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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 March 2013

Fight grows against privatisation at Sussex Uni

Jack Poole, Sussex Socialist Students

As the occupation against the privatisation of services at Sussex University enters its fifth week, momentum continues to build behind the student campaign.

A demonstration has been called for Monday 25 March, with an appeal to anyone fighting privatisation around the country to head down to Sussex to show support.

It is expected to be the biggest demonstration yet - there has been a demonstration of 700 already - with coaches coming from universities, as well as local trade unionists and campaigners from across the Sussex area.

The campaign at Sussex has gained national attention, and is leading the fightback against the privatisation of higher education. Solidarity actions and messages have been flooding in from campaigns at other universities around the country, and one from students at Linnaeus University in Sweden!

Monday's demonstration will bring the opposition to these attacks down on Sussex campus with the united message: "Stop the sell off!"

Join the demo: 25 March, 1pm, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RH

Please send solidarity messages to sussexagainstprivatisation@gmail.com

Twitter: @occupy_sussex

Facebook: "Stop The Privatization Of Sussex University Services"

For more info on the campaign see the article in issue 756 of the Socialist and at www.socialistparty.org.uk. Look out for a report on the demonstration in the next issue of the Socialist.

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TUSC election campaign has an impact in Gospel Oak

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Books that inspired me

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