Monthly Archives: March 2011

‘The Scab’ by Jack London

After God had finished the rattlesnake, the toad, and the vampire, he had some awful substance left with which he made a scab. A scab is a two-legged animal with a corkscrew soul, a water brain, a combination backbone of … Continue reading

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Bloomsbury Fightback meeting on Wednesday

Wednesday 16th March, 1pm-3pm Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, Room B03 On March 22nd and 24th, UCU members will be going on strike over pay freezes (or pay cuts, when adjusted for inflation) and attacks on their pension scheme. The meeting … Continue reading

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Solidarity message from Islington anti-cuts group

IHOOPS wishes you well in your continuing struggle.  We condemn the violent action by the university and their contracted bailiffs. It is likely that the reason for the escalation in their behaviour is the very purpose of the Anti-Cuts Space: … Continue reading

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Undercover Surveillance of Student Activists

During yesterday’s eviction we became aware of non-uniform police surveillance of the occupation. If you have any information on the person in these photographs (i.e. if you recognise him from previous protests, if you know him to be a police … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Student protesters violently evicted by university

ALL PRESS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE At around 4:30pm on Thursday 3rd March, bailiffs entered a property in Bedford Square owned by Royal Holloway, University of London in order to violently evict protesters. This is the first use of bailiffs … Continue reading

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They came through the roof…

Tonight’s events are all cancelled due to tonights illegal eviction. Bailiffs gained access to the building from the roof, occupants had no choice but to leave. Full account coming soon. Keep watching anticutsspace for the future. Solidarity, Anti-Cuts Space  

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Bailiffs use force to evict Anti-Cuts Space occupiers

For the first time in 20 years bailiffs used violent force in evicting a student occupation. After trying to kick down the doors of the grade 1 listed building, the bailiffs entered through the roof to forcefully evict the occupiers … Continue reading

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Schedule for today (3rd March) check back

11.00 – 12.00: General (House) Meeting 17.30 – 18.30: Participation and Legitimacy: How can more people be welcomed into, and empowered to act within, the movement?  Breaking down artificial barriers separating activists. 19.00  – onwards: Exploring the Anti-Cuts Grid: Meal and discussion on … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Royal Holloway Management and CIS Security

To Whom It May Concern, Five days into our occupation and security guards employed by CIS Security are still arriving for their shifts here without having being informed that they are providing security for an occupation and will not be … Continue reading

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Opening our doors to the new reserve army of labour

Tonight at 8pm the Anti-Cuts grid will be discussing underemployment, temporary workers and unpaid interns. Come join us! Here’s five reasons we need to get talking about precarious work. Precarity is a cross-class issue Short-term contract, uncontracted, informal, cash-in-hand, unpaid, … Continue reading

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