

    Political tensions rage in Bolivia


     

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