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Bail In

February 20, 2011

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Today, Saturday 19th December, activists across the country participated in UK Uncut’s call to peaceful direct action against what it sees as corporate irresponsibility, in this occasion in the form of Barclays bank. UKC Anti Cuts, along with students from other universities in Canterbury, local residents including a mother with her two children, occupied a […]

Don’t Worry Cameron, I don’t doubt the big society’s fast approach

February 15, 2011

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David Cameron has this week finally decided to come clean on his plans for big society. Dusting off the cobwebs that have settled in, he has come out to fight the critics who have lined up to discredit his ideal of us rediscovering our social responsibilities. Many have argued that his crippling the public sector, […]

Education: New “Solutions”

February 15, 2011

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Over the Christmas period I was one of the students who remained in occupation at the University  of Kent in protest against my Vice-Chancellor’s peculiar endorsement of the tuition fee rise and the governments short sighted cuts to education. I believe that education is a public good that should remain accessible to as many as […]