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From The Socialist newspaper, 8 December 2010
Organising a college walkout
Sixty students from Haberdasher Aske's Hatcham College in New Cross Gate joined the central London protests on 24 November. They were led by Jack Jordan, a year 11 student from the school. I interviewed him to find out a bit more about building for the walk-out.
Jack had been thinking about joining the protest with a few of his friends, when he realised that there were a lot more students interested too.
He created a Facebook group, which had over 100 members in three days. It was gradually noticed that with so many people going, the most effective course of action was to stage a walkout, and meet up with students from nearby Goldsmiths University.
The number of students that took part in the walk out made it impractical to punish them when they returned to school.
Jack also attributes the lack of reprisals to a statement from the National Union of Teachers that pledged its 'strong support' for students and teachers in the struggle against tuition fees.
Jack also spoke of the importance of making any action as well publicised as possible, and open to everyone.
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In The Socialist 8 December 2010:
Fighting cuts and fees
This is just the start!
The fight goes on against fees and cuts
Resisting police intimidation
Youth Fight for Education
Youth Fight for Education launch
Youth Fight for Jobs conference report
Socialist Students conference
30 November: student day of action on cuts and fees
Con-Dems can be defeated: Welsh Assembly backs down on EMA and fees
Organising a college walkout
Cuts cost lives
Tories' secret job cuts plan exposed
'We need fighting unions to halt cuts'
Nottingham march against billionaire tax dodgers
National Shop Stewards Network
All-Britain Anti-Cuts Campaign to be launched
Building the anti-cuts movement
Scotland: Unison votes for fighting cuts strategy
TUSC calls election campaign conference
Keep the post public campaign
Keep the Post Public campaign
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Housing under attack: Ripping off the roof over our heads
Socialist Party NHS campaign
Medirest health workers need help to fight multinational
Campaign stops health bosses' closure plan
Don't let profit become the bottom line in care
Battle for Barking
Hull: racist BNP demo stopped
International socialist news and analysis
Protesters demand halt to opencast coal mining in Bangladesh
Egypt's regime perpetrates a massive election fraud
Warmonger Rajapaksa forced to abandon his Oxford Union speech
Kazakhstan - a repressive and corrupt state
The Socialist 8 December 2010 |
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